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Artistic Director   |  Brave Spirits Theatre   |  Alexandria, VA   |  2014-2022

Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director   |  Brave Spirits Theatre   |  Washington, DC   |  2011-2014

Directing

Professional
Theatre

Shakespeare's HistoriesRichard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV, Henry V, 1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI, and Richard III as audio productions   |  Brave Spirits Theatre   |   2021-2023

The King’s Shadow: Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV, and Henry V in repertory   |  Brave Spirits Theatre   |   Alexandria, VA   |   2019-2020

Antony and Cleopatra   |  Theater at Monmouth   |   Monmouth, ME   |   2022

The Changeling  |  Brave Spirits Theatre   |   Alexandria, VA   |   2018

Coriolanus   |  Brave Spirits Theatre   |   Alexandria, VA   |   2018

The Bloody Banquet   |  Co-Director   |  Brave Spirits Theatre   |   Washington, DC   |   2015

The Two Noble Kinsmen   |  Brave Spirits Theatre   |   Alexandria, VA   |   2014

'Tis Pity She's a Whore   |  Brave Spirits Theatre   |   Alexandria, VA   |   2017

Antony and Cleopatra   |  Brave Spirits Theatre   |   Alexandria, VA   |   2016

Richard III   |  Brave Spirits Theatre   |   Washington, DC   |   2012

The Two Gentlemen of Verona   |  Co-Director   |  Brave Spirits Theatre   |   Washington, DC   |   2011

The Comedy of Errors   |  Assistant Director   |  Baltimore Shakespeare Factory   |   Baltimore, MD   |   2010

Long Day's Journey into Night   |  Assistant Director   |  Virginia Shakespeare Festival   |   Williamsburg, VA   |   2004

Educational
Theatre

Richard II  |   ​Mary Baldwin University: MFA   |   Staunton, VA   |   2014

A Midsummer Night's Dream   |   Hathaway Brown Upper School   |   Cleveland, OH   |   2023

The Forced Marriage   |   Traveling Players Ensemble    |   McLean, VA   |   2017

The Misanthrope  |   Traveling Players Ensemble     |   McLean, VA   |   2016

The Learned Ladies   |   Traveling Players Ensemble     |   McLean, VA   |   2015

The Imaginary Invalid   |   Traveling Players Ensemble     |   McLean, VA   |   2014

Alice in Wonderland   |   Traveling Players Ensemble     |   McLean, VA   |   2015

Pandora's Fire  |   Traveling Players Ensemble     |   McLean, VA   |   2014

Staged
Readings

The Custom of the Country  |   WSC Avant Bard    |   Arlington, VA   |   2017

Oedipus W.R.E.C.K.S.  |   WSC Avant Bard    |   Arlington, VA   |   2017

The Innocent Mistress  |   Washington Shakespeare Company    |   Washington, DC   |   2010

Henry VIII  |   Shakespeare in the Pub    |   Washington, DC   |   2019

Edward II  |   Shakespeare in the Pub    |   Shirlington, VA   |   2017

Richard II  |   Shakespeare in the Pub    |   Washington, DC   |   2016

Woman at Bat  |   Georgetown Theatre Company    |   Washington, DC   |   2011

Life 101   |  Georgetown Theatre Company    |   Washington, DC   |   2010

Height: 5'4"   |   Eye Color: Blue   |   Hair Color: Auburn

Theatre

Shakespeare's Histories1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI, and Richard III as audio productions   |  Margaret of Anjou   |  Brave Spirits Theatre  |   Dir. Claire Kimball, Marshall B Garrett, and Charlene V. Smith

King Lear   |   Regan  |   WSC Avant Bard  |   Dir. Tom Prewitt

The Maid's Tragedy   |   Evadne  |   Brave Spirits Theatre  |   Dir. Angela Kay Pirko

Doctor Faustus   |   Dr. Faustus  |   Brave Spirits Theatre  |   Dir. Paul Reisman

Macbeth   |   Lady Macbeth  |   4615 Theatre Company  |   Dir. Jordan Friend

Dinner   |   Wynne  |   4615 Theatre Company  |   Dir. Stevie Zimmerman

Eurydice  |   Little Stone  |   NextStop Theatre Company  |   Dir. Jay Brock

Dr. Faustus   |   Dr. Joan Faustus  |   Mary Baldwin University MFA

Clara Bow: Becoming ‘It’   |   Sarah Bow, Elinor Glynn  |   LiveArtDC  |   Dir. Heather Whitpan

A Bright Room Called Day   |   Emil Traum  |   Nu Sass Productions  |   Dir. Angela Kay Pirko

Margaret: A Tyger's Heart   |   Margaret of Anjou  |   Mary Baldwin University MLitt  |   Dir. Kelly Elliott

Romeo and Juliet  |   Juliet  |   Brave Spirits Theatre  |   Dir. Victoria Reinsel

Macbeth  |   Macduff  |   Mary Baldwin University MFA  |   Dir. Riley Steiner

Much Ado About Nothing   |   Beatrice  |   Baltimore Shakespeare Factory  |   Dir. Tom Delise

Love's Labour's Lost  |   Rosaline, Costard  |   Mary Baldwin University MLitt  |   Dir. Matt Davies and Doreen Bechtol

Macbeth  |   Witch 1, Porter  |   Push/Pull Theater Company |   Dir. Jessica Aimone

What, Lamb! What, Ladybird!  |   Juliet, etc. (Solo Performance)  |   Brave Spirits Theatre  |   Dir. Victoria Reinsel

Love's Labor's Lost  |   Katherine  |   Chesapeake Shakespeare Company  |   Dir. Jenny Leopold

Jack the Ticket Ripper  |   Julie  |   Georgetown Theatre Company  |   Dir. Catherine Aselford

A Thing for Redheads  |   Jessie Morgan  |   Calliope Arts  |   Dir. Julianna Avery

The Two Gentlemen of Verona   |   Silvia, Lucetta, Outlaw  |   Brave Spirits Theatre  |   Dir. Victoria Reinsel and Charlene V. Smith

The Trojan Women   |   Andromache (Guest Artist)  |   National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts  |   Dir. George Grant

A Midsummer Night's Dream   |   Titania, Hippolyta  |   Baltimore Shakespeare Factory  |   Dir. Moses Goldberg

The Comedy of Errors   |   Emilia  |   Baltimore Shakespeare Factory  |   Dir. Tom Delise

The Jeweler's Shop   |   Teresa  |   Dir. George Grant

Film

Evil Kin, Ep. 303   |   Ginger Taylor   |   Investigation Discovery

The Art of Conflict Management   |   Rebecca   |   The Teaching Company

House of Cards, S3E12    |   Extra  |   Netflix

Staged Readings

Titus Andronicus (Bare Bard)  |   Aemelius   |   Maryland Shakespeare Festival  |   Dir. John Bellomo

The Green Cockatoo   |   Severine   |   WSC Avant Bard  |   Dir. Tom Prewitt and Bill Toscano

Nahum Tate's King Lear   |   Regan  |   Mary Baldwin College MFA  |   Dir. Julia Nelson

The Trojan Women   |   Helen of Troy  |   Mary Baldwin College MFA  |   Dir. Rebecca Hodder

No Wit / No Help Like a Woman's   |   Mistress Low-water, Sanfield  |   Mary Baldwin College MLitt  |   Dir. Julia Nelson

Arden of Faversham   |   Alice Arden  |   Mary Baldwin College MLitt  |   Dir. Dane Leasure

Edward III   |   Countess, Prince Philip  |   Mary Baldwin College MLitt  |   Dir. Dane Leasure

The Trojan Women   |   Kassandra  |   Chesapeake Shakespeare Company  |   Dir. Ashly Fishell

Die, Mr. Darcy, Die!  |   Laura  |   Best Medicine Rep Theater Company  |   Dir. John Morogiello

Absolute Amy   |   Amy  |   Amnesty International Human Rights Festival  |   Dir. Catherine Aselford

The Rover   |   Angelica Bianca  |   Washington Shakespeare Company  |   Dir. Catherine Aselford 

Teaching

Mary Baldwin University   |   Staunton, VA 

  • Visiting Co-Instructor, Graduate Program: REN603B Collaborating as Directors, Spring 2021

  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Theatre Department: Fall 2013

  • Co-Instructor, Theatre Department: THEA 101: Plays in Performance, Mary Baldwin College, Fall 2013

Hathaway Brown Upper School   |   Cleveland, OH

  • Blackbox Ensemble / Acting 1 Guest Instructor, 2023

Traveling Players Ensemble   |   Fairfax County, VA

  • Middle School Ensemble Director, 2014-2017

  • Greek Camp Director, 2014

American Shakespeare Center   |   Staunton, VA

  • Education Artist, 2013

Maryland Shakespeare Festival   |   Frederick, MD

  • Shakespeare Alive Teacher, 2011

Education and Training

Mary Baldwin College (now University)   |   Staunton, VA   |   2011-2014​

  • MFA in Shakespeare and Performance

  • MLitt in Shakespeare and Performance

 

College of William and Mary   |   Williamsburg, VA   |   2001-2005

  • BA in English and Theatre

  • Summa Cum Laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium

  • Module 1, June 2023

Theatrical Intimacy Education   |   Digital Workshops

  • Working with Minors, February 2023

  • Consent in the Acting Classroom, January 2023

  • Foundations in Race, Intimacy, and Consent, October 2022

  • Intimacy Best Practices, June 2021

Intimacy Captain Certificate   |   Intimacy Coordinators of Color   |   May 2021

 

Anti-Racist Theatre: A Foundational Course   |   Nicole Brewer   |   December 2020

 

Anti-Racism Virtual Training   |   Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso   |   July 2020

 

Literary Office Internship   |   Oregon Shakespeare Festival   |   Ashland, OR   |   July 2013

 

Snow Camp Directing Intensive   |   Michael Rau and Will Davis   |   Strand Theater Company   |   Baltimore, MD   |   December 2013

Scholarship

Publications

“The Bloody Banquet in Performance.” Co-written with Claire Kimball. The Theatrical Legacy of Thomas Middleton, 1624-2024, edited by William David Green, Anna L. Hegland, and Sam Jermy. Routledge. 2024.

Review of By The QueenShakespeare Bulletin, 41.2 (2023): 320-324.

“Brave Spirits Theatre’s 2018 Changeling.” Co-written with Musa Gurnis. The Changeling: The State of Play, edited by Gordon McMullan and Kelly Stage. Arden Shakespeare. 2022.

Review of She-Wolf. Shakespeare Bulletin, 38.2 (Summer 2020): 295-298.

“Staging Sexual Assault Responsibly: Lessons from The Changeling.” HowlRound Theatre Commons. 10 June 2019. howlround.com/staging-sexual-assault-responsibly.

“Margaret of Anjou: Shakespeare’s Adapted Heroine.” The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare’s Queens, edited by Kavita Mudan Finn and Valerie Schutte. Palgrave, 2018.

“The ‘Fiend-Like Queen’ of Macbeth.” Brief Candle 5 (2018): 8-16. 

Smith, Charlene V., Melissa Huggins, and Rebecca L. Hodder, eds. Rogue Shakespeare: Scholarship and Stagecraft in an Ensemble-Based MFA Company. Staunton: Rogue Shakespeare, 2014. Print.

“Aural Character Identification in an Extreme Casting Production of Richard II.” Rogue Shakespeare: Scholarship and Stagecraft in an Ensemble-Based MFA Company. Staunton: Rogue Shakespeare, 2014.

Review of Henry IV and 1 Henry IV. Shakespeare Bulletin, 32.4 (Winter 2014): 752-56.

Speaking Engagements

“Re-Imaginging the Focus of your Theatre: Creating an Anti-Racism Plan of Action.” Panelist at the Shakespeare Theatre Association’s Annual Conference. January 2021.

“Early Modern Plays and Rape Culture.” Speaking engagement at Mary Baldwin University. Staging Gendered Violence Symposium. Staunton, VA. November 2019.

“Contending with Shakespeare through Feminism.” Speaking engagement at University of Maryland. Marshall Grossman Lecture Series. College Park, MD. October 2019.

“Gender Conscious, Gender Neutral, and Non-Binary Artists in Shakespeare.” Panelist at the Shakespeare Theatre Association’s Annual Conference. Prague, Czech Republic. January 2019.

“The Play’s the Thing: Coriolanus in Discussion.” Session Leader at the Shakespeare Theatre Association’s Annual Conference. Prague, Czech Republic. January 2019.

“Refusing to ‘Play the Maid’s Part’: Women in the Shakespearean Theatre.” Speaking engagement at the College of William and Mary. Women’s Weekend. Williamsburg, VA. September 2018.

“Tackling Gender Bias in Classical Theatre.” Unscripted Afterchat at WSC Avant Bard. Arlington, VA. December 2016.

Papers and Seminars

“The Henriad in Rep.” Shakespeare Association of America: Shakespeare in Repertory. April 18, 2020. Conference paper.

“Directing The Changeling through a Feminist Lens.” Shakespeare Association of America: #OpenSecrets. Washington, DC, April 19, 2019. Conference paper.

Acceptance and grants-in-aid for the Folger Shakespeare Library Symposium on “Shakespeare’s Theatrical Documents,” with Tiffany Stern. Washington DC, March 2016.

“Re-Creating Shakespeare’s Margaret.” Shakespeare Association of America: Re-Authoring Shakespeare in Contemporary Performance, Translation, and Adaptation. New Orleans, LA, March 25, 2016. Conference paper.

“Margaret of Anjou: Shakespeare’s Adapted Heroine.” Shakespeare Association of America: Contending with Shakespeare through Adaptation. St. Louis, MO, April 12, 2014. Conference paper.
 

Professional Affliliations

Shakespeare Theatre Association
IDEAA Committee Co-Chair, 2022-2023

 

Shakespeare Association of America

Not In Our House DC,

working committee member (2018-2021)
 

The Actors’ Center,

Board Member (2014-2018), Board Secretary (2016-2018)

Other Skills

Viewpoints

Chekhov Technique

SAFD Basic Pass in Broadsword   |   2019
SAFD Basic Pass in Rapier and Dagger   |   2012
SAFD Basic Pass in Smallsword   |   2004

Recorder: Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor

 

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