STONE SOUP THEATRE
Director of Education
I stepped in to be the Director of Education at Stone Soup Theatre. I focus my time on engaging young people in the arts, educating and invigorating conscientious and passionate arts educators, and creating relationships with organizations in need of creative opportunities for students.
Most recently, I have taught several K-2 online courses in music and improv at Genesee Hill Elementary, and a 3-5 Drama Class with the Northgate Community Learning Center.
Ocean’s Arrival is a new student-feature film written and directed by Giao Nguyen. On the winter solstice, four friends reunite at their family's beachside cabin after years apart. From the ocean, a mysterious stranger arrives seeking refuge, eventually pitting the friends against one another. Fantasy, fear, and reality blend together as the days unfold - culminating in a 60-minute psychological drama. Winner of Best Feature Film at the 2022 West Sound Film Festival.
This was my first ever feature film, a project that meant the world to me. Through working on OA, I developed lasting friendships and new skills that I have carried into all aspects of my professional career.
For more, follow @oceansarrival on Instagram.
Youth Engagement Apprentice
As Seattle Rep’s Youth Engagement Apprentice, I have been developing my skills as a theatre educator within a large repertory theatre. My work has included devising a brand-new theatre piece with high school students as part of the newly minted Next Narrative Monologue Competition, as well as assisting with the High School Collective Playwriting Cohort's development of a new play over the course of the year.
My work at the Seattle Rep also includes rebuilding and strengthening the Student Matinee program post-pandemic, developing and executing curriculum surrounding the Rep’s challenging season, and mentoring youth interns.
Associate Producing Artist
I joined the team over at Penguin Productions, where I worked as their Associate Producing Artist. In this role, I managed the Penguin Productions website, as well as made marketing materials, handled social media communications, and worked with Seattle youth through Penguin's Youth Productions. In 2020-2021 I directed the high school ensemble in Romeo and Juliet through Penguin (you can watch a snippet of the production on my Videos page), She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms, One Act @ a Time (a devised theatre piece with Aishe Keita).
In our return to in-person theatre this summer, I directed an outdoor production of The Tempest. With Penguin, I am currently ramping up to direct a new work, The Sasquatch Society, which is set to premiere at the
To learn more about Penguin Productions, find them on Instagram @_penguinproductions_
Proof, by David Auburn was produced at the University of Redlands in the Spring of 2020. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States, my directorial debut was put on two weeks before it was intended to be seen. Tech for this show was done in an hour and a half, and the show was live-streamed to audiences nation-wide.
DECENT OMENS THEATRE CO.
Inaugural Company Member
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, in-person theatre became infeasible. Thanks to Artistic Director, Izabel Mar, a group of eager young artists came together to create live theatre through Zoom™. Decent Omens Theatre Company developed a scene study workshop, where I have personally had the pleasure of working on the character of #7 from Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves, and directing a study of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.
For more on Decent Omens Theatre Company, follow us on Instagram @decentomenstheatre
ROMEO AND JULIET
Juliet/Ensemble Leader/Sound Designer
This role was performed as part of the University of Redlands Shakespeare Company, a group I started with two friends. Our 1990s Romeo and Juliet was entirely ensemble directed, so in addition to playing Juliet, I also worked on sound design and costumes. The process was free-form, and resulted in four exciting performances.
Follow the University of Redlands Shakespeare Company on Instagram @uorshakes
Firewall: A Guide to Falling in Love on the Internet, was a play I wrote my freshman year about Tinder. The play centered around two characters, Malcolm and Paige, as they interacted in the real world and the online world. It examines the world of online dating, and the people we are online versus the people we are in real life. The play was produced at the University of Redlands as part of the New Works Festival in 2017.
CITIZEN KALE IMPROV
Citizen Kale is the University of Redlands' only improv comedy troupe. I joined Citizen Kale at the start of my freshman year, and eventually rose to the role of Captain.
Follow the Citizen Kale Improv on Instagram @citizenkaleimprov
30 PLAYS IN 60 MINUTES
The Neofuturists of Redlands was an ensemble formed in May of 2018 by Noah Sylvester. Following the structure of the Neofuturists of Chicago, we have done several performances of "30 Plays in 60 Minutes" where the ensemble writes 30 plays and attempts to perform all of them, in an order determined by the audience, in under 60 minutes.
Follow the Neofuturists of Redlands on Instagram @neofutesofredlands