University of Michigan, Educational Theatre Company
M.A. Theatre & Performance Studies, King’s College London, 2013
Dissertation: “An Utterance Unheard: Examining the Rhetoric of Community Art in Detroit”
B.A. Theatre & English, Music Minor, Alma College, 2011
Graduated Cum Laude
I am a multi-disciplinary feminist theatre artist with a focus in community engaged performance and cultural memory. I have a Master of Arts from King’s College, London in Theatre & Performance Studies and a Bachelor of Arts from Alma College in Theatre & English. I am a Part Time Instructor in Theatre at Schoolcraft College.
After moving to the Metro Detroit area in 2012, I have continued to look for community-engaged non-profit arts organisations to bring my experience as an academic, artist, and arts administrator. I have worked regionally with Heritage Works, Ann Arbor Dance Works, A Host of People, Tipping Point Theatre, Matrix Theatre Company, Puzzle Piece Theatre, and the Michigan Equity Theatre Alliance; and internationally with the London-based production company, Turtle Key Arts. I am a co-founder of the Detroit-based theatre experiment, RUMPUSROOM.
After two years of living in London, England, I returned to my hometown to complete research for my Master of Arts dissertation, “An Utterance Unheard: Examining the Rhetoric of Community Art in Detroit.” This research exposed me to a wide variety of Michigan art, artists, and art practices around the state. I emerged from the writing process humbled by my fellow artists, and excited about entering a professional artistic career, based in Michigan. I graduated with a Master of Arts in Theatre & Performance Studies in January 2013, with a focus in cultural memory and community engaged performance.
I am an Actor’s Equity Association Membership Candidate and an Alumni Epsilon member of the international English Honorary Sigma Tau Delta.
Cultural Memory, Community Engaged Performance, Performance Studies, Social Justice, Feminist Theatre
Institute for the Humanities Living Room Series, Production Assistant, University of Michigan (Curated by Amanda Krugliak)
Traverse City Young Playwrights Festival, Dramaturgy Mentor, Wharton Center for Performing Arts at Michigan State University
University of Michigan STAMPS Interarts Performance, Stage Manager (Program Director Holly Hughes)
Lansing Young Playwrights Festival, Dramaturgy Mentor, Wharton Center for Performing Arts at Michigan State University
Lysistrata: A Woman's Translation, Guest Director, Wayne State University
BoxFest Detroit, Producer
Boy Gets Girl, Director, Williamston Theatre Company
Precious Little, Director, Matrix Theatre Company
The Glass Menagerie, Director, Puzzle Piece Theatre
Sixteen Jackies, Director, BoxFest Detroit 2014
Small Hours Serenade, Dramaturg, Puzzle Piece Theatre
The Red King’s Dream, Dramaturg, Tipping Point Theatre
The Chekhov/Detroit Project, Dramaturg, RUMPUSROOM