From short plays to full-length productions, I have experience working with a range of styles, lengths, and genres. I prioritize creating a safe environment for theatre artists and helping the audience fully connect with the production whether humorous or weighty. I enjoy working with everything from traditional productions to musical theatre to immersive productions to physical theatre and everything in between. I also have experience directing virtually.
If you have a production that you would like to discuss me directing, please reach out!
Trailer Credit: Andrew Perry
Never None (but She)
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019
For Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 with my company Asterglow Theatre, I directed the 4-star show Never None (but She) which was shortlisted for a Scottish Theatre Award. In addition to working with and directing the actors both virtually and in-person, I choreographed movement theatre, collaborated with designers, and built on original acapella music to successfully develop this production.
Photo Credit: Gavin Smart
While co-directing Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet in the immersive setting of Edinburgh’s Wee Red Bar, I incorporated aspects of physical theatre, audience participation, and traditional storytelling. These components supported the creation of an experimental and engaging production that explored casting fifteen actors for the various parts instead of the customary four.
Photo Credit: Andrew Perry
With the Candlewasters repertoire, I directed three pieces of new writing in a variety of genres. With "Hitwomen of Highbury", we played with extremes to heighten the humor. In "Elevator", we successfully explored the physicality of staging a cramped elevator and hotel lobby on a shoestring budget. And lastly, with "Instagrammable" I focused on the emotion and proxemics of the staging of this visceral and relevant short play.
Grey Areas & Continue On
As part of Not Alone
In addition to my work as creative director, as the director of these two short plays, I prioritized creating a safe space to explore difficult emotions and concepts. The event as a whole was a platform for unheard stories to be shared and different experiences to be understood. As I helped the actors connect with the stories they were telling, I shaped the visual story on stage.
Photo Credit: Riley Singh