I am a playwright, director, actor, and theatre educator: most importantly, I am a storyteller. In 2011 I founded the Los Angeles New Court Theatre where I currently sit as President on the Board of Directors in addition to producing and directing. I have 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 will receive a reading at Samuel French Bookshop in Hollywood this June. Currently I am finishing the rough draft of my newest play, which I hope to be finished with come winter. My work is best defined as grounded characters mixed with mythical circumstances.
In 2016 I graduated with an MFA in Performance Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University. It was there 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. Currently I teach acting to some of Hollywood’s most leading up-and-coming actors at Zak Barnett Studios in Los Angeles, CA.
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