I am a freelance southern theatre maker, engagement strategist, facilitator, curator, and producer. I have worked across the US and gracefully switched hats depending on the job, cause, or client. Cities like New Orleans, Wilmington, Stuarts Draft, Milton, and Baltimore have pieces of my heart.
As a theater maker I’ve worked nationally with companies such as Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles, ArtSpot Productions in New Orleans, and PearlDamour. As a director I prefer making site-specific devised work and participatory events that may involve line dancing or gospel singing. Or other things that instigate giggling and joy.
As an engagement strategist I've worked with dozens of individual artists, filmmakers, and organizations to deepen the connection art can have with a specific audience.
I have facilitated a range of conversations including: large group consensus, small group evaluation and reflection sessions, individual artist consultations about project planning and development, board meetings, and organizational planning processes.
As a curator and producer I worked for the Network of Ensemble Theaters MicroFest USA event series. My role included both organizing production logistics and working closely with community members to tell their stories to a national audience. This festival/think-tank series highlighted the impact art has in revitalizing communities. These festivals were structured as durational performance/cultural field trips exploring how artists are using their tools to address community issues. MicroFests were convened in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Honolulu, New Orleans, Detroit, Knoxville and Harlan County, Kentucky.
I am a recipient of the Blade of Grass Fellowship, 2017 cohort.