ARTISTIC DIRECTION + PRODUCING

The Foundry - West Stockbridge, MA
Director of New Work (Present) 

thefoundryws.com     

             

➢ Currently co-creating the vision for all new work produced in partnership with the Foundry including interdisciplinary project incubation and development and artist residencies.

Bazaar Productions/The Berkshire Fringe – Brooklyn, NY / Berkshires, MA
Co-Producing Artistic Director (2005-2020)
bazaarproductions.org
 

➢  Produced and curated international theater festival from 2005-2014

➢  Built a network of over 500+ emerging artists across the globe

➢  Collaborated with staff, interns and production teams to organize 50+ events

annually including interdisciplinary and devised performances, visual art exhibitions, films, panel discussions, workshops, large-scale fundraising events, a music series and a new play development program for emerging writers

SELECT TEACHING & GUEST ARTIST POSITIONS

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts – North Adams, MA | 2014 -17, 2021

➢ Guest Director for 6 productions including Palimpsest2021 (Devised), The Laramie Project, Motherfu*ker with the Hat, Riot and more

➢ Guest Lecturer: Arts Administration

Boston University - Boston, MA | 2017-2020

➢ Instructor, Acting&Performance
➢ Instructor, TheaterEnsemble (Devising,Collaboration)
➢ Teaching Assistant, Dramatic Literature

 

University at Albany – Albany, New York - | 2016, 2020

➢ Adjunct Faculty, Department of Theatre and Music
➢ Guest Director, The Exonerated and New Play Arena
➢ Visiting Lecturer, Acting 1 instructor

 

Bard College At Simon’s Rock –Great Barrington, MA | 2006 – 2010

➢ Adjunct Faculty, Department of Theatre
➢ Guest Director, Crimes of the Heart
➢ Courses taught: Acting and Directing, Devising Theatre, Mask Making

 

Barrington Stage Company – Pittsfield, MA | 2014 - 2015

➢  Artistic Mentor and Playwright for Award Winning PMP Program

➢  Created and devised three projects with youth and young people impacted by the

justice system

 

WAM Theatre – Lenox, MA - 2019

➢ Co-Director of Intergenerational Teen/Elder Ensemble
➢ Co-Directed and Devised the original piece Fractured Dreams

EDUCATION + TRAINING

Boston University, College of Fine Arts

M.F.A, Directing 

 

Dell’Arte International– Blue Lake, CA
Professional Training and Certification, Ensemble based Physical Theater

 

Bard College at Simon’s Rock – Great Barrington, MA
B.A in Performance Studies, Cum Laude

Workshops, Intensives and Professional Development

Sojourn Theater Institute/Center for Performance and Civic Practice, Theatrical Intimacy Educators, Sharell D. Luckett/Black Acting Methods Studio, Nicole Brewer/Anti-Racist Theater, Tectonic Theater Project, The National Theater of the Deaf, Shakespeare & Company, Shakespeare Sedona Institute and Fiasco Theater.

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION + INTEREST


Directing, Creative Process Facilitation, Movement & Physical Theater, Acting & Performance (for actors and non actors), Devised Theater (Creation and Performance), Interdisciplinary Collaboration (for actors and non actors), New Play Development, Writing for Performance, Site Specific Work, Adaptations, Multi-Media/Hybrid Work, Arts Management, Curation and Producing

 

PUBLICATIONS + AWARDS

White Silence in American Theater Training & Practice and the Urgency of Disrupting it (2020)

 

Is Angel’s in America tough to teach? Maybe, but we’re here to learn

American Theatre Magazine, 2018

 

A Snowball’s Chance (Theatre in an Age of Climate Change)

HowlRound Theater Commons, April 2016

 

Martha Boschen Porter Fund

Grant for the Development of full length, devised work, PASSAGE

 

She’s Got Moxie Award

Presented by the Berkshire Festival of Women in the Arts

 

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Awards Granted 2006-2014, 2019