I am a director, educator, and community-engaged artist committed to trauma-responsive practice.
I believe in the power of theatre and a groups' ability to make lasting change in their community.
A little about my work with trauma-responsive practice:
I spent two years as the resident artist with iCreate, a digital storytelling program at Phoenix Children's Hospital that pairs artists from ASU's Design and Arts Corps with patients in the oncology/hematology treatment centers at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
I directed Finegan Kruckemeyer’s play The Snow at ASU and assistant directed/worked on community engagement for Kristiana Rae Colón's play good friday directed by Alexis A. Green while exploring trauma-responsive rehearsal process.
I co-directed Celebration Eastlake, a collaboration between my community-based theatre company, Sleeveless Acts, and the Eastlake Park community with my co-artistic director Dontá McGilvery.
Since graduating, I've created original curriculum for the Design and Arts Corps on facilitation, conscious/unconscious bias, and ethical community-engaged practice.
I wrote about all of this work in my MFA thesis: "Rocks in the Riverbed: Building a Trauma-Responsive Workbook for Theatre Practitioners." You can read more in my upcoming article in HowlRound:The 4 Rs: Exploring Trauma-Responsivity and Self-Care in 2020!