Work

Perhaps the only way I have found to sum up my passion for theatre is the story of my directorial debut. At the age of 6, I put on a rather impressive production of Annie in the backyard, in which I played all the roles, wrote program notes, cast my family as understudies in case I fell ill, and managed to completely ignore the fact that my brother’s 1st birthday party was of more importance to my family than my ability to play every orphan from Annie to Pepper in under two hours.

Directing

As a director, I create work that honors the histories and traditions of many forms of theatre, while also adhering to the cultural context that we exist in now. My personal belief is that theatre, in its inherit collaboration, is an extremely powerful source for stimulating conversation, offering education, and providing much-needed escape from and observation of the world in which we exist.

Dramaturgy

Dramaturgy is crucial to the execution of theatre, and to the preservation of theatrical history. Any person who holds the position of “dramaturg” or, dare we spell it “dramaturge” will eventually face the question “What is it that you do exactly?” more times than they can fathom. Each dramaturg will develop a flurry of responses that are easily understood at those occasions when people talk about their work. But while these sorts of titles might be fun to throw around, they also seem deliberately vague and they don’t get anyone any closer to actually understanding the nuts-and-bolts of what a dramaturg does.One of the more well-understood aspects of a dramaturg’s job is their role as researcher. More often than not, a dramaturg is responsible for answering all the factual questions that come up in rehearsals and so we spend hours digging up information on a wide variety of highly specific topics. This is the part of the job spent sitting in libraries. The dramaturg helps build the world through which the original story emerged and, in doing so, aids those whose job it is to interpret that story.

One of the more well-understood aspects of a dramaturg’s job is their role as researcher. More often than not, a dramaturg is responsible for answering all the factual questions that come up in rehearsals and so we spend hours digging up information on a wide variety of highly specific topics. This is the part of the job spent sitting in libraries. The dramaturg helps build the world through which the original story emerged and, in doing so, aids those whose job it is to interpret that story.

My work has encompassed intense research on the background of beloved musicals such as Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I and Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. I have also had the distinct pleasure to aid in preserving the rich theatrical histories of Interlochen Center for the Arts and Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theatre.

Producing

From conception to execution I have overseen many productions as part of my work with Doghouse Ensemble Theatre.

The mission of Doghouse Ensemble Theatre is to offer artists opportunities to create innovative, exciting, and dynamic work, embracing the fact that they are spread all across the world. The Doghouse Ensemble is dedicated to pushing creative boundaries and allowing for communities around the globe to access our work without being financially burdened.