I make theatre because I believe it has the power to inform, inspire, and change minds.
My goals as an artist are to bring people together, build empathy and more understanding, and when appropriate to call to action.
My goals as a teaching artist are to promote ensemble-building, foster creativity and creative thinking. I also want to help students to strengthen their awareness of their bodies and voices, and to build self-confidence.
I received a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts from the University of San Diego, in 2005.
I then performed and taught in the San Francisco Bay Area for several years.
I was a member of the Ragged Wing Ensemble of Oakland, CA where I performed in and co-created over a dozen devised shows, and also taught with their High School Play Creation program.
In 2016, I received a Master's in Theatre Education from Emerson College of Boston, focusing on Applied Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Multicultural Education, and Voice Work.
While in Boston, I Co-Directed and Devised an original production called The Fear Project with Open Theatre Project. This show was based on stories and interviews shared with our ensemble all centered around the question "What are you afraid of?"
Since being back in great Northwest, I have had the opportunity to teach at various Portland Public Schools, and also with Oregon Children's Theatre, New Moon Productions, and Northwest Children's Theatre and School.
For now, my current artistic expressions is offering little bits of theatrical joy through online theatre classes as well as making funny faces for my son.
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