WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

  • Introduction to Playwriting
  • Intermediate Playwriting
  • Advanced Playwriting
  • Independent Study
    • Reinventing the Canon: The New Wrestling with the Old
    • Autobiographical Writing for the Stage
    • Writing for Solo Performance
    • Writing Plays That Move
    • Character Development
    • Explorations in Play Structure
    • Theatrical Moments & Sensibilities (Theater Beyond the Verbal)
    • Kinds of Language & Kinds of Scenes
    • Ten-Minute Plays
  • Creating Ensemble-Devised Plays
  • Playwrights & Actors (or Dancers/Movers) Collaboration
  • Playwrights & Designers Collaboration
  • Playwrighs & Directors Collaboration
    • Reading Plays & Other Works of Theater (for practitioners or non-practitioners)
    • Theater & Play Appreciation (for practitioners or non-practitioners)
    • Circus & Physical Theater Appreciation (for practitioners or non-practitioners)
  • Making Circus That Matters: Tools Beyond Technique (Dramaturgy for Circus Artists)
  • Making Circus That Dazzles
  • Ten Different Tools for Building an Act
  • Everything We Wish We Knew Before Creating An Ensemble Show (co-taught with Megan Gendell)
  • Finding, Creating, and Exploring Text for Dancers, Movers, and Circus Artists
    • Explorations in Duo Trapeze (co-taught with Megan Gendell)
    • Adventures in Handstands
    • Intro to Trapeze
    • Intro to Partner Acrobatics
  • Or anything else we can dream up…

 

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

  • Act creation
  • Act development
  • Theatricality, audience connection, performance technique
  • Character development
  • Finding, crafting, and integrating text
  • Explorations in duo trapeze (co-taught with Megan Gendell)
  • Adventures in handbalancing
  • Intro to trapeze
  • Intro to partner acrobatics

ADJUNCT FACULTY

  • Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA), 2012, 2015, 2016
  • Farleigh Dickinson University (Madison, NJ), 2011 
  • Bard High School Early College (Queens, NY), 2010-2012 

 

TEACHING ARTIST

  • McCarter Theatre (Princeton, NJ), 2012, 2015, 2016
  • PlayPenn (Philadelphia, PA), 2015, 2016
  • Two River Theatre Company, PlayBack (devised youth theater), (Red Bank, NJ), 2010-2012
  • Youth Dynamics Group Home for Middle & High School Youth (Boulder, MT), 2010
  • Elkhorn Women’s Lockdown Methamphetamine Treatment Center (Boulder, MT), 2010
  • Dwight/Edgewood Project (New Haven, CT), 2008
  • V A Medical Center (New Haven, CT), 2007
  • ECA ACES Magnet High School (New Haven, CT), 2006

 

WORKSHOPS

    • MAKING CIRCUS THAT MATTERS: Theatrical Tools for Contemporary Circus / Dramaturgy for Circus Artists
           - New England Center for Circus Arts (Brattleboro, VT), 2015, 2016
           - Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, 2016
           - Versatile Arts (Seattle), 2016
           - Southern Fried Circus Fest (Dallas), 2015
           - Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, 2015
    • MAKING CIRCUS THAT DAZZLES
           - New England Center for Circus Arts, 2016
    • WRITING PLAYS THAT MOVE
           - CityWrights (Miami), 2015
    • TEN DIFFERENT TOOLS FOR BUILDING AN ACT
           - New England Center for Circus Arts, 2015, 2016
    • EVERYTHING WE WISH WE KNEW BEFORE CREATING AN ENSEMBLE SHOW (co-taught with Megan Gendell)
           - New England Center for Circus Arts, 2015
    • PLAYWRIGHT-DESIGNER COLLABORATION
           - Co-taught with director Rebecca Wright and designer Maria Shaplin, PlayPenn (Philadelphia), 2015
    • LUCID BODY FOR WRITERS: Character Development
           - Co-taught with Fay Simpson, Lucid Body (NYC), 2014
       

    PANELS

      • SQUARING THE CIRCLE: CIRCUS DRAMATURGY AND DIRECTION
             - Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival (Chicago, IL), 2014
      • ROUNDTALBE ON WRITING ONE-ACT COMIC PLAYS
             - Moderated by David Ives, Dramatists Guild Magazine (NYC), 2012
      • FROM PAGE TO STAGE
             
        -  Barnard College (NYC), 2011
      • THE STATE OF PLAYWRIGHTS AND NEW PLAYS IN THE AMERICAN THEATER
            
         - Montana Repertory Theatre (Missoula, MT), 2009
             - Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), 2009

       

      GUEST LECTURER

      • West Chester University, 2016
      • Hunter College, 2010
      • Cornell University, 2009

       

      MENTOR FOR UNDERGRADUATES

        • Yale Playwrights Festival (New Haven, CT), 2007-2008