Resume

Original works for the stage (selected productions / readings)

 

Maid of Radiance reading, Lucid Body House, dir. Justin Taylor, 2017

Unblinking Eye workshop reading, Dixon Place, dir. Jessi Hill, 2015;

Hello My Love (one-act plays) Site-specific production, Figment Art Festival, NYC, dir. Lian Walden, 2014

House Beast production, Carlotta Festival, Yale School of Drama directed by Jack Tamburri, 2013

Basement Hades production, Yale Cabaret; Norfolk Music Festival; directed by Ethan Heard, 2012

Rodeo Workshop production, Yale School of Drama, directed by Ethan Heard, 2011

The Game Room Workshop production, Yale School of Drama, directed by Margot Bordelon, 2010

Future Oprah Lovesong (one-acts) Production, Yale Cabaret; directed by E. Heard & J. Tamburri, 2010

Hospitality Reading, Moving Parts, Paris, directed by Stefanie Campion, 2009

Aureola Reading, Playwright’s Horizons, New York City, directed by Dodd Loomis, 2009

Le Cabaret ATC Production, Théâtre de Menilmontant, Paris, directed by Sophie Bernhardt, 2007

Le Grand Déballage Production, toured throughout France, directed by Sophie Bernhardt, 2006

 

Upcoming

 

Unblinking Eye workshop reading, Luna Stage, dir. Jessi Hill, feb 2018;

 

Translations from the original French

 

The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco, one-act play, special permission from the Ionesco Estate

The Secret of the Last Breath by Odile Beauvillain and Sylvie Messenger, novel

 

Published essays

 

“PlayPenn, Groundfloor, O’Neill: Behind the Curtain,” Howlround.org

“How to be Rejected,” Howlround.org

“Drone Plays: There’s Something in the Air,” American Theater Magazine

“Big Time at the Paris Opera: after a fashion,” San Francisco Chronicle

 

University education

 

YALE UNIVERSITY – MFA in Playwriting, 2013, chair Paula Vogel (2010-12) Jeanie O’Hare (2012-13).

PARIS III – LA SORBONNE NOUVELLE – MA Opera Dramaturgy; (magna cum laude) 2007

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY — BA Creative Writing, Cum Laude May 2004

 

Awards & Commissions

 

Kesserling grant recipient, 2017

New Harmony Project, Finalist, 2017

Playwright’s Realm Fellowship, Finalist, 2016

Walter E Dakin Fellow, Sewanee Conference 2016

Stratford New Works Lab Finalist 2016

Bay Area Playwright’s Festival Finalist 2016

MAP Fund Finalist 2016

Cherry Lane Mentor Project Nominee 2015

Writing Commission from the JM Kaplan Fund, 2015

Jerome NYC Fellowship, Finalist 2015

Eugene O’Neill Memorial Scholarship, Yale School of Drama, 2012

Markowski-Leach award, San Francisco State University, 2003

 

Additional training and experience

 

2012 Theater For Social Change In Tanzania; Mgunga Mwa Mnyenyelwa, Fay Simpson; Yale School of Drama (New Haven) and Baba Watoto Action Theater (Tanzania)

2012 – 2013 Lucid Body, Fay Simpson, Yale School of Drama

2011 – 2012 Clown, Christopher Bayes, Yale School of Drama and summer clown school

2005 – 2006 The Paris National Opera, Directing Intern to Peter Sellars

2004 – 2005 Le Théâtre du Soleil, Company Intern to Ariane Mnouchkine

2003 – 2004 Playwright’s Foundation, Adminstrative Assistant, San Francisco

 

Teaching Positions

 

YALE UNIVERSITY teaching fellow, advanced playwriting, undergraduate level 2013

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY adjunct professor, intro to playwriting, undergraduate level 2012

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA section leader, “Microdramas,” mixed graduate and undergraduate students

YALE UNIVERSITY AND COOPERATIVE ARTS HIGHSCHOOL EUGENE O’NIEL PLAYWRIGHTS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM; teaching playwright, 2011

WICE INSTITUTE, Paris, adult continuing education courses, creative