“The truth in art exists in the tension between conflicting realities”
I am a director, writer and designer splitting time between Portland, Oregon, and Southern Vermont. In addition to theater creation, direction and lighting design, I work in community health and prehospital emergency medicine. My belief in theater as a medium stems from my study of theater for social change, Theater of the Oppressed, and performance as a pedagogical tool for community health. My work is rooted in a nonhierarchical, ensemble focus, an anti-oppression lens, and a goal of fostering community resilience.
I am drawn to projects that combine intricate character development, in-depth political analysis, and unique design. I work as a director and facilitator of community-based projects, creator and writer or co-writer of new works, and lighting designer for engaging projects.