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I’ve worked in professional theater for over 20 years, taking on every role available – from writing and directing, to acting, design, live soundscapes, and electrical work.

After studying theater at Goshen College and interning at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, I became the Artistic Director of New World Arts from 2001–2006. Since moving to Denver, I’ve worked with a number of ensemble companies, and started one of my own: Grapefruit Lab.

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Grapefruit Lab

Co-Founder: Multimedia performance laboratory & theater ensemble

The LIDA Project

Technical Director: Art theatre designed to infect the mind

Countdown to Zero

Technical Director: 10-show political theater collective

New World Arts

Artistic Director: Ensemble theater, gallery, and event space

Goshen College

Student & Master Electrician: Theater, writing, & visual arts

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Stage Management Intern: Among the oldest & largest professional non-profit theatres in the nation.

81 ‘theater’ episodes

2020

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Fallout

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.

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Alcohol affects the frontal cortex @ Sommer Browning

Sommer asked people to record themselves reading a poem from her collection, Backup Singers. I put together this video of the poem Alcohol affects the frontal cortex.

2019

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Vagina Monologues @ Firehouse Art Center

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

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Celebration, Florida @ square product theatre

an un-rehearsed play by Greg Wohead

2018

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Outside The Room @ Denver Center for the Performing Arts

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.

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JANE/EYRE @ The Bakery

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.

2017

2016

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The In-Between @ Rio Mesa Center

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.

2015

2014

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The Post-Obsolete Book ELO Conference

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.

2013

2012

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The Post-Obsolete Book SLSA 2012 – Electronic Literature and the Nonhuman | Milwaukee, WI

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The Post-Obsolete Book @ post-obsolete.com

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.

2010

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Missa Populi

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

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Missa Populi @ PackingHouse Center for the Arts

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.

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Roller Skating With My Cousin BINDERY | space | Denver, CO

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.

2009

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A Murder One Less BINDERY | space

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.

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RAIN/ of terror BINDERY | space | Denver, CO

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

2008

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The Anonymous Mr. W. BINDERY | space | Denver, CO

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

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(#9) The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui BINDERY | space

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

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Untitled #39 | Dresden Dolls @ Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO

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

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(#9) The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui @ Countdown to Zero

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

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(#10) My Name Is Rachel Corrie @ Countdown to Zero | Las Vegas, NV

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.)

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The LIDA Project | Denver, CO

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

2007

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(#10) My Name Is Rachel Corrie @ Countdown to Zero

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.)

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Bigger Guns III @ New World Arts

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…

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Bigger Guns III @ New World Arts

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

2006

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Hello and Goodbye @ New World Arts

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

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Fear/Falling @ New World Arts

OCD and love produce the same chemical in the brain…

2005

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Daffodil MF

a ten minute play, and short film

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Sadomasochism @ New World Arts

We hurt ourselves for love…

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In a Time of War @ New World Arts

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.

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Fallout @ shortfilmfest05

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.

2004

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Criminal Hearts @ New World Arts

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

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Every Other Day @ New World Arts

My first one-act play…

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Every Other Day @ Pinchpenny Press

a play in one act, and a short film

2003

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In a Time of War

Reflections of a Mennonite holocaust survivor after the war

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Fallout GC One Acts

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Fallout

a glimpse of the aftermath

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Antony & Cleopatra @ Oregon Shakespeare Festival | Ashland, OR

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

2002

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A Lie of the Mind @ New World Arts

Some brutal Sam Sheppard…

2001

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The House of Yes @ New World Arts

The play by Wendy MacLeod.

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Danny and the Deep Blue Sea @ New World Arts

My first forray into professional theater, as a lighting designer for New World Arts.

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New World Arts | Goshen, IN

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.