In a Nutshell
My passions for theater and social justice have led me to teaching as well as playwriting. Whether I'm in the classroom or in rehearsal I apply a compassionate awareness of people as individuals to weave stories that engage my audience.
Part-time Faculty, Boston College
Taught Introduction to Theatre (including acting, playwriting, dramaturgy, directing, design, and producing) in Spring 2019.
Affiliated Faculty, Emerson College
Taught Languages of the Stage, a first-year course for theatre majors, in Spring 2019.
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Boston University
Taught EN202, Creative Writing, in Spring 2018 at BU. Original syllabus.
Writing Specialist, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Worked with students one-on-one to hone their artistic and academic writing.
Playwright-in-residence, University of Tulsa WomenWorks
Taught workshop, “The Joy of Getting Stuck,” to undergraduates and faculty at TU, November 2017. Visited courses in Playwriting, Screenwriting, and Adaptation as guest artist.
Playwriting Mentor, Westwood High School
Mentored senior playwriting student through writing and production of a one-act play, Westwood High School, 2016-2017.
Playwriting Mentor, Milton High School, Pingree High School, Meridian Academy
Taught workshops, “How to Write a Ten-Minute Play,” 2017, 2018, 2019. Mentored students through the Massachusetts Young Playwrights Project at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.
Co-director, Youth Shakespeare Project
Co-founded and co-directed a tuition-free six-week summer program for children ages 10-17 in rural New Hampshire. Past productions include Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, and Much Ado about Nothing. View the YSP blog here. 2012, 2014, 2016.
English Teacher, Westwood High School
Taught sophomore and junior courses at Westwood High School in Westwood, MA (2014-2016). I guided my junior students to consider the following essential question: How do varying perceptions of freedom shape U.S. society? Accredited teacher of secondary English in MA and RI.
Student Teacher, E-Cubed Academy
Taught untracked ninth-graders and AP eleventh-graders at an urban high school in Providence, RI.
Publications and Presentations
Co-editor (with Patrick Gabridge), New England New Play Anthology. Published by StageSource, 2017.
“Making It Work,” Company One PlayLab Bootcamp Panel, 2018
“Empowering Revolutionaries: Joy and Choice,” Women and Theatre Program ATHE Pre-Conference, 2018
"Correspondence of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry," digital exhibit, Dartmouth Digital Library Program, 2012-2014. View my work with the Perry letters here. This work led to the creation of my play Don't Give Up the Ship.
Spanish (reading and writing)
1-to-1 Chromebook application
Boston University Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting
Brown University Master of Arts in Teaching
Certification in Secondary English
B.A. with Honors in English, minor in Theater
Magna cum laude
Thesis: “The Kings’ Speech: Rhetorical Strategies of Shakespeare’s Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V”
Foreign Study: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; Dartmouth Rome Center