About

The director at work

I make theatre and hold spaces that foster the feeling of being not merely accepted, but sought out, connected, useful, celebrated as one’s authentic self without fear of judgment. I have long experience facilitating radical acceptance; I have written and taught inclusive and anti-racist practices.  Now I am looking to leverage my strategic planning, curriculum design, research, analysis, writing, critical and collaborative skills to fight for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. I think art can help.

I make smart, thoughtful, entertaining, socially aware theatre. I love Shakespeare and Stoppard and really great words. I am dramaturgically prepared; my tablework is thorough; my productions are powerful. Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright David Edgar said my resume is “scarily distinguished.”

I am also committed to theatre work that guts the cultural church of Shakespeare and starts the Shakespeare block party.

Biography

I have long experience facilitating radical acceptance; I have written and taught inclusive and anti-racist practices. I have held spaces that foster the feeling of being not merely accepted, but sought out, connected, useful, celebrated as one’s authentic self without fear of judgment. Now I […]

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Directing philosophy

Classic. Smart. Provocative. Truthful. I direct kick-ass Shakespeare. I make smart, thoughtful, entertaining, socially aware theatre. I love Shakespeare and Stoppard and really great words. In addition to my classical experience, I have regularly worked on contemporary plays that explore issues of social justice and […]

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Wish list

I have a little bit of a ‘champion of the underdog’ in me, and look forward to producing and directing some of the great writers who have fallen, if not into the dustbin, at least onto the floor adjacent to history’s dustbin: writers such as […]

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Latest Tweets

You lie, in faith, for you are called plain Kate,
And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst;
But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom,
Kate of Kate Hall, my super-dainty Kate,
For dainties are all Kates, and therefore, Kate,
Take this of me, Kate of my consolation…
--The Taming of the Shrew, Act II, scene i