Making meaning begins with the artists and ends with the audience. To truly utilize the collaborative nature of the art form is the strength of the medium itself. This collaboration begins in the intentional rehearsal process and ends with the highly crafted product. Without this excellence of product, the collaboration with the audience is incomplete. Without the intentional rehearsal process, the collaboration with the artists is incomplete. Only through a commitment to the whole collaboration as one distinct entity can we honor performance well. I received my directing MFA from Northwestern University under head of program Robert Falls.
Select Directing Credits
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2023 The Night Diary – Mukta Phatak, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, NC. (upcoming spring ’23)
2022 Men on Boats – Jacklyn Backhaus, Bucknell University, Lewisburg; PA. (upcoming fall ’22)
2021 Appropriate – Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins, Bucknell University, Lewisburg; PA.
2019 Blue Stockings – Jessica Swale, Bucknell University, Lewisburg; PA.
2017 Les Liaisons Dangereuses – Christopher Hampton, Bucknell University, Lewisburg.
2017 Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare, Bucknell University, Lewisburg; PA.
2015 Radium Girls – D.W. Gregory, Bucknell University, Lewisburg; PA.
2013 Black Comedy – Peter Shaffer, Bucknell University. Lewisburg; PA.
Prior to Tenure
2012 Macbeth – William Shakespeare, Bucknell University. Lewisburg; PA.
2012 & 2013 A Dream of Bucknell – Pete Mackey, Bucknell University. Lewisburg; PA.
2012 Harvest – Manjula Padmanabhan. The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh; PA.
2011 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen/Jon Jory. Bucknell University. Lewisburg; PA.
2009 Five Women Wearing the Same Dress – Alan Ball. Bucknell University. PA.
2009 Blood Wedding – Federico Garcia Lorca. Bucknell University. Lewisburg; PA.
2008 Anton in Show Business – Jane Martin. Le Moyne College, Syracuse New York.
2007 Translations – Brian Friel. Le Moyne College, Syracuse New York.
2007 The Seagull – Tom Stoppard/Anton Chekhov.Le Moyne College, New York.
2006 Tales from Hollywood, Christopher Hampton. Le Moyne College, New York.
2005 Arcadia – Tom Stoppard. Le Moyne College, Syracuse New York.
2004 Much Ado about Nothing – William Shakespeare. Le Moyne College, New York.
2004 Dancing at Lughnasa – Brian Friel. Le Moyne College, Syracuse New York.
2003 Marisol – Jose Rivera. Le Moyne College, Syracuse New York.
2003 Balm in Gilead – Lanford Wilson. Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI.
2003 Tamasha – Anjalee Deshpande. Tea Company: Chicago, IL.
2002 Onto Infinity – David Alex. Bowen Park Theatre, IL.
2001 The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde. Northwestern University.
2000 Depending On…, – Emma Caywood. Northwestern University,Evanston, IL.
2000 Picnic – William Inge. Northwestern University,Evanston, IL.
1999 Helen – Euripides. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
1998 Zipless – Ernest Thompson. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
1998 Turnabout is Fair Play – J.D. Carter. Theatre Studio, NYC.
1998 Messages from Beyond – Phillip Depoy. State University of Georgia.
1997 Pottymouth – Gates Otsuji. Theatre Studio, NYC.
1996 Millroof – Robert Gladding. La Belle Epoch Cabaret Theatre, NYC.
Assistant Directing and Staged Readings
2001 – 2002 The Tempest, Richard II, King Lear – William Shakespeare. Chicago
Shakespeare Repertory Theatre, Chicago. Assistant to Barbara Gaines.
1999 Past Shadows – Sara Jacobson. Agnes Nixon Festival, Chicago.
1997 Antigone – Sophocles. Rakka-Thamm Theatre Company, New York:
Washington Square Park. Assistant to John Wuchte.