CURRICULUM VITAE

SCHOLAR

I teach. I write. I practice.
My goal is to make theory and history leap off of the page and then put them into practice.

For Peter Brook, dull theatre is deadly theatre—and to me, a dull classroom is a deadly classroom. I approach teaching students the same way I do directing actors: If acting is doing, then so is learning.

I strive to prepare students for their “stage”—that is, any venue in which, as professionals and citizens, they will present themselves and their work for consideration.

As my theatrical interests include exploring and tearing down the liminal space between performers and audiences, so too do I seek to bridge that gap between teacher and students. To do this, I have two major goals: to demystify the process of creating theater; and to instill in my students a desire to be an active, collaborative force in and out of the classroom.

I feel that I do my job best when I spend less time trying to convince students to “add” theatre to their lives, and more time encouraging them to understand how theatre is already playing out around them.

THEATRE-MAKER

Where the magic comes to life.
Go to DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

“You cannot create results. You can only create conditions in which something might happen.” – Anne Bogart

Go to ACTOR

ACTOR

“Yes, there were times when I forgot not only who I was but that I was, forgot to be.” – Samuel Beckett

Go to PRODUCER

PRODUCER

“There are two impulses in theatre: to be frivolous or to make rules.” – Tadashi Suzuki

Go to DESIGNER

DESIGNER

“Life is a theatre set in which there are but few practicable entrances.” – Victor Hugo

THE@TRICS THEATRE

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