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DIRECTING

 SELECT PRODUCTIONS

  • MANNING  by Benjamin Benne // Portland Stage // World Premiere, Upcoming 2024 

  • MAIDEN VOYAGE  by Cayenne Douglass  // The Flea—NYFA NYC Emerging Women's Fund //  2024 

  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM  by William Shakespeare // Wesleyan University CFA // 2024 

  • CHARLOTTE'S WEB ad. by Joseph Robinette, novel by E.B. White  // TheaterWorksUSA—National Tour Remount  // 2024 

  • WOLFCRUSH  by Haygen-Brice Walker  // Wesleyan University CFA // 2023 

  • THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY music & lyrics by Christian Magby and Christian Albright, book by Madhuri Shekar // The Hangar Theatre // 2023

  • THAT POOR GIRL AND HOW HE KILLED HER  by Jen Silverman  // American Academy of Dramatic Arts // 2023 

  • DOGS OF PEACE by Brett Wolfe // Post Theatre Company at LIU // 2023 

  • BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA by Anna Ouyang Moench // Chester Theatre Company // 2022 

  • AFFINITY by Alex Keegan and Ryan Adelsheim, based on the novel by Sarah Waters // Yale Drama MFA Thesis // 2022  

  • MANNING by Benjamin Benne // Yale Drama Carlotta Festival // 2021

  • EXPATS ANONYMOUS by Rachel Chin // Yale Cabaret (Virtual, performers from Singapore, India, Malaysia, USA) // 2021

  • MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare // Yale Drama // 2020

  • COCK by Mike Bartlett // Yale Cabaret // 2020

  • UHURU by Gloria Majule // Yale Drama Langston Hughes Festival // 2019

  • AUNTIE VANYA by Reed Northrup // Ars Nova ANT Fest // 2019

  • LENNY'S FAST FOOD KIDS GANG by Angie Jones // Yale Cabaret // 2019

  • THE WIFE OF USHER'S WELL by Sophie Netanel // SheNYC Festival at The Connelly Theatre // 2018

  • THE MELTING POT by Carol Lashof // Everyday Inferno at Access Theatre  // 2018

  • SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen // Geva Fellowship at SUNY Brockport //  2017

  • APLOMB created by Alex Keegan & Company // The Habitat // 2017

  • LOST/NOT FOUND by Kirby Fields // UP Theater Company // 2017

  • SHADES by Paula J. Caplan // Cherry Lane Theatre // 2016

  • TOUGH by Margot Connolly // Williamstown Theatre Festival (Directing Studio) // 2016

  • SELKIE by Krista Knight // Williamstown Theatre Festival (Directing Studio) // 2016

  • PRIMARY by Gracie Gardner // Sanguine Theatre Company at IRT // 2016

  • QUESTIONS FOR SNOWLESS CHILDREN by Sarah Ruhl // NYU Tisch—Atlantic Acting Studio // 2015

  • KING SISYPHUS by Brian Quick // The Wild Project // 2015

  • CLASS MOTHER by Rachel Mann // Hudson Guild Theatre // 2015

  • THE COWARD by Kati Schwartz // Standard Toykraft and Next Stage Arts Project //  2014

  • THE AMISH PROJECT by Jessica Dickey // Circuit Theatre Company // 2013

  • DEAD CITY by Sheila Callaghan // Brown University //  2011

  • HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE by Paula Vogel // Brown University // 2011

  • INTO THE WOODS by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine // Brown University // 2010

SELECT WORKSHOPS & READINGS   

  • UNTITLED SOFTBALL PLAY by EllaRose Chary  // New Georges Jam // Upcoming August 2024

  • THE TWO OF THEM by Joe Sutton // Urban Stages // Upcoming June 2024

  • IDEE FIXE by Joe Sutton  // ARTC //  2024

  • III, a new musical by Molly Rydzel and Luke Holloway  // NYU Tisch //  2024

  • JUDITH by Katie Bender  // AFO at WP Theater // 2023

  • VIGIL AUNTYS by Divya Mangwani  // The Brick // 2023

  • MANNING by Benjamin Benne // Portland Stage—Little Festival of the Unexpected // 2023 

  • HELLO, WORLD by Margot Connolly (Sloan Foundation Co-Commission) // Ensemble Studio Theatre // 2023 

  • SOHO HIGH, a new musical, by A.C. Rose // Small Farm Productions // 2023

  • DIRECTING SHOWCASE // Rattlestick Theater // 2023

    • Featuring excerpts from Awful Disclosures by Alex Keegan, Quiz Out ​by Margot Connolly, Manning by Benjamin Benne, 
      Uhuru 
      by Gloria Majule, Wolfcrush by Haygen-Brice Walker, and Aplomb created by Alex Keegan.  

  • DREAM PHONE, by Margot Connolly // Rattlestick Theater // 2023 

  • DYE HOUSE, by Minghao Tu // Rattlestick Theater // 2022 

  • MAY DAY, a new musical by Daniel Rudin and Abie Sidell // Signature Theatre //  2022 

  • SADIE RIVER'S DRAG BALL ON THE LAWN, by Basil Kreimendahl // Rattlestick Theater //  2022

  • MANNING by Benjamin Benne // Primary Stages at 59E59 // 2022 

  • BLESSINGS by Gloria Majule // Yale Summer Cabaret // 2020

  • STRAWBERRIES AT THE DATCHA by Gena Treyvus // MCC FreshPlay // 2019 

  • BEST FRIENDS by Lilly Camp // NYU Tisch Goldberg Playwriting Prize and Theatre [Untitled] //  2017 & 2021

  • GOOD OPPORTUNITY by Dominic Brunaccioni // O'Neill Young Playwrights Festival //  2019

  • TUMBLEWEEDS by Julian Valgora // MCC FreshPlay //  2018

  • MOLLY'S HAMMER by Tammy Ryan // Geva Theatre Center // 2017

  • THE ORANGE INTERVAL by Karlo Yao // MCC FreshPlay // 2017

  • DOLLFACE by Emily Daly // Rattlestick Theatre JAM // 2016

  • A DYING BREED by Ianne Fields Stewart // Judson Memorial Church // 2016

  • SPARE RIB by Winter Miller // The Civilians R&D Findings Series // 2015

  • KIRK AT THE SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT HYATT by Krista Knight // The Civilians R&D Findings Series // 2015

  • THE ONLY GOAL THAT MATTERS TO ANY RUNNING BOY by Zach Rufa // Dixon Place // 2015 

  • ANATOMY OF A HUG by Kat Ramsburg // The Bechdel Group // 2014

WRITING 

 

  • AWFUL DISCLOSURES a riff on Awful Disclosures or The Hidden Secrets of a Nun's Life in a Convent Exposed 

    • ​In 1836, Maria Monk wrote a confessional that sparked public hysteria on enduring psychological horror inside a convent. This play employs
      the text, framework, and public response surrounding Awful Disclosures to investigate similar questions of truth, organized religion and disinformation in
      Trump-era USA. Set in 2017 small tow
      n America, the adaptation considers what happens when an anonymous Twitter account starts reporting detailed accounts of mistreatment, maps, secret rooms, and other confessionals alleging abuse at a Conversion Therapy center on the outskirts of town. The account forces
      the town’s populace to reckon with the way in which religion has been warped 
      in conversion therapy to justify mistreatment of queer youth.

    • Finalist, The Orchard Project Adaptation Lab 2022 


 

  • AFFINITY based on the novel by Sarah Waters, co-adapted with Ryan Adelsheim

    • ​Restless and bereft in Victorian England, Margaret Prior finds herself at Millbank Women's Prison as a “lady visitor.”With a furtive flash of violet, 
      Margaret’s world spins wildly out of control as is entranced by a new language of séances and queer influences. Part romance, part ghost story,
      Affinity examines one woman's quest for connection, liberty, and even love, in a strait-laced society.

    • MFA Thesis Production, Yale Drama, 2022
       

  • APLOMB created with an ensemble   

    • ​Amidst pounding chaos, Hayden has a dissociative panic attack at a rave where she knows no one. In the wake of an anxiety disorder diagnosis,
      Aplomb explores how Hayde
      n must re-frame her sense of self upon realizing she's been perceiving the world through a distorted lens.

    • Workshop Production, The Habitat, 2017 

    • New York Theatre Workshop Adelphi Residency, 2017 
       

  • VESPERS (short film) 

    • ​In 2002, upstate New York, twelve-year-old Natalie delights in spending sacred hours before she acolytes, reading, talking,
      playing Pokemon, gossiping, and dreaming with twelve-year-old Mariah, within the warm safety of the vestry closet.

    • Currently in pre-production 

 

FELLOWSHIPS/RESIDENCIES/AFFILIATIONS

  • SDC,  Member, 2016-present 

  • NEW GEORGES JAMMember, 2023-2025

  • THE DRAMA LEAGUE, FutureNOW Directing Fellow, 2023-2024

  • RATTLESTICK THEATER, Directing Fellow, 2022-2023, Terrence McNally Incubator Line Producer, 2023

  • ROUNDABOUT DIRECTORS GROUP, Member of Cohort 3, 2021-2022 

  • YALE SUMMER CABARET, Artistic Director, 2020

  • ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE / SLOAN PROJECTNew Play Commission Recipient, 2019

  • MIDDLE VOICE COMPANY AT RATTLESTICK THEATERMember, 2016-2019

  • NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOPAdelphi Residency, 2017

  • THE DRAMA LEAGUEFirst Stage Artist Residency, 2017

  • GEVA THEATRE CENTERDirecting Fellow, 2017

  • THE HABITAT DIRECTORS PLAYGROUNDMember, 2015-2017

  • WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVALDirecting Assistant, 2016

  • LINCOLN CENTER DIRECTORS LABLab Member, 2015

  • THE CIVILIANS R&D GROUPMember, 2014-2015

  • WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVALDirecting Intern, 2014

  • 24 HOUR PLAYS NATIONALSMember, 2013

  • THE CIVILIANSArtistic Assistant, 2013

  • WP THEATER, Artistic Intern, 2012-2013

  • NEW DRAMATISTSIntern, 2013
     

TEACHING & EDUCATIONAL DIRECTING

  • WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater, 2023-present

    • Courses Taught: Introduction to Directing; Directing II; Acting I; Advanced Acting: Shakespeare/Shakespeare Deconstructed;
      The Actor's Experience; Voice & Movement, Performance Practice; Technical Practice. 

    • Advisor for B.A. Theater Honors Thesis in Directing and B.A Theater Senior Capstone Projects in Directing/Performance 

  • YALE YOUNG GLOBAL SCHOLARS, Instructor in the Literature, Philosophy, and Culture Division, 2021 & 2022

    • Courses Taught: Introduction to Directing; (Re) define (Ab) normal: Mental Illness' Dramatization​

  • AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTSGuest Director, 2023

  • LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY/CW POST, Guest Director, 2022-2023

  • NEW VOICES IN THEATER AT YALE UNIVERSITY, Co-Leader of High School Playwriting Program, 2019-2022 

  • YALE SUMMER DIRECTING PROGRAM, Program Assistant, 2019

  • MCC YOUTH COMPANYGuest Director for FreshPlay, 2017-2019

  • O'NEILL THEATER CENTER YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVALGuest Director, 2014 & 2019

  • SUNY BROCKPORTGuest Director, 2017

  • NYU TISCH—ATLANTIC ACTING STUDIOGuest Director, 2015

  • THE SPENCE SCHOOLGuest Director, 2015

  • WRITOPIA LAB WORLDWIDE PLAYS FESTIVALGuest Director, 2013-2015 

  • NATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTEGuest Director for Advanced Playwrights Week, 2012

SELECT ASSISTANT DIRECTING

  • GIRLS by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, dir. by Lileana Blain-Cruz // Yale Repertory Theatre

  • WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME by Heidi Schreck, dir. by Shirley Serotsky // The Hangar Theatre

  • YELL: A DOCUMENTARY OF MY TIME HERE by Jeremy O. Harris, dir. by Jecamiah Ybañez // Yale Drama 

  • BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE by Clare Barron, dir. by Howard Shalwitz // Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

  • ROMANCE NOVELS FOR DUMMIES by Boo Killebrew, dir. by Moritz von Stuelpnagel // Williamstown Theatre Festival

  • A GREAT WILDERNESS by Samuel D. Hunter, dir. by Eric Ting // Williamstown Theatre Festival

  • THE DIXON FAMILY ALBUM by Andrew Butler and Anna Kerrigan, dir. by Jordan Fein // Williamstown Theatre Festival

  • THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES by Kooman & Dimond, dir. by Gabriel Barre // O'Neill NMTC

  • BURNT UMBER by Erik Ehn, dir. by Mia Rovegno // La Mama ETC

  • ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT by Keith Reddin, dir. by Mark Wing-Davey // O'Neill NPC

  • 24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY by Various, dir. by Ari Edelson // American Airlines Theater 

 


EDUCATION 

  • YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA, MFA in Directing

    • Julian Milton Kaufman Memorial Prize for Directing

  • BROWN UNIVERSITY, BA with Honors, Theatre Arts & Performance Studies and English 

    • Weston Award for Excellence in Directing

    • Robinson Potter Dunn Premium for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre Arts 

    • Honors Thesis on Mental Illness' Dramatization on the Contemporary Stage

  • THE NATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE, Theatermakers Directing Program

 

 

                      

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