EXPATS THEATRE: SCORCHED BY WAJDI MOUAWAD
This upcoming fall I will be assisting Expats Artistic Director Karin Rosnizeck on her company's production of Scorched. Karin has been award the 2022/2023 Helen Hayes John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company and this production will be the first after earning that prestigious title. We are so excited to bring this heartbreaking and illuminating story of a family ravaged by war to the Atlas this October!
ROUND HOUSE THEATRE: NATIONAL CAPITAL NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
In the second annual Capital New Play Festival, I had the pleasure of dramaturging two of the five 29 hour AEA workshops presented alongside our two world premieres. I had the pleasure of working with playwright Sharyn Rothstein and Artistic Director Ryan Rilette on Bad Books as well as playwright Preston Choi's limp wrist on the lever, directed by Ethan Heard. These wildly differently but equally riveting projects truly showed me the breadth and depth of work that can be accomplished in just one week with a roomful of brilliant creatives.
ROUND HOUSE THEATRE: JENNIFER, WHO IS LEAVING BY MORGAN GOULD
In April of 2022, Round House sponsored its first annual Capital New Play Festival, in which I had the privilege to dramaturg the 29 hour AEA workshop of Jennifer, Who Is Leaving written and directed by Morgan Gould. This year, it is receiving its world premiere on the mainstage and I will be assistant directing the director/playwright. I am having a blast diving back into this heartfelt, silly, sucker punch of a play and I am thrilled to be working on my first world premiere with this incredible team of women. Get tickets here for our production, and make sure to catch the other world premiere running in rep with ours, On the Far End by Mary Katherine Nagel.
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. Nominated for 10 Helen Hayes awards including Best Direction and Best Ensemble in a Play, it is available for streaming internationally through February 12th.
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
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!
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.