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.
As a director I strive to create a collaborative space where playwrights, actors and designers can craft a compelling story to share with an audience and inspire change. I am drawn to plays that explore the human experience in ways we aren’t conscious of in our everyday life such as emotion, sound or movement. I enjoy exaggerating these intangible aspects on stage to examine the range of the human experience and how absurdity intersects with reality.
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, ten-minute or longer play with many acts. I also am passionate about collaborating with other playwrights and providing them with assistance and dramaturgical feedback as they develop their work.