I am obsessed with the needs of the spectator of the live event. It seems to me that that is an inexhaustible question in our time.
My process emphasizes a rigorous attention to textual detail and a study of the innate "bits" in a play, coupled with a rehearsal process informed by improvisations and character-specific physical trainings. I've learned a great deal from Katie Mitchell's Stanislavskian directing methods, as well as training in Lecoq's devising techniques at the Pig Iron School.
I am drawn to a certain level of abstraction and minimalism in design as a kind of tension point to the raw immediacy I seek to cultivate in the ensemble.
My growing edge in directing in 2020 is devising participatory work which blends theater and performance art.
2019, "Central Park in the Dark" / Manhattan Repertory Theatre
2017, "After Orlando" / Eggtooth Productions
2015, excerpt, "The Designated Mourner" / Emerson College Directing
2015, The Merry Wives of Windsor / Hampshire Shakespeare Company
2015, "The Happiness Friends" / The Drama Studio
2014, The Heidi Chronicles / Jewish Theatre Collective
2012, "Number Nine" / A Shot of Theater Festival
2011, "The Dangers of Tobacco" / Double Take Fringe Festival