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Currently based in Bloomington, IN and Philadelphia.
In my final semester of Indiana University's MFA program in Directing.
NEWS & UPCOMING PROJECTS
~I will direct CHURCH & STATE by Jason Odell Williams for the Jewish Theatre of Bloomington, May 10-20. 2018. It's a very new play dealing with big issues facing our country.
Three days before his bid for re-election in North Carolina, a Republican senator makes an off-the-cuff remark to a blogger that calls into question his belief in God. As his devoutly Christian wife and his liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion, guns, and social media influence our political system is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking and uplifting.
"Gripping entertainment! Simply superb!".....Los Angeles Times
"A crackling script! I wish every member of Congress could see it!".....NPR
RECENT PROJECTS & NEWS
~I directed THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI by Bertolt Brecht for IU Theatre last December for my MFA thesis. A cast of 13 women and 2 men allowed for lots of cross-gender casting, including a female Arturo Ui. It was the first Brecht the department had done in 20 years. I wanted a big juicy story for my thesis, and I got it! I'm so proud of my cast and design team.
~I served as Director for Stages Bloomington's 2017 First Stages summer camp this past June. I wrote and directed a half-hour script about shipwrecked pirates for 20 energetic 1st-through-4th-graders. I also co-taught one of the elective classes on acting for some First Stages campers and some older kids from the Center Stages camp. I had a blast.
~My feature film acting debut is available for your viewing pleasure through Vimeo On Demand. Only $2 to rent and $5 to own, with 100% of proceeds supporting the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and the Tennessee Stage Company (both organizations who developed the stage play that MAG MELL was based on).
MAG MELL explores the waning hours of two captive diplomats, as they fight with time deprivation, their own pasts, and each other. Who's on the other side of that door? Do they have the courage to find out?
I've produced, directed and acted in several plays by Paul Leeper, including two productions of A CUCKOLD'S TALE, from which MAG MELL is adapted. It was a thrill to finally get to co-star with Paul in one of his own projects.