Directing & Devising
Exploring queer legacies and religious upbringings through the metaphor of the Tower of Babel, I originally devised this piece with collaborators Alexis Riley and Rob Yoho as a two-person performance art event through the Lab Theatre at the University of Texas at Austin. It was later selected and significantly revised for a solo performance at the 2019 Sunstone Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mental Blocks (2019)
With collaborators Rob Yoho, Gabriella Vargas, Christian Lewis, and Jenn Hamm, I wrote, devised, and performed in a “theatrical game” with over 20 short scripts and performances, including eating a lot of jello and teaching audience members how to pray. This show was produced by Ouch! Theatre at the Ground Floor Theatre in Austin, Texas.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl (2017)
I directed Ruhl’s seriocomedy as part of the Mask Club Series at the Nelke Theatre.
The V-Project (2016)
I devised, wrote, and acted in this documentary theatre piece exploring women’s experiences in Utah County, which included a nine-month research period holding workshops and conducting interviews for material. This full-length show was produced independently and staged at the Echo Theatre in Provo, Utah.
Shattering Sky (2013)
I participated as an actor/deviser in a one-act exploring grief, loss, and redemption produced in Provo, Utah.
Mental Blocks (various), Ground Floor Theatre
The Woman in Black (The Woman), Echo Theatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Starveling), Renaissance Now Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing (Conrad), Covey Center for the Arts
Pride and Prejudice (Caroline Bingley), Pardoe Stage
Love’s Labour’s Lost (Nathaniel), The Old Globe Shakespeare Intensive
The Tailypo (Tailypo), Independent Short Film
Plots and Errors (Julia), Web Series
Tiger Light (Daughter), Commercial
The Woods (Ivy), Student Short Film
The Depths Beyond (Septima), Independent
If you’d like to see a sample actor’s packet, click below to download my packet for Matawan, a period piece by Dan Caffrey and directed by Lane Stanley. I was nominated for Best Dramaturgy by the B. Iden Payne Awards (the biggest theatre award in Austin, Texas) for my work on Matawan.
New Play Dramaturgy
Tusk Hunters by Dan Caffrey
Workshopped through PDW
I Am Every Woman by Olivia Whiteley
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Produced by The Tivoli Players
Matawan by Dan Caffrey
Produced by UT-Austin
Mammoth by Adam Burnett
Produced by the PPP Alliance
Telephone by Ariana Reines
Produced by the PPP Alliance
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Produced by BYU
Cocoa Puffs – Mad Maps (2021)
As part of a collective of artists around the U.S., I used film to document the performance process of growing bean seedlings in mixtures of potting soil and ground Cocoa Puffs. Mad Maps explored the way grocery products use clinical language as part of their advertising, and the collaborative piece premiered digitally as part of the Cohen New Works Festival.
Art Prom (2018)
Under the direction of performance artist Michael Smith, we threw an “Art Prom” dance party — lowering on cables a five-foot-wide crown to trap people, painting faces, and generally having way too good a time. The event was hosted by the Museum of Human Achievement (MOHA) in Austin, Texas.
Striking the Set (2015)
In collaboration with Pearl and Aloe Corry and exploring the intersections between the visual arts and the theatrical arts, I performed in The Echo Center for the Arts gallery. This work won ORCA and Reverb grants, and I presented on the collaboration for the 2016 SLAM conference.
(and you can sometimes find me streaming role-playing games as an improvisational actor with Ghostlight RPGS)