PROJECTS (Selections)

                                                                                                                                                       See RESUME for full list of projects.

Recent Projects: 

Vietgone | Spring 2018
Production Dramaturg

Vietgone by Qui Nguyen at the Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City, MO. 

I created a dramaturgy website for this production. Check it out here!

Grease | Spring 2018

Grease with the Owensboro Theatre Alliance, Owensboro, KY.


I am a co-founder and producer with the Owensboro Theatre Alliance. OTA is a collaborative theatre group made up of students and faculty from Brescia University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, and Owensboro Community Technical College. Please give our new Facebook page a “LIKE” to keep up-to-date with our current and future activities!  

Past Projects:

The Subject | Fall 2016
Project Coordinator and Director

Brescia University teamed up with Theatre Workshop of Owensboro and Kentucky Wesleyan College to present a staged-reading of The Subject by Carolyn Kras. The Subject is a new play that is part of an international theatre movement to raise awareness of issues of sexual assault and rape. On September 24, 2016 theatres, universities, and groups from around the world held simultaneous readings of this new and topical play. 

Event Page


The Ghosts of Lote Bravo | Spring 2016
Production Dramaturg

The Ghosts of Lote Bravo by Hilary Bettis at the Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City, MO. 


The American Theatre Wing did a documentary about the the Rolling World Premiere of The Ghosts of Lote Bravo. 

Check out the American Theatre article about the show!


The Telling Project: Kansas City | Fall 2015
Performaner-Ensemble Member​

The Telling Project: Kansas City by Jonathan Wei at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, MO. 


"Through performance, The Telling Project puts veterans and military family members in front of their communities to share their stories.  We give veterans and military family members the opportunity to speak, and their communities the opportunity to listen."


You can link to the performance here.

The Brothers Size | Fall 2015
Production Dramaturg

The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney at the Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City, MO. 

The Oldest Boy | Fall 2015
Production Dramaturg

The Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl at the Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City, MO. This was the second production of this play; the first was at the Lincoln Center in New York, NY.

New Play Dramaturg Intensive​
National New Play Network's MFA Playwrights' Workshop
Summer 2015

An eight-day Intensive program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts focusing on enriching the participants' experience as the key resource to the playwright and director of new work. Hosted by Mark Bly. I worked on Meridith Friedman's The Luckiest People. 

Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang | Summer 2015
Stage Manager

Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang by Richard and Robert Sherman with book by Jeremy Sams at Camellot Academy, Kansas City, MO. I also made and built some of the props (not the car pictured). 

Welcome to America | Spring 2015
Director & Dramaturg

Welcome to America by Lauren Lubow in the In-Progress Play Reading Series at the Unicron Theatre, Kansas City, MO. I continued to work with Lauren (playwright and performer) after the reading to futher develop this script. 

Proof | Fall 2014

Proof by David Auburn at The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.  


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