What’s your deal? Who are you and what’s your story?

I’m a theater artist based in Portland. I’ve spent the last ten years directing, acting and teaching theater in various capacities and with many different companies and organizations. I’m originally from Freedom, Maine and grew up going to TAM every summer to see at least one production per season. The memories are so vivid and I love being able to give back.

What most excites you about in taking on this design/directing opportunity at TAM

Cyrano, Theater at Monmouth 2017

Cumston Hall is truly inspiring and the team at TAM creates such an ideal space for any director to pursue their vision. Also being a director that often works with kids it has been a treat to be able to work with adults to tell a story for a young audience with the resources/magic provided by TAM.

Why Shakespeare (or classic theatre)?

Yes the original story of Little Red Riding Hood is about as classic as they come, but with this new version we get to add nuance and different perspective to the story, allowing all of us to put new life into this classic tale along with some really great physical comedy.

Who is your role model, and why?

Where do I begin? I’ve been so lucky to have worked with so many fellow theater artists who continue to

The Threepenny Opera, Lorem Ipsum

strive towards new exciting work, young people that add so much joy and curiosities to the world, administrators who keep non-profits afloat and thriving (the true heroes!). The list continues to grow daily. 🙂

You can have dinner with any three powerful women in history. Who would you choose and why?

Queen Elizabeth I, because without her Shakespeare would have been way less prolific and also she ruled a nation like a pro.

Eleanor Roosevelt who was basically co-president to FDR and I would want to talk with her all about Campobello Island.

Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, Hinge/Works

Beyoncé and Solange Knowles and I would ask them all about dance and sisterhood. Oh, and building an empire.

What is your super power?

I’ve got great vision!

Describe yourself in three alliterative words.

Playful, patient, productive.