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My primary area of research is the adaptation and restructuring of classical material to make it accessible and relevant for modern audiences. Utilizing found spaces, non-traditional structures, and bilingual texts, I seek to reframe classical material to heighten its value for the theatre of the 21st century.


  • Professional Roots: Seventeen years of professional New York acting experience on stage, film, and television and continued work in regional markets.

  • Embrace of Diversity: Experience teaching highly diverse student bodies at three different universities.

  • Producing Artistic Director: Artistic Director of the successful Madeline Park Shakespeare Festival; with experience in fundraising, grants, and all aspects of organizational management.

  • Innovative Director and Adapter: Demonstrated success creating groundbreaking theatre including immersive and devised theatre; also skilled in stage combat choreography.

  • Collaborative Contributor: Strong service background including recruiting, curriculum reform, bylaw reform, and season selection.

  • Dynamic Instructor: Proven track record guiding students from diverse backgrounds to success; specialties include Audition Technique, Stage Combat, On Camera, and Classical Material.

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Academic Conferences, Workshops, and Master Classes

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Bringing Action to the Song National Association of Teachers of Singing – Workshop March 2021


Keeping Distance: Creating Live Performances During the Covid Pandemic Hawaii University International Conferences June 2022


A Christmas Carol en La Frontera: Producing Bilingual Work During Quarantine Hawaii University International Conferences June 2021


A Christmas Carol en La Frontera: An Examination of the Utilization of the Frontera to Rejuvenate a Dickens Classic. International Research Conference, Venice Italy  - Winner “Best Presentation, Theatre and Drama” April 2021

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Regional Building Comunidad, Bilingual Theatre Co-Presentation KC/ACTF region 6 February 2020


Fear Factor, Leveraging Halloween to Make Shakespeare Accessible Co-Presentation KC/ACTF region 6


February 2020 A Christmas Carol en La Frontera: Refreshing a Classic KC/ACTF region 6 February 2019

Shakespeare’s Verse for Actors, KC/ACTF region 6 Spring 2017

A Christmas Carol en La Frontera: Updating a Classic for the Border Community Midwest Association for Latin American Studies November 2018


Shakespeare’s Verse for Actors Masterclass 7 Encuentro Teatral, Universidad de Las Americas Puebla (Mex) October 2021

Lectura Domados: Universidad de las Americas Puebla March 2020, in person – Postponed due to Covid to April 2021 via zoom

Stage Combat Masterclass: Congreso Teatral, Universidad de las Americas Puebla March 2020*, 2019, 2018 * - Postponed because of Covid 19


A Christmas Carol en La Frontera: Making A Dickens Classic Relevant on the US/ Mexican Border International University Global Theatre Experience, Austria December 2020


National Techniques for Tackling Heightened Text Challenges: How to teach the tough stuff – Rediscover or Reimagine? ATHE, Panel Member August 2021

Bilingualism as a Driver of 21st Century American Theatre: ATHE – Presenter and Panel Coordinator July 2020

See Curriculum Vitae for additional Master Classes, Workshops, and Conference experience.

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