i do some stuff

One of my earliest theater memories is playing the role of Alice in a production of Alice in Wonderland. This particular show was highly interactive; I would skip through the auditorium, confer with the audience and await their encouragement before jumping down the rabbit hole. Clearly, in this production, the audience played a huge role in my character’s journey and the overall energy of the show, which allowed for a meaningful exchange between the performers and the audience. While not every play is as overtly audience-interactive, this formative experience showed me that this core idea holds true across all theater: audiences are part of the play. For me, nowhere is this more true than the works of my theatrical heroes: Tennessee Williams, Sarah Ruhl, Lynn Nottage and Sam Shepard. Thus, when I write a play, my focus is equally divided between the story I am telling and the way a live audience might influence, experience and become a part of that story.

One of my earliest theater memories is playing the role of Alice in a production of "Alice in Wonderland." This particular show was highly interactive; I would skip through the auditorium, confer with the audience and await their encouragement before jumping down the rabbit hole. Clearly, in this production, the audience played a huge role in my character’s journey and the overall energy of the show, which allowed for a meaningful exchange between the performers and the audience. While not every play is as overtly audience-interactive, this formative experience showed me that this core idea holds true across all theater: audiences are part of the play. For me, nowhere is this more true than the works of my theatrical heroes: Tennessee Williams, Sarah Ruhl, Lynn Nottage and Sam Shepard. Thus, when I write a play, my focus is equally divided between the story I am telling and the way a live audience might influence, experience and become a part of that story.

recent work & accomplishments

Under the Bridge (10-minute play)
When an interstate highway bridge threatens the livelihood of two trolls, a decision must be made—stay or leave forever?

Ody and Sam’s Epic Drive (10-minute play)
Two outlaws on the run find their escape plan compromised by the most unlikely of foes.