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I graduated with a BFA in Dramaturgy/Criticism from The Theatre School at DePaul University and base my practice as a dramaturg and educator in Chicago, IL. I am a teaching artist with Beverly Arts Center and I recently dramaturged a virtual production of THE KINGDOM OF SLOVENALIA presented by the Museum of Unnatural history Chicago. 


I've had previous experience as a dramaturg for The Theatre School’s productions of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Fall 2015), Contractions (Spring 2016), and Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Fall 2017). My love of new plays has led me to dramaturg several world premieres, including Night Runner by Ike Holter (TTS; Winter 2017), Growing Up Blue by Iggy Orlando (TTS; Spring 2018), and Nothing Without a Company's New World Play Festival (Summer 2019).


Under the mentor-ship of Isaac Gomez, I worked as a literary and civic dramaturgy intern for Victory Gardens Theater, assistant producing their annual IGNITION Festival of New Plays. Most pre-quarantine weekends, you could find me attending a new storefront production or scouting out the local cat cafés. 

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A black board with the prompt, Whats the connection between theatre and advocacy? surrounded by sticky notes with answers

I consider dramaturgy and advocacy to be intimately related. As a dramaturg, I advocate not only for my own creative vision, but for the visions and goals of others. I help theatre-makers harness their artistic energies, while simultaneously bringing outside voices and perspectives into the rehearsal room. Because theatre cannot be isolated from its sociopolitical context, the question of “Why here and now?” comes to the forefront of my work. While I do not limit myself to any one kind of theatre or performance art, my passion lies with new play development and devised work.  

Artistic Statement

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