TEACHING

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.

 

Read my teaching philosophy here.

WORK EXPERIENCE

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 DreamAs 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.

Languages

English

Spanish (reading and writing)

Italian (beginner)

Skills

Digital media

1-to-1 Chromebook application

Google Classroom

Blackboard Learn

Digication

OmniUpdate

HTML

EDUCATION

Boston University Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting

 

Brown University Master of Arts in Teaching

Certification in Secondary English

 

Dartmouth College

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

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