◊ PLAYxPLAY features the work of Jahna Ferron-Smith on November 30th at 8:00 pm! I'll be directing one of the short works alongside directors Bryn Herdrich and Raz Golden.
◊ Developed my original piece, Conversations with ELIZA through a First Stage residency with The Drama League. I'm exploring the invention of the first chatterbot in 1964 at MIT and the dangers of technology that can mimic intimacy and understanding.
◊ Directed my first short film, The Kiss by Glenna Brucken, with my friends at Means of Production.
◊ Directed a 29 hr staged reading of Haleh Roshan's A Play Titled After the Collective Noun for Female-Identifying 20-Somethings Living in New York City in the 2010s with THML Theatre Company.
◊ Directed The Office, Reboot by Chloé Hayat as part of Serials at The Flea with The Bats.
◊ After almost two years in hibernation, PLAYxPLAY returned! I acted as lead producer for October, featuring the short works of Celine Song as directed by Jake Beckhard, Bryn Herdrich, and Marina Montesanti.
◊ Member of the 2018 Williamstown Theatre Festival Directing Corp.
» Directed and developed in search of with playwright Sarah Einspanier and the non-Equity company.
» Directed in a word by Lauren Yee with the non-Equity company.
» Assisted director Leigh Silverman on a Fridays@3 reading of Sylvia Khoury's new play Selling Kabul.
» Assisted director Leigh Silverman on a Fridays@3 reading of Marsha Norman and Zoe Sarnak's new musical Secret Soldiers.
» Assisted director Mark Brokaw on the world premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's The Closet.
◊ Directed developmental workshop production of On Loss and Mice and Monsters and Love with playwright Emily Zemba, as part of the LPAC Rough Draft Festival.
◊ Travelled to Philadelphia for Small Mouth Sounds national tour stop at Philadelphia Theatre Company.
◊ Directed an excerpt of Arlene Hutton's Letters to Sala as part of the Untold Stories of Jewish Women Festival at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
◊ Directed the short, sci-fi play Leekspin by Cortland Nesley as part of Brunch Theatre Company's show Black Coffee.
JANUARY + FEBRUARY 2018
◊ Directed and staged a selection of Sofya Levitsky-Weitz's The Beauty Book for Barn Art Collective's Barn Fest at Cloud City.
◊ Drinking Plays & Reading Wine returned for a developmental reading of Horizon Three by Isabella D'Esposito.
◊ Assisted director Oliver Butler on the premiere production of The Amateurs by Jordan Harrison, at the Vineyard Theatre.
OCTOBER + NOVEMBER 2017
◊ Directed a workshop production of Gina Stevensen's Book of Esther for The Joust Theatre Company.
◊ Flew over to the West Coast to work with the Small Mouth Sounds cast at our tour stop at ACT in San Francisco.
AUGUST + SEPTEMBER 2017
◊ Zipped down to Williamstown Theatre Festival to assist Rachel Chavkin for 5 days of development for the new musical Lempika starring Cynthia Erivo, Steven Pasquale, & Carmen Cusack; music by Matt Gould, book and lyrics by Carson Kreitzer.
◊ Small Mouth Sounds started off its National Tour in New Haven, Connecticut at Long Wharf Theater.
◊ Directed the solo performance piece Sorority Girl K888 by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin for the American AF festival at the New Ohio.
JUNE + JULY 2017
◊ Exquisite Corpse Company brought Emily Zemba's On Loss and Mice and Monsters and Love back to where it started, as part of their Corpse Revival series inhabiting a house on Governor's Island.
◊ Continued development of Sofya Levitsky-Weitz's The Beauty Book in beautiful Maine as part of her artist residency with Barn Arts Collective.
◊ Had an incredible time as one of the directors at this year's Lincoln Center Directors Lab. For three weeks this summer, the Lab investigated "Making Theater in a Time of Change" with 66 directors from 30 countries.
◊ Received a Rough Draft Residency from The Drama League to continue development of On Loss and Mice and Monsters and Love with playwright Emily Zemba.
APRIL + MAY 2017
◊ Put on my Dramaturgy hat and jumped into rehearsal with The Associates for a workshop of their new show, Sweet Tooth.
◊ Rejoined forces with playwright Aeneas Sagar Hemphill to direct his Columbia MFA playwrighting thesis, Black Hollow at the Ford Studio Theater at the Signature Center.
◊ Contined development and directed the next iteration of Paige Goodloe's one woman show, Journey to the Center of a Black Hole, exploring both the far off cosmos and the intimate recesses of depression. •• Presented as part of Two of a Mind: A Night of Solo Performances at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory.
FEBRUARY + MARCH 2017
◊ Directed the powerful play, Detroit by Lisa D'Amour at the IATI Underground Theater with Pigeonholed Theatre Company for their first official production!
◊ Had a wonderful, whirlwind of a process, continuing development of On the Ascent with playwright A.P. Andrews as part of his residency with Pipeline Theatre Company. We had two fantastic invited guest showings and the play is officially ready for take off.
◊ The Ambition team was at it again! We explored new songs, new characters, and new killing techniques (theatrical representation only, of course) in a 3-day developmental process.
DECEMBER 2016 + JANUARY 2017
◊ Directed EF AY JEE JEE OH TEE by Derek Edgren for Cross Pollinate, a new works round robin, matching playwrights + directors for their first collaborations.
◊ Directed Abbie Jones and That Jorge Kid by Nelson Diaz-Marcano for The Resister Project, presented by FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with The Dirty Blondes and Rebecca Aparicio.
◊ Drinking Plays & Reading Wine returned to Jimmy's No 43 to read & discuss The Ribbed by Sofya Weitz.
◊ Developed and workshopped a one-woman show with writer/performer Paige Goodloe about the black holes in the cosmos and those much closer, currently titled Journey to the Center of a Black Hole.
◊ Directed Crash Test by Aeneas Hemphill as part of Pipeline Theatre Company's Matchstick Series: While We Slept.
◊ Assisted director Elena Araoz on Union Square Incident by Warren Leight for The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway.
◊ Created & performed I'm Not Here Right Now for Theatre Thursdays @ The Yard curated by Matthew Minnicino.
◊ In light of the recent election, Drinking Plays & Reading Wine read & discussed A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner and Marisol by José Rivera.
SEPTEMBER + OCTOBER 2016
◊ Small Mouth Sounds extended until October 9th! Gibson Frazier and Carmen Zilles beautifully took over two of the roles.
◊ Put a short Agatha Christie story into space for A Novel Experiment as part of The Party Line's POP! Festival in Bushwick.
◊ Directed a workshop production of Poseur at The Tank by Cue for Passion Collaborative's playwright-in-residence, Lyndsey Bourne.
◊ Reunited with the wonderful A.P. Andrews for a developmental staged reading of his play On The Ascent with Crashbox Theater Company's READ. PLAY. WRITE. series.
◊ To conjur some Halloween Spirit, Drinking Plays & Reading Wine read the spooky, silly, and sincere Seventy Scenes of Halloween by Jeffrey M. Jones at Jimmy's No. 43.
◊ Reunited with playwright Sofya Weitz to direct a reading of her play The Beauty Book for Outlier Theatre Co.'s PLAY DATE.
◊ Participated as a director for The 24 Hour Plays Nationals: directing Cátia Cunha's Lucky Number Three.
◊ Drinking Plays & Reading Wine returned to Jimmy's No. 43 with work-in-progress reading of Charly Evon Simpson's who we let in and Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
◊ Had a blast in understudy rehearsals for Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl.
JUNE + JULY 2016
◊ Assisted director Rachel Chavkin on Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl at The Perishing Square Signature Center.
◊ Directed Kaela Garvin's Ambition: the female American serial killer musical for Ars Nova's ANT Fest + The Planet Connections Theatre Festivus.
◊ PLAYxPLAY returned! Directed The Universe is Giving Gifts by Sofya Weitz for our July edition at Chinatown Soup.
◊ Directed Dad Island by Evan Allgood for Ugly Rhino's TinyRhino in the Tropics!
◊ Directed You Looked Hot working at that up and coming cookie place in Brooklyn by Catherine Weingarten for The Dirty Blondes' Freak Show: A Summer Play in a Day Festival.
◊ Directed Emily Zemba's new play, On Loss and Mice and Monsters and Love for Exquisite Corpse Company's Drinks & Drama staged reading series.
◊ Directed Edessa Tailo's graduate thesis Althea, for the Dramatic Writing Department at NYU's Tisch School for the Arts.
◊ Drinking Plays & Reading Wine returned to Jimmy's No. 43 with 3 reads: Nick Payne's Constellations; Young Jean Lee's Lear; and a work-in-progress reading of Ryan Fogarty's Skin Like Milk.
◊ Assisted director Ken Rus Schmoll on the world premiere of Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at Playwrights Horizons
◊ Directed a reading of A.P. Andrew's On the Ascent for id Theater's NYC Sit In!
◊ Directed the first full production of Matthew Minnicino's Malefactions in the basement of Chinatown Soup. •• The production sold out the run's original first two weeks and also the one week extension.
◊ Drinking Plays & Reading Wine read a work-in-progress of A.P. Andrew's It Probably Doesn't Matter.
◊ Directed a crazy sock-puppet filled reading of T. Adamson's F#ck That Mountain, Courageous Lester McGrath !! Or, The Exegesis for Exquisite Corpse Company's Drinks & Drama series.
◊ Directed a workshop of Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin's Ambition: the female American serial killer musical at Dixon Place.