We look to the past to shape our future. Who are you? Where are you going from here?

I am a lighting technician and new lighting designer from middle Tennessee. I have a passion for creative writing especially short stories for young audiences. I hope to set the world on fire and make a positive difference in the LGBTQ+ community.

What most excites you about being a part of TAM’s (R)evolutionary Redux Season?

I fell in love with TAM when I was a lighting and sound intern during the 2018 Roar Year of the Woman Season. TAM is such a cool, creative place to work. I enjoy working with people from all over the country who come together to make art. After such a long time without working in a theatre, I am ecstatic to hang some lights and make some magic.

We’re all about making old things new and new things classic. Why are you drawn to Classic Theatre? How do you shake it up?

I think Classic Theatre is a great opportunity to tell stories we all know in a new way. It’s a chance to captivate an audience with something they already love.

From what sources do you draw your inspiration?

I actually draw a lot of my inspiration from music. There are a few artists that have gotten me through some difficult times in my life. But I guess I would have to say Lady Gaga is the reason I’m at TAM. I saw her in concert in 2017 and was amazed at the concert lighting. I wanted to learn how to do that, so I went back to school, took lighting classes, and fell in love.

You can have dinner with any three influential people. Who are your dream guests, why them, and what is the topic of conversation?

P!NK, Hannah Hart, and John Malkovich. They all make me laugh, cry, and feel all the feelings. We discuss how to throw the greatest pride festival the world has ever seen.

What recent revolutionary acts are you most proud of?

I recently completed a collection of short stories about coming out that was written for young audiences.

What’s your super power?

I am small, but I hug like a bear.