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, 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 several years working at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston in various roles - from directing, acting as Artistic Assistant, Head of Acting at the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, and in the Education and Community Engagement Department.
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 am the 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, two Broadwayworld Awards, a finalist for the 2015 and 2018 Charles Abbott Directing Fellowship, the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Prize and the Tom Hendry Award. I am currently the Artistic Director of Eclipse Theatre Company in Toronto.
So have fun and explore my website. I welcome any and all feedback...as long as it's positive, productive and funny!
"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all artforms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another what it's like to be a human being."
– Oscar Wilde