Actor, Fight and Intimacy Director, Storyteller
Current and Upcoming Projects
The 39 Steps
(Seattle Pacific University)
February 2-11, 2023
I am beyond excited to be directing the madcap comedy The 39 Steps for Seattle Pacific University. This joyful celebration of theatre plays to all my strengths and loves as an artist: big characters, constant physicality, combat and intimacy, and so many jokes. I can't wait to share it with you.
Fight and Intimacy Direction: Sweeney Todd
(5th Avenue Theatre)
April 28-May 14
There are few musicals I enjoy more than Sweeney Todd, so the choice to rejoin my friend and fabulous director Jay Woods for the 5th's upcoming production was a no-brainer. The entire piece is infused with violence and intimacy so I have been brought on early in a design capacity. I applaud the 5th for taking seriously the need for a fight/intimacy director to be present in pre-production and in the rehearsal room every day. After collaborating with Jay on Beauty and the Beast, I know we'll be able to make even more magic with the inventive and intense story of Sweeney Todd.
(Book It Repertory Theatre)
June 14 - July 9, 2023
A new play by David Grieg
Adapted from Stanislaw Lem’s novel
Directed by Gus Menary
From the Book It website: "Why We Chose This Work: Science fiction, as a genre, is adept at showing us reality through the remove of the impossible. And this feels like the perfect time to connect to ourselves and our grief—over covid, over racial injustice, over gun violence and war—from the safety of such a remove. This story, that deals so exquisitely with loss and longing, offers us as individuals and a community that catharsis. It’s also a really fun, scary, haunted-house story set in space. We’re looking forward to bringing more science fiction, and other genres, to the Book-It stage."
Besides running D&D for a close group of friends and working privately for hire, I am thrilled to be working with Katie Lear, a child therapist, and using D&D for social emotional learning and therapy.