Originally from Maryland, I moved to New York City to pursue a career in theater at New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. While at Tisch, I studied at Playwrights Horizons Theater School and Stonestreet Acting Studio. At PHTS, I took advantage of my interdisciplinary training by studying acting, stage management, directing, design and producing.
Between graduating with a BFA from Tisch and pursuing my MFA in Design at The University of Maryland, I worked as a freelance stage manager continually employed at The Meisner Studio and Playwrights Horizons Theater School, devised original work with my collaborators as a director, and spent time as a part-time video operator at Blue Man Group. I am also one half of the writing, producing, and comedic team that is 2 Girls 1 Asian, a webseries about being ethnic, ambiguous, and a hot mess in New York City.
As a multimedia artist (projections and video designer) I am interested in how we engage, ignore, enhance, relive, and remember our history. Ranging from personal, global, physiological, emotional, or sensual, we paint the stage from a new perspective when investigating how each piece (dance, theater, or film) explores the subtle and complex matters of the human condition. We discover and respond to what has been, what will be, and what is now.
As a director, I am interested in creating urban myths by studying ancient folklore, Erotics, and personal experiences to determine the relationship between humanity and our modern ethos. In order to create an urban myth, I try to encourage my company to investigate their personal interests, desires and thoughts in order to ascertain what universal truths may be gathered from shared desires. The basis and execution of our work is Erotics, the study of the sensual and erotic through literature, music, philosophy ad performance to unearth the root of desire within the human container. From these shared phenomena, we begin to create stories that mimic epic folklore, but set modern day.