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Interviews

SDC Winter 2020 journal (60th Anniversary Edition): "Observerships, Then and Now: A Conversation with Marcia Milgrom Dodge + Britt Berke"

Torn Out Theater: The Bare Facts

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)

Review: *New York Times Critic's Pick*

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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.

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Take Me To The World @ Carnegie Hall

Assistant Directed Tituss Burgess' tribute to Stephen Sondheim (directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman).

Event Info: Carnegie Hall Website

YOU ARE UNDER OUR SPACE CONTROL @ La MaMa

Assistant Directed Object Collection's multidisciplinary, experimental space opera (directed by Kara Feely).

Review: OperaWire

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Pancake Day with November Theatre

Directed November Theatre's first production, the American premiere of Miriam Battye's Pancake Day, at The Tank.

Press Release: Broadway World

Dishwater Blonde @ Torn Page

Assistant Directed Katherine Wilkinson on a one-woman show, starring Alexis Leah Scott as Eva Braun.

Feature: Playbill

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IKE @ Drama League

Observed the workshop process for IKE, written by Beatrice Terry Resident Molly Beach Murphy & developed with Gabriel Vega Weissman.

Event Info: Drama League Website

ROUND ROOM @ New Dramatists

Directed a staged reading of Honor Molloy's Round Room.

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TEETH with National Alliance for Musical Theatre

Observed Direcor Portia Krieger's work on TEETH, a new musical by Anna K. Jacobs and Michael R. Jackson.

Synopsis: NAMT Website

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)

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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

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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


Feature: ArtForum

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The Rover with Torn Out Theater

Assistant director to Pitr Strait on this production of The Rover by Aphra Behn. Torn Out Theater selectively uses nudity to promote body positivity and to tell stories about autonomy, empowerment, and the roles we choose to play.

Features: Onstage Blog Daily News

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

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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.

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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

 

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