The theatre has always been a home to me. Although I spent my entire childhood telling stories and putting on performances, I found my love for directing in college. Through my studies at Ithaca College, I developed this passion and began to use theatre to tell the stories of the world around me. After graduating summa cum laude, I started working with playwrights to develop new work, and to facilitate and produce workshops of their new plays. I am passionate about theatre for social change, and enjoy using theatre as a facet to tell inspiring stories that can change the way people view the world.
Directing allows us to share stories, and reach an audience through facets we don’t often think about in daily life, such as sound, shape and memory. As a director, I focus on deconstructing a script to its core story elements and creating a world in which actors can tell the playwrights’ stories on stage. I often gravitate towards directing plays that break convention through language or subject-matter in order to challenge our perceptions of reality. Through dance, movement and language, I like to play with our existing assumptions and communicate stories to audiences through multiple senses.
As a playwright, I focus on being the medium between the world and the theatre. Playwriting allows me taking real life moments and dramatize them on stage. Through language, characters can become multi-dimensional and create daring conflicts filled with tension on stage. I love developing new plays, whether I’m working on a short, twn-minute or long 1-2 act play. I also am passionate about collaborating with other playwrights and providing them with assistance and dramaturgical feedback as they develop their work.