- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
I bring many of the values from my directing work into my teaching. I am more interested in watching actors stretch and grow, learning to exercise new skills rather than develop a "type" based on natural strengths.
I've developed a toolbox, using techniques from Viewpoints, Suzuki, mask work, Meisner, and clown, which I adapt into personalized lessons based on the needs of each student. Lessons will also involve thorough text work and character analysis.
I'd love to hear from you!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 12+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am a Bay Area director, producer, and actor focused on devised and ensemble performance, development of new work, and subversion of classics. Recent favorite directing credits include Sarafael (The Forum), Where the Boys Are (FaultLine Theater), Hidden: A Gender (Variance Festival) Pains of Youth (independently produced) and The Tempest (Barnstorm). I have assistant-directed around the Bay Area, including TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Magic Theatre, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz and sat on the literary council for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. I am a two-time CA$H Grant recipient, a company member at the Ubuntu Theater Project, a former artistic director of the U.C. Santa Cruz poor theatre performance lab, Barnstorm, and a founding member of The Forum.
As both a teacher and a director, it is my job to identify potential areas of growth. I've developed a toolbox of techniques, largely from Viewpoints, Suzuki, ensemble work, Meisner, devising, and mask work, that I adapt, creating exercises personalized for each student. Lessons will also include thorough text work and character analysis.
Working director in the San Francisco Bay Area
Taught me a lot of things