DRAMATIST

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy at Carnegie Mellon University (2024)
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EDUCATION

the end is the future is now (2022) at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Served as Assistant Dramaturg and Co-Adapter on a new work including three short stories by Octavia Butler and Alexis Pauline-Gumbs
  • Collaborated with Nicole Brewer and Mei Ann Teo in script analysis and workshopping
  • Tracked changes in the devising process
  • Supported development of actor and audience materials
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PLAYWRITING

Proximity (2021)
  • Wrote a 15 minute play about Clara Rockmore, the first master of the newly-invented theremin, facing moments in her past before giving one of the most important concerts of her life
  • Assembled a creative team of ten people to create the set, sound, and costumes
  • Received a Microgrant from the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
  • Self produced the play in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University's School of Music in Kresge Hall
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Natural Law (2019)
  • Wrote, in conversation with a fellow CMU student, a one act play comprised of found language from the Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas hearings
  • Assembled and collaborated with a creative team of 13 people
  • Produced the show in the School of Drama’s annual play festival
Two women resembling Christine Blasey Ford and Anita Hill stand in front of a chorus
Hell and High Water (2019)
  • Wrote a radio play, which was produced by dtc radio, an offshoot of Distilled Theatre Company, and published on the Podcast app 
  • Appeared in an article, “Kids Give ‘Em Hell About High Water” by Nexus Media, which was picked up by PBS, ThinkProgress, and The Years Project
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AWARDS

Horizon Theatre Company
New South Young Playwrights Festival for Proximity (2022)
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Scholastic Arts and Writing
National Gold Key for Dramatic Script for Hell and High Water (2019)
National One Earth Award for Dramatic Script for Hell and High Water (2019)
Florida Thespians Critics Choice Award

EXPERIENCE

RENT (2022) with Scotch'n'Soda Theatre at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Served as Dramaturg from proposal to performance
  • Provided research materials to the cast and production team
  • Mentored two Assistant Dramaturgs in their creation of research materials about the AIDS crisis, ACT UP, drag performance, and other LGBTQ+ topics of the time period
  • Facilitated conversations about harm reduction, script biases, access needs, queer inclusivity, and racial consciousness
  • Developed the "Dear Dramaturg," form to support dramaturgical inquiry, transparency, and accountability
  • Presented an introduction to dramaturgy for the cast and production staff, including preliminary research as well as best practices to utilize the dramaturgs
  • Wrote a program note about the development of RENT and our production's unique approach to the material
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Klezmer Cabaret (2021) with Scotch'n'Soda at Carnegie Mellon University 
*postponed due to COVID-19
  • Served as Dramaturg from proposal to performance
  • Created a setlist of Klezmer songs in collaboration with Music Directors
  • Wrote comedic monologues for the cabaret's Emcee character
  • Wrote a program note about the history and importance of Klezmer music with the Director
  • Researched and relayed Yiddish translations and pronunciation
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69 Love Songs (2021) at Carnegie Mellon University *postponed due to COVID-19
  • Served as Talkback Coordinator to aid in the creators' workshopping process
  • Developed talkback plan based on Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process
  • Advocated for student produced work at Carnegie Mellon University
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EMPLOYMENT

Script Editor at Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts (2020 – present)
  • Guided high school students through the process of devising a script
  • Outlined, edited, and formatted the script during creation
  • Taught about elements of a play: story structure, character, and theme
  • Assisted music composition and arrangement
Costume Coordinator / Administrative Associate at Costume World (2020)
  • Assembled marketing databases
  • Created advertisement materials for physical and digital applications
  • Served theatrical and private customers in costume rental
  • Worked retail front-end operations
  • Oversaw administrative responsibilities in the office

LEADERSHIP

Selection Committee Member for Carnegie Mellon University's Playground XIX (2021)
Student Respondent for Carnegie Mellon University's Anti-Racist and Equitable Practices Faculty Search Committee (2022)
Cappies Critic Selection Respondent for NSU University School (2020-2022)