CV & resume

Directing, Devising, and Producing


Freakshow by Carson Kreitzer. Director.

Women’s Theatre Festival. A new production for the virtual moment. ONLINE.       upcoming May 2020


Children of a Lesser God by Mark Medoff. Director.                                                                    March 2020

Woodford Theatre. Versailles, KY.                                                                  CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19


Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck. Co-Director.                                                                                             2019

Scarlet Cup Theatre. Clemmons-Caldwell House. Danville, KY.


Petie by Lori Fischer (workshop production). Director.                                                                          2019

Women’s Theatre Festival of North Carolina. Burning Coal Theatre. Raleigh, NC.

Barbie Throws a House Party! by Catherine Weingarten. Director.                                                          2019

Voices HEaRd/The Girl Project. Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center. Lexington, KY.

The Wolves by Sarah Delappe. Guest Director. University of Kentucky                                               2017
Department of Theatre and Dance. Guignol Theatre. Lexington, KY.
Thunderbodies by Kate Tarker (workshop production). Director and Co-Producer.                          2016
North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival. Burning Coal Theatre. Raleigh, NC.
Story Hour by Nicki Miller and ensemble. Co-Director.                                                                          2016
Only Child Aerial Theatre. The Muse, Brooklyn, NY.
This for That, ensemble-devised work. Co-director, Deviser.                                                                2014
White Flag Performance Group. Pukaar, Pune’s 1st English Language Theatre 
Festival. Pune, India.
The Sadness of Small Cakes by Rowen Haigh. Director and Producer.                                                 2013
White Flag Performance Group and Towson University. Dreyer MFA Group Studio. 
Towson, MD.
The Bear Loves Honey, ensemble-devised work. Co-director, Co-Producer, and                                2013
Deviser. White Flag Performance Group. Theatre [502] at Baron's Theatre 
(Louisville, KY); Actors Guild of Lexington (Lexington, KY); Nashville Sideshow 
Fringe Festival (Nashville, TN).
Really You Should Use Bullets, ensemble-devised work. Co-director, Co-Producer,                           2012
and Deviser. White Flag Performance Group. Generous Company's WordBRIDGE 
Festival and Gumbo Festival at Baltimore Theatre Project (Baltimore, MD). Touring 
production: Actors Guild of Lexington (Lexington, KY). 
Our Weddings, ensemble-devised work. Director, Deviser, and Producer.                                         2011
Collage Festival at the Wolf Building; Studio 34; Mascher Space Cooperative. 
Philadelphia, PA.
Marilyn Monroe Has Sex For the Last Time with Groucho Marx by Greg Romero.                                 2011
Director. PIFA New Play Festival at the Kimmel Center; Plays and Players 
Theater. Philadelphia, PA.
The Ugly One by Marius von Mayenburg, translated by Maja Zade. Guest Director.                        2010
Centre College. Weisiger Theatre. Danville, KY.
Creditors by August Strindberg, translated by Elizabeth Sprigge. Director and                                 2009
Producer. Philly Fringe Festival. Studio 34. Philadelphia, PA.
Won at Last by Steele McKaye. Director.                                                                                                   2008
Anonymous Theatre for the Philadelphia Dramatists Center. Wilma Theater. 
Philadelphia, PA.

Beginning Acting. Course Instructor. 100 level. Fundamental performance skills.                        2019-20


Creating Community in the Costume Shop and Beyond. Co-presenter. StateraCon.                             2019

Panel presentation and group discussion/idea generation for fostering community

in all aspects of theatre study and production.

Refilling the Reservoir: Self Care for Theatre Artists. Presenter.                                                                2019

Lecture and discussion: self-care is essential for professional success and career

longevity, but how do we fit it in? Can we cultivate self-compassion at the same time?

Southeastern Theatre Conference. Knoxville, TN.

Women’s Theatre Festival Conference. Raleigh, NC (upcoming).


Mind the Gap: Gender Parity and Career Longevity in the Theatre. Co-Presenter                                  2019

Data presentation and discussion of gender– and discipline–related pay gaps among

theatre practitioners in the southeast (based on survey data gathered through SETC).

Southeastern Theatre Conference. Knoxville, TN.

"Occhi Aperti" Devising Workshop. Facilitator, director, and deviser.                                                    2018

24-hour devising intensive and experiential research in sleep deprivation to create,

refine, and structure core material for production.

Women’s Theatre Festival of North Carolina Occupy-Con. Wake Forest, NC.

Casting Space: Creating Site Specific Performance. Co-Presenter.                                                          2018
Lecture and discussion: why choose to create site-specific performance? What are
the benefits and challenges? Can all theatre be considered site-specific?
South Eastern Theatre Conference. Mobile, AL.
Directing I. Course Instructor. 300 level. Development of fundamental creative and                      2017
technical skills required to direct in the theatre. University of Kentucky Department of
Theatre and Dance. Lexington, KY.
WTF: Grassroots Organizing for Gender Parity in Theatre. Co-Presenter.                                               2017
Examination of gender parity in contemporary theatre and the formation of the 
North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival as a response. South Eastern Theatre 
Conference. Lexington, KY.
Creating Original Choreography. Co-Presenter. Creating and refining original                                   2016
movement vocabulary and scores in relation to text, music, and character.
North Carolina Women's Theatre Festival.
Introduction to Theatre. Course Instructor. Introduction to theatre history, theory,                         2014
and practice. Towson University Department of Theatre Arts. Towson, MD.
Introduction to Devising. Workshop Co-Instructor. Introduction to devising                                      2013
practices for theatre artists. Theatre [502]. Louisville, KY. 
Acting 101. Course Instructor. Monologues, scene study, and foundational                                     2012
performance skills. Towson University Department of Theatre Arts. Towson, MD.
Theatre Outreach Program between Towson University and the Greenmount                                  2011
School (6th and 8th grades). Teaching Artist. Creation of original performance 
material supporting classroom curriculum in Civil War studies. Baltimore, MD.
"Our Weddings" Community Workshop in Devising. Workshop Facilitator.                                          2011
Devising, rehearsal, and presentation of performance exploring traditional and 
alternative ideas about weddings. Studio 34. Philadelphia, PA.     
Absurd French Stage. Assistant Instructor to Professor Ken Keffer. Exploration                                2011
of the un-translated work of Beckett and Ionesco through practical stage 
experience. Centre College Department of French. Danville, KY.
Contact Improv as Theatre Training. Workshop Presenter. Centre College                                          2010
Department of Dramatic Arts. Danville, KY.     
Methods for Creating Movement-Based Performance. Workshop Presenter.                                        2010
Contacting the World Festival. Contact Theatre, Manchester, UK. 
Contact Improv and Ensemble Creation. Guest Dance Instructor with the Philly                                2009
Contact Collective. Swarthmore College Department of Dance. Swarthmore, PA.
Preparing for Physical Theatre Auditions. Workshop Presenter. Arcadia                                             2008 
University Department of Theatre Arts. Glenside, PA.

Board Member, Kentucky Theatre Association                                                                            2019–present


Louisville Regional Coordinator, Statera Arts Mentorship Program                                         2018–present


Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Southeastern Theatre Conference                         2018–present


Member (with White Flag Performance Group), Network of Ensemble Theatres                  2018–present


Chair, Women in Theatre Committee, Southeastern Theatre Conference                              2017–present


Board Member, Women’s Theatre Festival of North Carolina                                                        2016–2017

Member, Southeastern Theatre Conference                                                                                2015–present  

Founding Company Member & Co-Artistic Director, White Flag Performance Group          2011–present


Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant Recipient: Our Weddings                                                 2011


Participant, Director's Lab Chicago                                                                                                          2011


Recipient, Contact International Forum bursary, Contact Theatre, Manchester, UK                      2010


Co-Founder and Core Member, Philly Contact Collective                                                                2009–2011


Associate Member, Philadelphia Dramatists Center                                                                        2007–2011


Member, Phi Beta Kappa Society                                                                                                    2006–present

Towson University MFA in Theatre Arts, concentration in directing                                                      2014
Reed College BA in Theatre, concentration in directing, graduated Phi Beta Kappa                            2006



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