Podcast | Traumaturgy
I've joined with Dr. Loretta LC Brady to look at the intersection of trauma with theatre. Started during the Covid-19 pandemic, we look at how the theatre shutdown has affected artists across theatrical disciplines. Guests have included Robert Barry Fleming, Whitney White, Mark Fisher, Joan Lipkin, Caridad Svich, Kelsey Mesa, Laura Rikard, Miranda Haymon, Jared Mezzocchi and many, many more artists and thinkers.
I also produce a podcast of audio plays titled Theatre for Your Ears which consists of 10-minute plays written and acted by theatre folk across the country.
The Palace Theatre | Coffee Table Book
Available through the box office at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH, this commemorative book looks at the history of this great vaudeville theatre from 1915-2015. I grew up acting on this stage so it was an honor when Executive Director Peter Ramsey asked me to research and write the history down. If you look closely, you will even find a photo of me at 10 years old asking for more in a production of "Oliver!"
Check out my resume for information on more of my writing including book chapters and articles on Quidditch, Black Playwrights & White Audiences, and doing service learning in New Orleans with students.
Chair | KCACTF, Region 2
I took over as Chair for Region 2 (MD, PA, DE, NJ, DC, WVA, parts of NY, VA and OH) in April 2022 in order to plan our first in-person festival in 2 years. Working with a dedicated team of academic volunteers, I instituted a new online registration system and mobile app, created tracks for workshops including gearing some for faculty, and created an online respondent training program.
This 3-year leadership position involves traveling the country to other festivals and working with theatre students and faculty alike to create a weeklong conference for over 650 attendees. All while organizing responses to productions across our region and keeping the non-profit organization fiscally solvent and thriving. Oh, and we try to have fun!
Alice in Wonderland
Watch my adaptation of Lewis Carroll's tale for theatre for young audiences performed by York College of Pennsylvania students in December 2017. This 45 minute version of this children's classic was set in a playground and designed by Seth Werner and built by the college's tech students (click on image for Youtube video)
More information on professional and educational directing can be found on the Directing pages.
Police Role Playing
With my students at York College of PA, we have worked with the York County Crisis Intervention Team yearly and the Special Crimes Unit helping them earn recertification with their bloodhound. This work was recognized with a cover story in York College Magazine and has led to a partnership with St. Anselm College’s psychology program where YCP theatre majors worked with them using game theory to create a role-playing model for first responders during fall semester 2020.