ROUND HOUSE THEATRE TEEN PERFORMANCE COMPANY: GIRLHOOD BY DANI STOLLER
The TPC is one of Round House's most impressive initiatives: a completely free after school drama program for local teens where they get access to master classes with top industry professionals, inside access to Round House shows, and the opportunity to produce a new play commissioned for their company on Round House's main stage. Every element of this production is run by the company from the designers and directors to stage management and actors. I am lucky to be serving as the Dramaturgy Mentor for the company this year and am so excited for this incredible group of artists to present this show to our community. Get your tickets now, since there's only one weekend of performances!
ROUND HOUSE THEATRE: THE TEMPEST ADAPTED BY AARON POSNER AND TELLER
I had the pleasure of working as one of the Assistant Directors on the fabulous creative team of The Tempest this fall as part of my Artistic Apprenticeship. I was able to closely with director and adaptor Aaron Posner, Associate Director Holly Twyford, and Co-Assistant Director Renea Brown to produce this wonder of a show that features the music of Tom Waits, movement by Pilobolus, the magic of Teller and Nate Dendy, and the beautiful words of Shakespeare all wrapped into one brilliant production. Get your tickets HERE.
COGENT THEATRE COLLECTIVE: CLOSER BY PATRICK MARBER
I am thrilled to be back performing IN PERSON at Silver Spring Stage playing Alice in this newly remounted production Closer. I am joining a cast that had been brought together back in 2020 and were set to premiere the show the same week COVID-19 shut down the city of DC. Led by director David Dieudonne and producer Diego Maramba, this incredible group has persevered through the chaos of quarantines and closures and have come out the other side more ready than ever to share this story with you. I am absolutely honored to join them in such a complicated, gruff, and comedic role. Purchase your tickets HERE!
Nominated for Best Ensemble by Broadway World 2022 Regional Awards- Washington DC
ROUND HOUSE THEATER: JENNIFER, WHO IS LEAVING BY MORGAN GOULD
In April of 2022, Round House will be sponsoring it's first annual Captial New Play Festival, in which I have the privilege to dramaturg the 29 hour AEA workshop of Jennifer, Who Is Leaving written and directed by Morgan Gould. I'm so excited to be working with this new work powerhouse of a theatre under the guidance and mentorship of Naysan Mojgani. The public reading will be April 28th at 730pm and April 30th at 2pm. Learn more about all of the new works premiering in the festival HERE.
SPOOKY ACTION THEATRE: GRIEF CONTAINERS BY ROBIN BERL
I instantly connected with Spooky Action's Director of New Work, Gillian Drake, and I was so excited to be invited to both read scripts for and direct in their new play festival presentations in March. I read Grief Containers by Robin Berl and connected with the duality of grief and joy, and the patience and love required to cope with feeling both at the same time. I am presenting on the third day of presentations for the WE ARE NOT ALONE short play reading series on March 19th. Stay tuned for information on ticketing and streaming here!
WRITERS THEATRE: DISHWASHER DREAMS BY ALAUDIN ULLAH
The first show in Writers Theatre's 30th anniversary season will be Dishwasher Dreams by Alaudin Ullah, a one man show that tells the story of Ullah's parents' immigrant background and his own relationship to his Bangladeshi heritage. Read dramaturgical content I wrote for the Brief Chronicle online publication as well as the program. Get tickets to the show LIVE in Glencoe this winter, December 9- January 23!
MOSAIC THEATRE COMPANY: BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA BY ANNA MOENCH
I am Assistant Directing for Serge Seiden on Mosaic Theatre Company's fall production of Anna Moench's Birds of North America. The play explores generational differences, parental challenges, familial tensions, and environmental crises all through the lens of amateur birding. Visit Mosaic's website for tickets and more information on the show and it's collaborators.