Teaching

*Guest Lecturer, University of Arkansas MFA Playwriting Program, as the Kernodle New Play Award Winner (February 2022)

*Playwriting Workshop, "Theatre & Social Justice: Writing the World You Want to See" at Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company (August 2021)

 

*Guest Lecturer, Hunter College Department of Theatre, City University of NY (Fall 2020)

*Guest Lecturer, NYU Open Arts "Embodied Performance" class (Spring 2019)

 

*Instructor in Stage & Screenwriting at The Writers Rock (Spring 2017-2022)

 

*Writing coordinator for Tribeca Performing Arts Center's Writers in Performance Workshop (2015-2020)

 

*Teaching Assistant in undergraduate drama at NYU Tisch (Fall 2017) and Barnard College (Spring 2017)

 

*Creative writing instructor at Writopia Lab, an afterschool creative writing program for elementary, middle, and high-school students (Fall 2016-Summer 2019)

 

*Teaching artist in partnership with Carnegie Hall's Somewhere Project, a citywide exploration of West Side Story for community arts organizations (Winter 2015)

 

*Artistic director of Cirque d'Ete at Park Slope Day Camp - a summer circus and performing arts camp for elementary school students (2011-2017)

About Me

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I'm a playwright, screenwriter, dramaturg, performer, and writing instructor. My writing process is research-driven and collaborative, focusing on character-based explorations of socially relevant subjects.

 

I was the 2021 winner of the Kernodle New Play Award, the 2020 winner of the New Works Initiative at Good Luck Macbeth, and a 2019 winner of the Columbia@Roundabout New Play Reading Series.

My plays have been developed in NYC and regionally with Roundabout Theatre Company, American Stage, Barter Theatre Company, Urban Stages, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage, The Tank, and more.

 

I have been a finalist for Theatre503’s International Playwriting Award, the Jewish Playwriting Contest, Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition, Big Apple Film Festival, and MFA Playwrights Workshop at The Kennedy Center, and a semifinalist for the Princess Grace Award (twice), O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (twice), Bay Area Playwrights Festival (three times), Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, NYC International Screenplay Contest, and The Civilians’ R&D Group. I'm the President of the Board of Directors at Middlebury Acting Company and an Affiliate Artist with The Hess Collective.

 

I've been a guest lecturer at the University of Arkansas, Hunter College, and NYU. As a dramaturg, I have supported both classics and new works with La MaMa E.T.C, Vermont Shakespeare Festival, Classics on the Rocks, and more. MFA Playwriting: Columbia University.

Dramaturgy
& More

Dramaturgy

Vermont Shakespeare Festival's

Shakespeare: Completely Unbound

(Summer 2021)

Middlebury Acting Company's
American Dream Project (Spring 2021)

     THE ROYALE by Marco Ramirez

     THE NICETIES by Eleanor Burgess

SPOILED by Elizabeth Hess

The Hess Collective

Dixon Place (April 2019)

La Mama E.T.C. (March 2020) 

*cancelled due to COVID-19

NO COMMONER TALE by Quinn Rol

Classics on the Rocks

Shetler Studios (March 2019)

NOW EVERYONE GO AROUND THE TABLE AND SAY WHAT THEY'RE THANKFUL FOR Devised & directed by nicHi Douglas

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Experimental Theatre Wing

Loewe Theater (December 2017)

Artistic Assisting

Writing Assistant to TV writer James Manos (Summer 2019-present)

Developing projects for BMW, HBO Max, the UN, & more

IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD 

Assistant to writer and performer Eve Ensler

Manhattan Theatre Club (January-March 2018)

MONSOON WEDDING

Assistant to lyricist Susan Birkenhead

NY development workshop (March 2017)

Memberships

Affiliate Artist - The Hess Collective

Member - The Dramatists Guild