Education and Certification
Member, Actors' Equity Association
Goddard College, graduate study in Drama Therapy
University of Colorado, Denver; Humanities, M.A.
Illinois State University, Theatre, B.A.
I'm inspired by a passion for creating in the theatre. Communicating the importance
of empathy, imagination, curiosity, and connection between artists, between human
beings, between an artist and an audience, and watching the light of recognition ignite
in a student's eyes are the most satisfying experiences I have as an artist and teacher.
To teach storytelling through performance as one of the fundamental needs of human
beings - the art of holding the mirror up to nature - and to open the door for students
to the artist in themselves is a great joy. In my theatre classes, inviting students
to take ownership of the stage, the page, and the work of the theatre for themselves
is my most important teaching objective.
Introduction to Theatre, Introduction to Acting I and Acting II, Theatre History I,
Script Analysis, Voice and Movement, Applied Theatre, Audition Preparation, Humanities
I, Current Moral Issues
Publications / Presentations / Professional Projects
Directed or acted in more than 50 productions.
Acted, wrote, and directed professionally at Shakespeare & Company, Smokebrush Theatre,
founded and ran Industrial Arts Theatre in Denver, Colorado.
Participated in a SUNY COIL project with a Voice and Movement teacher in Australia.
Presented at the American College Theatre Festival on benefits of a Theatre Arts education.
Studied Drama Therapy with Dr. Daniel Wiener of Rehearsals for Growth, and Graduate
Psychology program at Goddard College.
Worked with refugee children doing creative art therapy in Samos, Greece.
Professional / Community Organizations
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Actors Equity Association, League
of Professional Theatre Women, Imagine! Public Art in the Plaza.
In 2020, I formed an Arts Advisory Board to bring visibility and support to our performing
and media arts studies at SUNY CCC.
Awards / Honors
Certificate of Merit for playscript Future 86, a free adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's
An Enemy of the People, 2010
Emerging Artists grant from the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes to create
Lonesome Drum: An American Tale, 2010
Shakespeare Without Walls, a production for the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and the Imagine!
project: Sept. 2021