Trifles by Susan Glaspell Twelfth Night, Sing Sing Correctional Facility William Shakespeare’s <em>A Midsummer Night’s Dream</em> Steven Dietz's <em>Becky's New Car</em> RTA's <em>Superior Donuts</em> William Shakespeare's <em>The Winter's Tale</em> William Shakespeare's <em>Twelth Night</em> Arthur Schnitzler's <em>Fräulein Else</em>

I make smart, thoughtful, entertaining, socially aware theatre. I am dramaturgically prepared; my tablework is thorough; my productions are powerful. My particular strength is in directing language-driven plays, from the Elizabethan to the contemporary.

In rehearsal / in production

I have founded the Redeeming Time Project in Minnesota. (Woo hoo!)

Our mission is to use Shakespeare to effect positive change. We leverage the theatrical arts to enable incarcerated and formerly incarcerated adults to develop social, cognitive, and life skills which they will need to reintegrate into the community. We delivered our first twelve-week workshop this fall at Moose Lake Correctional Facility; we will expand into a second facility in early 2018.

I recently directed Sarah Ruhl’s In The Next Room at the University of Minnesota. In Fall 2016, I taught Women in Theatre at UMN; this is the fifth state in which I have worked as a guest lecturer at a university.

I will teach a new women’s theatre course, which I am currently designing, at Carleton College in Northfield, MN in January 2018.

In March 2018, I will direct Christina Ham’s A Wives’ Tale for Theatre Unbound.

In May 2018, I will direct William Shakespeare’s Richard III for South Dakota Shakespeare.

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Since 2009, I have worked as a facilitator, teacher and director with Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison north of New York City. In addition to collaborating with Jeff Glaser on his production of Starting Over in spring 2010, I have team-taught two directing workshops at the prison.  This spring, I have directed Tracy Letts’  Superior Donuts at Sing Sing; we performed the play for the population and for an invited civilian audience May 11,12 and 13, 2011.

Photo by Xavier Mascareñas

I invited actor Michael McKean, who created the role of Arthur at Steppenwolf and then on Broadway, to come speak to the men at Sing Sing.  You can read the article about his late April visit here and see additional photos of his visit here.  You can read the post I wrote for 2am theatre here.