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

    • Embodiment & 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: Tapping into the Spectacular

  • Ten Different Tools for Building an Act

  • The Sandbox: A Work-In-Progress Playspace (for artist-driven feedback)

  • Everything We Wish We Knew Before Creating An Ensemble Show

  • Words, Words, Words: Finding, Creating, and Exploring Text for Dancers, Movers, and Circus Artists

  • Performing Queer Identity & Experience

    • Explorations in Duo Trapeze (co-taught with Megan Gendell)

    • Adventures in Handstands

    • Intro to Trapeze

    • Intro to Partner Acrobatics

    • Circus Strong

  • Or anything else we can dream up…

 

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

  • Act or show creation

  • Act or show development

  • Theatricality, audience connection, performance technique

  • Character development

  • Finding, crafting, and integrating text

  • Duo trapeze

  • Handstands & Handbalancing

  • Intro to trapeze

  • Intro to partner acrobatics

  • Circus strength conditioning


ADJUNCT FACULTY

  • Bryn Mawr College (PA), ongoing since 2012
    - Playwriting I & II

  • Circadium (PA), ongoing since 2017
    - Writing, Dramaturgy, & Artistic Craft
    - Mission, Values, & Vision

  • Farleigh Dickinson University (NJ), 2011

  • Bard High School Early College (NY), 2010-2012

 

TEACHING ARTIST

  • PlayPenn, ongoing since 2015

  • The Empathy Project, Lantern Theatre/Jefferson Medical School, ongoing since 2016

  • McCarter Theatre, 2012, 2015, 2016

  • Two River Theatre Company, PlayBack (devised youth theater), 2010-2012

  • Youth Dynamics Group Home for Middle & High School Youth, 2010

  • Elkhorn Women’s Lockdown Methamphetamine Treatment Center, 2010

  • Dwight/Edgewood Project, 2008

  • V A Medical Center, 2007

  • ECA ACES Magnet High School, 2006

COACH

  • Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, ongoing since 2015

PANELS

  • FRINGE ART: CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS
    -
    Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference, 2017

  • CIRCUS CONCEPTUAL MODEL STUDY DAY
    -
    Circus Dramaturgy Conference, ENC, Montreal, 2017

  • SQUARING THE CIRCLE: CIRCUS DRAMATURGY AND DIRECTION
    - Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, 2014

  • ROUNDTALBE ON WRITING ONE-ACT COMIC PLAYS
    - Moderated by David Ives, Dramatists Guild Magazine, 2012

  • FROM PAGE TO STAGE
    - Barnard College, 2011

  • THE STATE OF PLAYWRIGHTS AND NEW PLAYS IN THE AMERICAN THEATER
    - Montana Repertory Theatre, 2009
    - Cornell University, 2009

 

GUEST LECTURER

  • West Chester University, 2016

  • Hunter College, 2010

  • Cornell University, 2009

 

MENTOR FOR UNDERGRADUATES

  • Yale Playwrights Festival, 2007-2008