ARTISTIC DIRECTION + PRODUCING

Co-Producing Artistic Director, Bazaar Productions/The Berkshire Fringe – Brooklyn, NY / Berkshires, MA | 2003–Present

  • Produce and curate internationally recognized theater festival
     

  • Organize 50+ events annually including multi media performances, exhibitions, films, panel discussions
     

  • Organize large-scale fundraising events, exhibitions and community workshops
     

  • Cultivate diverse network of 600+ artists and ensembles across the United States, Europe and Asia
     

  • Hire, mentor and evaluate staff, interns and production team

Kickwheel Ensemble Theater, Founding Company Member – Pittsfield, MA | Brooklyn, NY 2012–Present
 

  • Envision and implement long term artistic vision, strategy and programming for ensemble theater company
     

  • Facilitate large scale collaborations with company members and associate artists across the US
     

  • Collaborate as director/ writer with 14+ actors, musicians and designers.
     

  • Production History: The Waypoint, Dark An End of The World Play with Music and an Exercise Bike, Long Way Down, Flark, Bad Influence Stephen, Tree Wives and PASSAGE 

ADJUNCT FACULTY AND GUEST ARTIST POSITIONS

Boston University- Boston, MA 2017- Present

  • Guest Instructor, Acting + Performance

  • Dramatic Literature Teaching Assistant: Intro to Aesthetics, Modern Drama, Contemporary Drama

University at Albany - Albany, NY | 2016
 

  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Theater and Music 
     

  • Guest Director, The Exonerated
     

  • Instructor, Acting 1 

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts –North Adams, MA | 2009, 2014-17
 

  • Guest Director: Riot, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dog Sees God, Noises Off
     

  • Creative Consultant/Acting Coach: Romeo & Juliet (KCACTF Region 1, Award Winning Production)
     

  • Guest Lecturer: “Cultivating the next generation of arts curators, producers and theater makers”

 

Bard College At Simon’s Rock –Great Barrington, MA | 2006–2013
 

  • Adjunct Faculty, Theatre Program
     

  • Courses taught:  Devising Theatre, Mask Making and Construction
     

  • Guest Director: Crimes of The Heart
     

  • Assistant Director to Karen Allen: Moonchildren
     

  • Assistant Director to Aimee Michel: Glass Menagerie, Uncommon Women and Others, Hurricane Hotel

     

Barrington Stage Company–Pittsfield, MA | 2014-2015
 

  • Artistic Mentor and Playwright for Award Winning PMP Program
     

  • Productions: This Generation, My Generation (Playwright); The Second Side (Playwright and Director)
     

 

WAM Theater/University at Albany –Albany, NY | 2014
 

  • Guest Director, Everywoman 
     

 

TEACHING ARTIST POSITIONS

Berkshire Country Day School –Lenox, MA | 2014-2016
 

  • Guest Director: The Importance of Being Earnest, The Tempest, Off Map (Original Musical)
    Twelfth Night ; Don’t Grow Up, It’s a Trap (Original Piece)

     

  • Courses taught: The Actors Instrument, Clown and Comic Acting, Playing Shakespeare, Writing for Performance

 

Millbrook School –Millbrook, NY | 2015
 

  • Artist in Residence with Kickwheel Ensemble Theater
     

  • Guest Director: PASSAGE residency and workshop production 

 

STARRR Cohort Drama Program –New York, NY | 2004-2005
 

  • Teaching Artist for inner city drama program
     

  • Guest Director, original touring production, The Emperor
     

SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • Facing Our Truth— Director, No More Monsters Here, Colonial Theater—Pittsfield, MA | 2016
     

  • Ivy Austin Productions – Director,  Miss Valentine—New York, NY | 2014
     

  • O’Haver & Associates – Assistant to the Casting Director for international commercial auditions – New York, NY | 2012-13
     

  • 24Hour Theater Project – On-site Producer— Schenectady, NY | 2013
     

  • WAM Theatre, 10X10 Festival—Co-Producer & Director - The Decade Project —Pittsfield, MA | 2013
     

  • Martin E. Segal Theater, CUNY Graduate Center, House Manager—New York, NY | 2010-2011
     

  • Bang on a Can- Tour Manager, Carbon Copy Building—Liverpool, UK/New York, NY | 2006
     

  • Mad Apple Films – Production Assistant/Props Designer, Windows— Brooklyn, NY 2006
     

 

PUBLICATIONS + AWARDS
 

A Snowball’s Chance (Theatre in an Age of Climate Change), Howlround.com, April 2016
 

Martha Boschen Porter Fund, Grant for the Development of PASSAGE, 2015
 

She’s Got Moxie Award, Presented by the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers and Women in the Arts, 2010

Massachusetts Cultural Council, Awards Granted 2006-2014 

 


EDUCATION + TRAINING

Boston University, College of Fine Arts 
MFA, Theater Directing (Expected graduation, 2020) 

Dell’Arte International– Blue Lake, CA

Professional Training and Certification, Ensemble based Physical Theater
 

Bard College at Simon’s Rock – Great Barrington, MA

Bachelor of Arts in Performance Studies, Cum Laude
 

Workshops, Training and Professional Development

Shakespeare & Company, Shakespeare Sedona Institute,

The National Theater of the Deaf, Fiasco Theater, Dell’Arte International,

Under The Table Theater Ensemble, Tectonic Theater Ensemble

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Actors Equity Association, Network of Ensemble Theaters, The Dramatists Guild

 

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Directing, Acting Technique (for actors and non actors), Devised Theater (Creation and Performance), Ensemble

Building and Interdisciplinary Collaboration (for actors and non actors), New Play Development, Writing for

Performance, Site Specific Work, Adaptations, Physical Theater, Arts Management, Actor Coaching, Producing