Current Work

Adjunct Professor: New York University

In the Fall of 2014 I will be teaching an undergraduate level New Student Seminar course in Educational Theatre at New York University as an adjunct professor.

PhD Student: New York University

I started my PhD program in Educational Theatre at New York University in the Summer of 2013 after finishing my Master’s degree in the Spring. As a first year student I am currently taking courses and beginning to explore my research focus for my future dissertation. Currently, my PhD research will focus on the complexities of teaching theatre in spaces like prisons and how this form of theatre can be used as a resource for authentic dialogue, affectual experience, and lasting rehabilitation. I am planning to finish my PhD in the Spring of 2017.

Teaching Artist: Bedford Hills Maximum Security Prison (Rehabilitation Through the Arts)

As a teaching artist I co-facilitate a weekly three-hour devising theatre class at Bedford Hills Maximum Security Prison for Women through Rehabilitation through the Arts with Clare Hammoor. We are using various techniques to explore the theme of womanhood within prison as we work to create an ensemble based, devised theatre piece from the women’s movement and writing work. We will have a final showing of our theatre piece in the Summer of 2014.

Teaching Artist: Global Empowerment Theatre

 Global Empowerment Theatre (GET) uses devised theatre techniques and playwriting to empower and educate young people all around the globe, but particularly in Africa and India. In June 2014 I will be joining GET in Zanzibar, Africa for three weeks to assist youth in devising self-empowered theatre for their community and to teach literacy through theatre.

Teaching Artist: Theatre for Children on the Autism Spectrum (Story Pirates)

I facilitate a weekly theatre class through Story Pirates for children, ages five to ten, on the Autism spectrum. I use the building blocks of theatre, music, art and story telling to explore expression, social engagement and creativity with these young people.

Teaching Assistant: New York University (Applied Theatre II)

 I am currently the teaching assistant for Dr. Philip Taylor’s Applied Theatre II graduate level course for the Spring of 2014. In this course, among other things, I have helped to set up each of our students with an applied theatre internship in New York City for the semester.

Facilitator: Intergroup Dialogue at NYU

In the Spring of 2014 I am co-facilitating an Intergroup Dialogue on Race for a group of over fifteen undergraduate students at New York University through the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs and the Silver School of Social Work.The course will last ten weeks and explores privilege, oppression, supremacy and ally ship as they relate to the social identity of race.

Graduate Student Employee: Center for Multicultural Education and Programs

While at CMEP I am working to expand social justice and diversity initiatives at NYU. I assist on several different programs that the office runs for the NYU community, one of my various responsibilities includes implementing theatre based curriculum into CMEP’s current diversity trainings. I recently created a bi-weekly dialogue for NYU students called Unpacking Whiteness, a conversation space to unpack white privilege and allyship.

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