Maria Irene Fornes' MUD/DROWNING @ Mabou Mines
Worked as Assistant Director to JoAnne Akalaitis on MUD ("table work") and DROWNING (an operatic adaptation by Philip Glass)
Round Room in Origin Theatre's 1st Irish Festival
Directed an open, semi-staged workshop of Honor Molloy's Round Room.
Nominated for Best Director of the 8th Annual 1st Irish Festival.
Event Info: Origin Theatre Website
HANANIM: A Workshop with November Theatre
Directed & developed Andy Jo's Hananim in a collaborative workshop setting.
ROUND ROOM @ New Dramatists
Directed a staged reading of Honor Molloy's Round Room.
Maria Irene Fornes' MUD/DROWNING (Days & Nights Tribute to Maria Irene Fornes)
Worked as Production Assistant to JoAnne Akalaitis on MUD (a staged reading) and DROWNING (an operatic adaptation by Philip Glass)
You Are Under Our Space Control @ CAFE OTO, London
Travelled to London with Object Collection to Assistant Direct / perform in an experience-based version of this loud, object-fueled space opera.
BAD NEWS... I Was There @ NYU Skirball
Worked as Production Assistant to JoAnne Akalaitis on a site-specific journey through Skirball in which audiences visit Messengers of Greek tragedy who tell the stories of Antigone, Medea, Oedipus and more.
Sierre Nevada @ The Secret Theatre
Directed Audrey Lang's Sierra Nevada for the Long Island City One Act Festival. Festival Finalist!
You Are Under Our Space Control @ The Brick
Assistant Directed Object Collection's multidisciplinary dystopian space opera.
CatharsisFest with Torn Out Theater
Stage managed CatharsisFest: an immersive carnival including a literal fight with the patriarchy, live music, doomsday fortune tellers, strip teases, screaming pillows and body art. CatharsisFest took place at NuBlu and marks Torn Out's first immersive nightlife event and large-scale company fundraiser.
REGULARS @ Dixon Place
Directed a re-vamped reading of Christine Aucoin's Regulars in The Lounge.
Liberian Girl in Brooklyn @ Mabou Mines SUITE/Space
Directed Marcelle Davies-Lashley's autobiographical one-woman show about her life growing up in the Fort Greene projects where her grandmother, mother and sisters brought the culture and spirit of Liberia into her New York apartment.
"As for me, all I could do was admire Davies-Lashley’s eye for the kind of details–vocal patterns, carriage, coded expressions of fear and hope–that makes a person at once an individual, and part of a community." -Abigail Weil
Review: The Theatre Times
Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine at Signature Theatre
Completied a Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Directing Observership with Lileana Blain-Cruz.
Fabulation, by Lynn Nottage, follows successful African-American publicist Undine, as she stumbles down the social ladder after her husband steals her hard-earned fortune. Broke and now pregnant, Undine is forced to return to her childhood home in the Brooklyn projects, where she must face the challenges of the life she left behind.
Review: The New York Times
Implied Consent with Badass Lady Productions
Assistant directed and production managed Implied Consent: a new, feminist, time-traveling play at The Access Theater. Directed by Emily Hartford; written and produced by Sarah Grace.
Review: Onstage Blog
Promenade in concert @ The Public Theater
Directed and sang in the concert version of Fornes' absurdist musical, Promenade, as the finale of the Public Theater's twelve-hour Maria Irene Fornes Marathon.
The concert was based on Alice Reagan's production of Promenade at Barnard College in 2016.
"In the shadow of this great sorrow, the marathon and its focus on the theater was a relief. There’s a bulwark of work there, and it has not been lost. A chorus of young students sang songs from Promenade (“I know everything; Half of it I really know, the rest I make up! The rest I make up!”), and it felt like true revival in both senses of the word." -Helen Shaw
Something for the Fish @ Center for Performance Research
Assistant directed this original play (dir. Jenna Rossman, by Emily Kraus). News on the production was shared by The Climate Museum, as the work serves as a climate change parable that is at once mythical and strikingly present.
Publicity: CPR Press Release
Awards and Honors: Barnard College of Columbia University
Received the Kenneth Janes Prize in Theatre for “outstanding intellectual and artistic achievement," awarded by the Barnard Theatre Department to a junior or senior who has contributed notably to the theatre program of the Minor Latham Playhouse.
Received a Barnard Bear Pin for work as a director on various campus productions, ranging from student theatre to staged readings to her thesis. The Bear Pin is Barnard's Highest Student Leadership Award.
(Photo by Jo Chiang, A Respectable Wedding)
A Respectable Wedding with the Barnard College Theatre Department
Senior Thesis in Directing.
Aimed to explore the application of feminist and Brechtian theory to one of Brecht's earliest works.
"A Respectable Wedding was entirely delectable from head to toe. Simultaneously, the production was aptly modern yet distinctly Brechtian—an orchestrated catastrophe, finely tuned." -Sarah Robertson
Review: Columbia Daily Spectator