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My Theatrical Delusions

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Reflections on making theater, and my family reacting to it.

Pity+Fear (a travesty)

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What does it mean to be a person – to have a body, and live in it – to make choices, and change over time – to tell the truth?

Celebration, Florida

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Veering between reality and simulation, Celebration, Florida orbits around ideas of surrogacy; a stand-in to replace a person you miss, a re-creation of an experience you can’t stop thinking about, nostalgia for a place that perhaps never existed.

Vagina Monologues

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I was invited to perform a Vagina Monologue, and ended up writing my own.

Outside The Room

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A family struggles to find humanity and normalcy in a world made uncertain and strange after the transformation and “othering” of one of their own. This physical theatre piece imagines what happens on the other side of the iconic door in Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

JANE/EYRE

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We are not here to flatter egotism, or prop up humbug; we are merely telling the [queer] story. We value what is good in the book; but we believe in the existence of other, and more vivid kinds of goodness.

A Night of Grand Guignol

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A night of classic horror theater by Pandemic Collective, underscored with original live music by Teacup Gorilla.

The In-Between

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Try to locate the moon. Look longingly at the sky. Talk to others. Don’t lose track of where you are. This is the invitation from the Warbler to the other canyon inhabitants of the audience.

The Obsolete Book

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An archival rhizome ecology in ten parts, and a reflection on the obsolescence of obsolescence – documented on the cloud, and open-sourced as a defense against post-post-obsolescence.

Script: Missa Populi

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A modern, theatrical interpretation of the Catholic Mass – created by Grapefruit Lab and Teacup Gorilla.

Missa Populi

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Combining the sacrifice, transcendence, blood, and circumstance of the Catholic Mass with history, live music, science, dance, literature, and pop culture to find a wholly modern communion experience. What we have left is our selves, broken and battered, but surviving together.

Roller Skating With My Cousin

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Part science lab, part disco, Roller Skating With My Cousin is a lively, dark romp in which synchronized roller skaters build a tower under a star-flecked mirror ball sky.

A Murder One Less

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She is a plain and pensive woman. He is a rather ordinary man who lives in an extraordinary house. This house does algebraic equations and plots violence. One evening, woman, man, and house collide; not all of them survive.

Grapefruit Lab

since August 2009 » theater

Grapefruit is a hybrid of lemon and orange. Snow is hybrid of wish and lament.

—Yoko Ono

RAIN/ of terror

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The citizens are easily roused and swayed, as a culture of fear infects the city with the constant threat of execution.

The Anonymous Mr. W.

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Inspired by Georg Büchner’s unfinished masterpiece, Woyzeck, The LIDA Project reinterprets the story of a young soldier returning from the horrors of war.

Untitled #39 | Dresden Dolls

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We created this site-specific and interactive performance as an opening act for the Dresden Dolls – performed in the lobby.

(#9) The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

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A parable play and fantastic spectacle, warning of the dangers of a desperate populace handing over power to a corrupt leader.

The LIDA Project

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Founded in 1995, The LIDA Project is a meta-media art collective dedicated to experimental live performance.

(#10) My Name Is Rachel Corrie

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Rachel Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003) was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Al-Aqsa Intifada. She was killed when she tried to obstruct a Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer o perated by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF.)

Countdown to Zero

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Countdown to Zero is a political theatre collective established in 2007 by Brian Freeland & Julie Rada. The collective has committed to a series of 10 theatrical works (10 counting down to zero) at which time the collective will disband.

Script: Bigger Guns III

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An action comedy for the stage, based on our favorite movie tropes. The script was devised by the entire ensemble, lead by Michelle Milne, Miriam, Emily Swora, and Ben Jacobs. I don’t believe this is the final script…

Bigger Guns III

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A live action comedy, inspired by the movies, and created by our ensemble.

Hello and Goodbye

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A sister and brother dig through the rubble of their lives…

Fear/Falling

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OCD and love produce the same chemical in the brain…

Sadomasochism

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We hurt ourselves for love…

Criminal Hearts

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It’s not a great script, but it was my full-length directorial debut.

Every Other Day

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My first one-act play…

In a Time of War

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Based on a series of interviews with Annie in 2003, this play was produced first by Goshen College as a runner-up for the International Peace Play Contest, and then in collabiration with New World Arts for my senior thesis production.

Fallout

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I wrote this at the start of the Iraq war (2003), and later made the short film. It’s been on my mind again during COVID-19 isolation.

Antony & Cleopatra

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A glittering tragedy, a passionate romance, and an internship opportunity.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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I worked on Antony & Cleopatra with Penny Metropulos and the wonderful OSF ensemble, as a Stage Management Intern. I also got to work with the lighting & electrical department while I was there.

Goshen College

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I worked as Master Electrician of the college theater and music performance venues, while I studied theater, writing, and visual art.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

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My first foray into professional theater, as a lighting designer for New World Arts. And then, years later, as a director.

New World Arts

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Founded in 1998 as New World Players, we produced original & alternative ensemble theater for over a decade – along with an art gallery and event space.