Actor, Director, Designer, Educator
IMPORTANT PROJECTS OVER THE YEARS
ARTISTS RISE UP NEW YORK
As a member of Artists Rise Up New York, I had the honor of collaborating with many talented artists to create theatre and perform theatre pieces which helped us unite as one in the face of the 2016 election. As a member of the planning Committee, I acted, directed, and designed pre and post-show installation activities. The purpose of these activities was to engage the audience in community-building and discussion.
I have been fortunate to have worked with some very talented teenagers over the years, in collaboration with Kids Creative Collective. We have worked on everything from Shakespeare adaptations to scene study to devised theatre to an adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" and more. This is one of the most rewarding parts of my work.
IMMERSIVE HAUNTED HOUSE EXPERIENCE
Each year the students in my theatre elective class, along with numerous volunteers, turn the school auditorium into a Haunted House. I am always thoroughly impressed at their discipline and passion when working on a truly challenging event.
I have had the pleasure of working as an Actor, Director, Designer, and Educator in New York City since 2006. I have been part of the PIMA MFA Program at Brooklyn College since August 2019. Theatre is the most powerful means of communication and community-building, and I look forward to many more exciting projects.
FUN PROJECTS AND PARTNERSHIPS
These are some projects and people who I've had the great fortune of collaborating with over the years.
KIDS CREATIVE COLLECTIVE
Kids Creative Collective is my longest creative partnership to date. They are a wonderful non- profit whose mission is to provide free and low-cost theatre to inner-city youth. We have worked together to design curriculum for my classes, direct productions for the Drama Club, and design summer programs.
GUEST BLOG POST FOR THE H.E.A.T. COLLECTIVE
I had the honor of writing a blog post for the H.E.A.T. Collective in November 2018. Please check it out here:
CANDID DIRECTOR SHOT
Who doesn't love a great candid shot? This is from my school's Haunted House production in October 2018.
"Believe you can and you're halfway there"
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