As a theatre director I collaborate with other artists on both musical and nonmusical productions, telling the clearest stories possible in fresh and impactful ways. I am particularly drawn to scripts that grapple with race, gender, and other social and political issues.
I have directed every age and level of experience, including youth, college, community, and professional theatre. I take pride in being a well-rounded theatre artist who values every role in our collaborative artform, and I am just as comfortable communicating with my design and production team as I am with my actors.
I work to create a safe and supportive environment using consent-based and trauma-informed practices. My education in these areas is active and ongoing. I prioritize equity and representation in casting, and I establish a rehearsal room in which my collaborators are encouraged to contribute ideas and take risks. I bring a pedagogical spirit and an iterative mindset to my directing work, viewing each project as an opportunity for all of us to ask questions, make discoveries, learn from each other, and grow from where we are.
University of Northern Iowa
March 1-5, 2023
in the Strayer-Wood Theatre
In tech we trust. But what happens when we don’t fully understand what it’s doing to us? Radium Girls reminds us that this is not a new question. Set early in the 20th century and based on true events, it follows the struggle of Grace Fryer, a dial painter and one of many young girls who fell mysteriously ill from using radium-infused paint in her factory job. This fast-paced play is suitable for viewers of all ages, educating audiences on an event in US history that highlights the vital importance of holding those in power accountable for their actions.
More info at Current Season | TheatreUNI
Additional Event: Join us at 7 p.m. on February 27 for a panel discussion with experts on the prominent themes found in the show. Discussion will be held at Room 108 of the Communication Arts Center.
WONDER OF THE WORLD (2022)
Wonder of the World
October 21-23 & 27-29
in Dows Auditorium
Do you believe in fate? How can you tell if you really know someone? What would you do if you could start over? These are the questions Cass asks herself when she discovers the shocking truth about the man she married. Cass makes the bold decision to leave her old life behind and embark on a journey of self-discovery, checking off items on her bucket list and befriending a zany cast of characters along the way before finding herself teetering on the edge of the world’s most famous waterfall. Hilarious, absurd, wacky, and whimsical, this comedy reminds us it’s possible to find hope and humor in any situation.
More info at Theatre Arts Productions | Coe College
This production premiered an updated version of the script as a direct result of our collaboration with playwright David Lindsay-Abaire!
Production photos by Jonathan Allender-Zivic
THE REVOLUTIONISTS (2022)
Production photos by Rob Merritt
Production photos by Greg Billman
THE WOLVES (2019)
Production photos by Olivia Houchins-McCollum