Hello and welcome to my portfolio of directing, acting, and teaching work.
My Mission: To captivate and inspire on the frontier of storytelling.
A transplant to New Orleans, I am currently teaching and studying at the University of New Orleans in the Film & Theatre program.
Born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, I have acted in and directed a variety of plays and musicals, classical, contemporary, and original in the Midwest, where I also earned a B.A. in Theatre Performance/Acting from UNI and began my theatre career. I am equally comfortable with intimate, DIY productions, as well as large stages and production-values.
In 2008, I co-founded and served for seven years as artistic director of Trainwreck Productions, a very successful, still operating found-space theatre company, popular for it's bawdy musicals and arresting two-handers.
I own a collection of handmade masks and good-looking hats, which I frequently adorn. Other hats I have worn include busser, busker, organic farmhand, writer/composer, and nonprofit board member.
Currently, I supplement my teaching and theatre work as a managing editor for G.A. Publishing and marketing & public relations director for The NOLA Project Theatre Company.
M.F.A. in Theatre Directing/Performance at the
University of New Orleans, exp. Summer 2018.
Thesis: Story & Style: Pursuing Excellence on the Academic Stage
Teaching Associate. Courses: ACTING; DIRECTING.
DIRECTOR, UNDERGRADUATE SHOWCASE, UNO (JAN. '18)
DIRECTOR, THE ROYALE, EXTENDED RUN @ KCACTF VI (FEB.-MAR. '18)
TESMAN, HEDDA GABLER, THEATRE UNO (APR. '18)
DR. RANK, A DOLL'S HOUSE, THEATRE UNO (APR. '18)
DIRECTOR, THE TIGERS, THEATRE UNO/GRAD ONE ACTS (MAY '18)