Education & Training

2020

Ensemble Directing Workshop, ‘Movement Theater Studio NYC,’ New York, NY


2019

Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI), Artist in Residence, Chautauqua, NY

2017

New College of Florida (NCF), BA with Honors, Performance Studies & Religion, Sarasota, FL

Thesis: The Remaining Hours: A Contemporary Midrash [in Four Performances] and its Analysis

2016

Headlong Performance Institute (HPI), Training in Devised Performance, Philadelphia, PA

2015

Bread and Puppet Theater (B&P), Summer Apprenticeship, Glover, VT


2014

Stella Adler Studio for Actor Training, Certificate, Summer Conservatory, New York, NY



Selected Presented Performance: Directing +

2020

Confirmation. Art film/documentary. Director, Editor. Commissioned by Senior Rabbi Jill Maderer and Berkman Mercaz Limud. Philadelphia, PA

Now at the End, Again. Presented by the Rodeph Shalom Coalition Against Gun Violence. Director. Co-created and co-written with Benjamin Behrend. (delayed from Spring 2020 by COVID-19)

Exspelled by Topher Paolucci and Eli Eisenstein. University of Penn Glee Club. Director. The Annenberg Center. Philadelphia, PA.

2019

Midnight at the Masquerade, and other plays by Scott Cramton. The American Immersion Theater. Director of the Philadelphia Company of the American Immersion Theater. Philadelphia, PA

Elegy for a Lamb: A Revival. Workshop performance, Philadelphia Theatre Week. Writer, Director, in collaboration with Benjamin Behrend, The Louis Blouver Theater at the Drake, Philadelphia, PA

2018

A Final Impossibility. Shoebox Festival. Creator, Director, Designer, Venice Island Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

Focus Group by Emma Needleman. Brief (physical) Encounters Festival. Director, Designer, ReVamp Collective, Plays & Players Theater, Philadelphia, PA

2017

The Remaining Hours, installations 0:01-0:04. Thesis performances. Director, Lead Deviser, Designer, in four locations: 0:01, Hamilton Center, Room 6; 0:02, Z Amphitheater; 0:03, Sainer Pavilion; 0:04, The Black Box; all performed in Sarasota, FL.

2016

men and god experiments. Headlong Open Salon. Director, Performer, Designer. Headlong Dance Theater, Philadelphia, PA

Hop Tha A by James Anthony Tyler. Unplugged, new works series. Assistant Director, Asolo Rep, Sarasota, FL

nightnight by Lucas Hnath. Windmill Theatre Company 15/16 Season. Co-Director with Michael Valdez, The Black Box, Sarasota, FL

2015

chokehold. Seahive Artspace. Co-created with Aly Hilgefort. Co-written with Ben Kerns. Director, Performer, Designer. Sarasota, FL

Softcops by Caryl Churchill. Windmill Theatre Company 15/16 Season. Co-Director with Nova Myhill and Michael Valdez, The Black Box, Sarasota, FL

Flagpole, A Tribute to Bree Newsome, as part of The Overtakelessness Circus. Director, Puppeteer, in collaboration with Marlee Amm and Alfredo Aybar, B&P, Glover, VT

Balloonanas, a squeaky burlesque. Director, Café de Cheap Artiste (Salon), B&P, Glover, VT



Selected Presented Performance: Dramaturgy +

2020

The American Dream. Created by The Renegade Company. Dramaturg, Performer, Designer. Philadelphia, PA (delayed from Summer 2020 due to COVID-19)

Make Thee an Ark. Presented by DopoLavoro Teatrale. Dramaturg. Co-writer with Raychel Ceciro and Sam Sanford. Directed by Raychel Ceciro and Rory de Brouwer, Toronto, CA

Make Thee an Ark. Presented by Historic Spanish Point. Technical Director, Designer, and Dramaturg. Co-writer with Raychel Ceciro and Sam Sanford. Directed by Raychel Ceciro, Osprey, FL (delayed from Spring 2020 to Fall 2020 by COVID-19)

2019

See Amid the Winter Snow by Peter Fenton. Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Dramaturg. Philly Improv Theater at the Adrienne, Philadelphia, PA.

GENESIS, The First VACI Drag Show. A VACI Production. Dramaturg, Designer, Host/Performer, organized by Zac Thompson and Jungmok Yi, in collaboration with VACI Artists, Chautauqua, NY

2018

(Kensington) Streetplay. The Renegade Company and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Dramaturg, Facilitator, Designer, in collaboration with Mike Durkin the Kensington Community, Philadelphia, PA

History Done Funny by Owen Timoney. Madcap Theater Company. Performer, Independence Visitors Center, Philadelphia, PA

In need of a blessing by Julia Bradenberger. Scratch Night (group exhibition). Dramaturg, Designer, Performer, FringeArts, Philadelphia, PA

2016

Oonchaiyaa Gaharaiyaa by Varsha Shah. No and — (group exhibition). Dramaturg, Performer, Headlong Dance Theater, Philadelphia, PA

2015

Dust, Underneath the Above by Peter Schumann. Dramaturg, Puppeteer, B&P, Glover, VT



Selected Installation, Visual Art, and Design

2020

Mirrors: Twisted Perception, by Enya-Kalia Creations. Company Set Designer and Writer. Brooklyn, NY (in rehearsal)

Make Thee an Ark. Presented by Historic Spanish Point. Technical Director and Designer: Set, Lights, Projection, and Sound, Osprey, FL

2019

Findings by Leonard Bernstein. A critical intervention (public collaborative artwork) which re-imagined and re-designed library book jackets. Directed by Hrag Vartanian. Smith Memorial Public Library, Chautauqua, NY

Yard (lawn). Presented by the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI). Lead Visionary, Construction, in collaboration with Chip McCall, Chautauqua, NY

HARM TO ONGOING MATTERS vol. 1, An artbook script. Distributed by the Fowler-Kellogg Center Gallery, Chautauqua Institution, NY

(Kensington) Streetplay Dramaturgical Documentary. Video. 5m 28s. VACI Emerging Artists, group exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Center Gallery, Chautauqua Institution, NY

The White Feather Project devised by Angela Bey and Raychel Ceciro, Set Consultation and Construction, Kaleidoscope PAC, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

2018

(Behind) You ! Woods to Water, group exhibition, site specific sculpture, collaboration with Raychel Ceciro, The Germantown Academy Nature Preserve, Fort Washington, PA

2017

Onion Dances by Talia Mason. Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Dramaturg, Lighting Designer, Meeting House Theater, Philadelphia, PA

The Remaining Hours, installations 0:01-0:04. Thesis performances. Technical Director and Designer: Set, Lights, Projection, Sound, Immersive multimedia; in four locations: Sarasota, FL.

2016

Freelance Sound and Lighting Design for Sound on Sound AV: Oktoberfest and Autism Speaks, Philadelphia, PA

Freelance Sound Design for Seven Engines Productions, Election Day, The Enterprise Center, Philadelphia, PA

Production Assistant to Vincent Vigilante, Production Manager of Performance Space New York’s COIL16 Festival, Various Sites, New York, NY

2015

nightnight by Lucas Hnath. Windmill Theatre Company 15/16 Season. Lighting Design, Projection,  and Set Design. Puppetry in collaboration with Amy Bernard, The Black Box, Sarasota, FL

2013 — 2016

Senior Technician, The Black Box, Sarasota, FL



Educational Work

2020

Session Lead for “Rituals and Rites of Passage” Digital Workshop, Directors Lab North, Toronto, CA

Resident Teaching Artist, Walnut St. Theatre Education Residency, Philadelphia, PA 

2019

Assistant Teaching Artist, “Young Artists” Class, Chautauqua Institution, NY

Teaching Artist, “Acting with a Twist” Class, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

Assistant Teaching Artist, “One Act Play” Class, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia PA

2018 

Cultural Interpreter, National Museum for American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA (to Spring 2020/COVID-19)

2017 

Religious Educator, “Holocaust Studies and Political Art,” 7th Grade, Berkman Mercaz Limud School, Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia, PA (ongoing)

2016

Guest Teaching Artist, SOURCE Teen Theater, Planned Parenthood, Sarasota, FL

2013

Senior Theater Tech. TA, Black Box Theater, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL (to Summer 2016)

2011-2013

Religious Educator, “Jewish Philosophy, Art, and the Holocaust” 7th Grade, Temple Shir Shalom, Oviedo, FL 



Honors

2021

Directors Lab West Fellow

2020

Directors Lab North Fellow  

Drama League Directors Fellowship Semi-Finalist

2019

Director of the American Immersion Theater’s Philadelphia Company



Publications

2020

Surreal City, Apokalypsis Research Group Zine. Contributor. Distributed in Philadelphia, PA.

Make Thee an Ark, a Dramaturgical Field Guide.” Co-authored with Raychel Ceciro. Published with support provided by the Florida Humanities Council. (Release delayed due to COVID-19)

2019

“In Conversation with Hasan Elahi and Raheleh Filsoofi on a New Pedagogy.” College Arts Association Podcast. Hosted by Sam Peck. Chautauqua, NY

HARM TO ONGOING MATTERS vol. 1, An artbook script. Distributed by the Fowler-Kellogg Center Gallery, Chautauqua Institution, NY

2017

The Remaining Hours: A Contemporary Midrash, and its Analysis. Thesis. Published by the New College of Florida Press, Sarasota, FL

2013

The Defenders Radio Drama. Four episodes. Aired on WSLR 96.5 in February. Sarasota, FL

“Transcending Height.” Poem. Published in Orlando Life and Winter Park Magazine. Summer issues.



Conjunctive Administrative and Professional Work

2019

Community Outreach Coordinator, First Person Arts, Philadelphia, PA (short-term contract)

Studio Assistant to Sharon Louden, Sharon Louden Studio, Brooklyn, NY (short-term contract)

Art Handler and Installation Technician, Freeman’s Auction, Philadelphia, PA

2017

Axe Throwing Coach, Urban Axes, Philadelphia, PA (to Summer 2019)

2016

Programming Assistant, Performance Space New York, New York, NY (internship)

2015

Associate Development Coordinator, Windmill Theatre Company, Sarasota, FL

Company Management Associate, Asolo Rep, Sarasota, FL (internship)

2014

Visitor Services, Ticketing, and Box Office Assistant, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL