I co-founded The Foundry @ PlayPenn and now teach playwriting and dramaturgy in the MFA Theatre Program at Temple University. I hold a M.F.A. from the University of Southern California and a B.A. from Agnes Scott College. In 2019, I received a Special Commendation from the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas’ Leon Katz Award for my work as an educator and mentor.
Being a teaching artist is deeply rooted in my practice. I enjoy working with both children and adults to crack open new worlds through theatrical exploration. I've worked with a wide range of educational organizations including The O’Neill Theatremakers, KC-ACTF, McCarter Theatre, Kennedy Center Playwrights Intensive, PlayPenn, University of Pennsylvania, University of the Arts, Agnes Scott College, Philadelphia Young Playwrights and the Paula Vogel Mentor Project, Kelly Writers House, Temple University, Rowan University, Disquiet International Literary Conference (Lisbon), and University of California, San Diego. I have a number of 1-3 day workshops that I teach around the country. Workshops current available are: Professional Development for the Theatre Artist (The Most Popular), Creating Compelling Characters, the Basics of Structure & Conflict, Universe Conjuring & World Building, and Writing Strong Dialogue. In addition, I can design a workshop specifically for your need and/or institution.
I also am a dramaturg and have worked with both individual theater artists and companies to support the development of a wide variety of work by diverse artists. Companies include PlayPenn, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Arden Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, North Coast Repertory Theatre, and Native Voices.
My full CV is available upon request.
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Academic Publications & Presentations
“Playwriting 101: Every Character Wears A Mask,” World Playwriting Workbook, Methuen Drama (Publication/Coming Soon)
“Building a Career as a Freelance Dramaturg,” Literary Mangers and Dramaturgs of the Americas Regional Event, Philadelphia (Panel Leader)
“Using Technology to Break Barriers in Theater Creation and Education,” What's Next in the Arts: Creative Conversations Symposium, Philadelphia (Presentation)
“Adapting Shakespeare,” Annenberg Center/Kelly Writers House @ the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Workshop Session)
“The Extinction of Literary Offices: How do we advocate for new plays now?” Stratera Conference, New York City (Workshop Session)
“Cross Pollination: Inclusive Models that Nurture Emerging Playwrights",” Literary Managers and Dramaturgy of the Americas Conference, Toronto (Presentation)
“Teaching the Contemporary Playwriting Workshop,” Audience Revolution: Dispatches from the Field, Theatre Communications Group (Publication)
“(Dis)Connection: Teaching Theater and Technology,” Theatre and Technology: Crossing Borders Conference, Theatre Communications Group (Publication)
“The Greening of American Theatre,” LMDA Review (Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas Review), Volume 8, Issue 2, University of Puget Sound (Publication)