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Hello! I am theatre artist - director, devisor and teacher based in Chicago. I've been working and living in Chicago for over 20 years, but have also made and studied theatre in New York, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Moscow. My passion is new work, and I have been able to be at the helm of dozens of new play readings, workshops, world premieres and regional premieres.
Past directing credits include shows at The Gift Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, Rivendell Theatre, Steep Theatre, Theatre Wit, Steppenwolf Theatre, Pivot Arts, The Hypocrites, Raven Theatre, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Shattered Globe Theatre, side project theatre Next Theatre an Dog & Pony Theatre.
Outside of Chicago, I have served as Resident Director on two Tony-Award winning shows: Prima Facie by Suzie Miller (The Golden Theatre, Broadway, under the direction of Justin Martin starring Jodie Comer), and The Audience by Peter Morgan (Schoenfeld Theatre, Broadway, under the direction of Stephen Daldry and starring Helen Mirren).
Intermationally, I co-wrote and co-directed Guerra: A Clown Play, a collaboration with Mexico City based artists La Piara. This show has had hundreds of performances in four countries over a decade!
Directing and devising credits include: The Whole World is Watching (Dog & Pony Theatre Co.), Infiltrating Bounce (San Antonio Luminaria Festival), The Twins Would Like To Say (Dog & Pony at Steppenwolf Theatre), As Told by the Vivian Girls (Dog & Pony - After Dark Award for Best Adaptation & Orgie Award for Outstanding Production).
Other theatre credits: Movement Director on Wildnerness (engarde arts, NYC); tap choreographer for Counterfeiters (Dog & Pony), dramaturg for Auctioning the Ainsleys (Dog & Pony), dramaturg for Miss Julie (Stertz Theatre - Cornwall, UK) and actress in Crescendos in Blue with Pip Productions at the French Institute, London.
I received my MFA in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University in London and my BA in Drama and Political Science from Kenyon College. I did further studies at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow and the Indonesian Institute for the Arts in Bali. I am a founder and Co-Artistic Director of Dog & Pony Theatre Company with the fabulous Krissy Vanderwarker and an ensemble member of Rivendell Theatre.