As a director, I create new performance-based work and explore the potential for that work to engage across boundaries—between people and cultures, between methods and disciplines.
I cultivate projects that place divergent methods, media, aesthetics, and cultures in collaborative environments to create harmonies between seemingly dissonant parts. My work often revolves around questions of memory, place, and pilgrimage.
Directorial work for Square Top Theatre includes: Climbing Eros, a short documentary filmed in Greece about crossing distance and returning to earth; Koppmoll, a short documentary filmed in Norway about home, family, loss, and a nearly forgotten war; The Scent of a Thousand Rains by Damon Falke, a performance piece in verse for an actor and a violinist; and Laura, or Scenes from a Common World, an experimental film and gallery installation.
Directorial work for Gonzaga University includes: Romeo ∞ Juliet, the premiere of Coming Home: A Soldiers’ Project, a site responsive production of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, and an original, physical production based on Rilke’s Book of Hours. Read more about my teaching here.
I served in the U.S. Peace Corps (China, 2010-12), where I directed cross-cultural productions of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest at Guizhou University. The latter production was invited to perform as part of the Chinese Universities Shakespeare Festival in Hong Kong.