I am a playwright, director, actor, and theatre educator: most importantly, I am a storyteller.
My work in the theatre has extended over two decades. During that time I have been fortunate enough to work with a diverse group of artists ranging from Edward Albee to Adam Sandler.
In 2011, I founded the Los Angeles New Court Theatre where I led the company for over six years producing and developing riveting new works as well as revitalizing celebrated classics.
I have also written several plays: my full-length Atlas Pit or The Garbage Man’s Son was recently produced at the Working Stage Theatre in Hollywood, CA; another one of my full-lengths El Cíclope received a reading at Samuel French Bookshop in Hollywood in June. Currently I am finishing the rough draft of my newest play The Gaggle, which I hope to be finished with this winter (crossing my fingers). My work is usually centered on the idea of modern-mythology; using the world of working class America textured with darkened magical realism.
I have taught classes and led workshops in performance across the country. From 2014-2016 I was stationed at Virginia Commonwealth University where I designed the Directing I and II sequence in addition to creating courses in Acting for Web Content as well as Voice-Over and Radio Drama. I also assisted in the teaching of courses in Shakespeare, Voice-Speech, and Introduction to Drama. Currently I teach acting to some of Hollywood’s most leading up-and-coming actors at Zak Barnett Studios in Los Angeles, CA. My teaching is centered on mining for an person’s individual artistry and fortifying their ability to use this as a collaborative tool in the theatrical process.
I hold an MFA in Performance Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts.
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