Liberal Wet Dream

Liberal Wet Dream

This is a piece I directed with Benjamin Baylon for the ARCitext Festival through the Arc Theatre. It is a fantasy piece about the state of our country right now. Everyone is asking, "Is this really happening?," "Is Trump really our president?" In this short play written by,Eric Duhon, it's all a joke. Mike Pence is actually open minded, Trump isn't actually a bad person, Melania is a women's rights protester and Hilary is in on the whole gag. This piece really let me put my skills into action. I was given the freedom to play around with different techniques and further my knowledge of who I am as a director. I know that I am a director who relies on collaboration and ideas of everyone in the room. This production allowed me to hone in on my leadership skills. 

Night Runner

Night Runner

I assisted Lisa Portes on the world premier of Night Runner, written by Ike Holter. Night Runner is a children's show that is modeled after Harriet Tubman's struggles and heroism. This musical took historical facts and mashed it into a graphic novel aesthetic in order to tell the story of a true super hero, Harriet Tubman. This was an emotional and intriguing process in terms of material and talent. I was able to work hands on with actors and the playwright to help build the world of the play. 

 

Lighting Design by Eric Phillips

Set Design by Camila Devereux

Costume design by Megan Pirtle

Film Revue

Film Revue

Film Revue is one of the most fluid experiences I have had as a director. Film Revue is a sketch show directed by Daniella Mazzio that I assisted on, wrote for, and acted in. The directing portion of my experience was experimental because we used be improvisation to build the production. We incorporated a live sketch show with elements of live streaming. We would film a part of the sketch show live on Facebook which would give our audience an extra experience that they could take home with them after the show was over. This show was a way of messing with the sketch form and expressing direction through collaboration.

A Lie of the Mind

A Lie of the Mind

I assisted Azar Kazemi on this intro piece, written by Sam Shepard. This was an interesting process that worked more on collaboration between all parties of the production including directors, stage management, and actors. This was the second year actor's debut, so the direction was teaching based as well. This process taught me who I wanted to be as a director and how I would shape my process in the rehearsal room. I gained valuable knowledge from creating the world and fleshing out characters through excessive table work. Conversation is the most crucial part in putting a production on its feet.