I am a multi hyphenate theatre artist. What’s most important to me isn’t the role I play, but the purpose of the production. I have served productions in many roles, including as an educator, director, dramaturg, playwright, stage manager, production manager, and intimacy choreographer. My work, in whatever role I’m serving, is energized by service to community, mentorship, and the potential to catalyze social change.
As the Director of the University of Michigan’s Educational Theatre Company (UMetc), I produce, direct, and program the company’s academic and school year performances. I am a Core Ensemble Member and Production Manager for A Host of People, a Detroit-based ensemble theater company creating original work that celebrates complexity, imagination, and the synthesis of seemingly disparate elements – at once epic and intimate, political and personal, poetic and approachable. I am also the Artistic Director of BoxFest Detroit, an annual theatre festival to support the work directors who identify as women. I have worked regionally with the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, University of Michigan’s InterArts Program, Heritage Works, Ann Arbor Dance Works, A Host of People, Tipping Point Theatre, Matrix Theatre Company, Puzzle Piece Theatre, and the Michigan Equity Theatre Alliance; and internationally with the London-based production company, Turtle Key Arts. I have a Master of Arts from King’s College, London in Theatre & Performance Studies and a Bachelor of Arts from Alma College in Theatre and English.
I am an Actor’s Equity Association Membership Candidate, a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, an Alumni Epsilon member of the International English Honorary Sigma Tau Delta, a member of Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, and a member at large for the Theatre and Social Change focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.