I love theatre. Plain and simple. I pursue my art with ferocity and humour that I try to bring to all my work. I keep myself constantly motivated and inspired by working in every aspect of this business and push myself past my comfort zones. I strive for excellence in my work and am constantly adding to my theatrical arsenal.
I try to pursue theatre that challenges, provokes as well as entertains. I want the world to affect my art and I want my art to affect the world. I create based on a principal a wise director once told me..."Solutions, not obstacles". Easy in theory but challenging in practice.
I've trained at York University, Sheridan College and have my Professional Training Certificate in Forum Theatre from Cardboard Citizens in London, England (where I trained with Augusto Boal himself - one of my favourite experiences!)
I am a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Chicago Directors Lab, Tarragon Playwright's Unit, Stratford Festival's New Play Development Program, Playwrights Guild of Canada, ACTRA, CAEA, an Associate Member of the SDC and been a resident artist at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center in the Hamptons.
I've spent the last nine years working at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston in various roles - from directing, Artistic Assistant, Head of Acting at the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, and in the Education and Community Engagement Department.
I am the Founding and former Artistic Director of Eclipse Theatre Company, am currently the Co-Artistic Director of the Directors Lab North, and a founding member of the World Wide Lab, an international directors collective based out of New York. I've been nominated for a Dora Award, the John Hirsch Directing Prize, Tom Hendry Awards, Broadwayworld Awards, a finalist for the 2015 and 2018 Charles Abbott Directing Fellowship and an Honorable Mention for the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Prize. My book "The Directors Lab" was published by Playwrights Canada Press and I am currently co-editing a new book for them titled "This is Beyond", coming out 2023.
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