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The Flick//by Annie Baker//The Juilliard School, New York, NY 2020 (UPCOMING).
Ragtime//by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally//Playmakers Repertory Company, Chapel Hill, NC 2019 (UPCOMING).
The Ramayan: Pt. 1, The Crown//by Nick Choksi//In Development, presentation at Ars Nova, New York, NY 2019.
Red Speedo//by Lucas Hnath//The Juilliard School, New York, NY 2019.
Good Person of Setzuan//by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by Tony Kushner//NYU/Atlantic Theatre School, New York, NY 2019.
Les Misérables//by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Jean-Marc Natel, and Herbert Kretzmer//Pace University, New York, NY 2018.
Blood Special//by Alex Lubischer//Playwrights Horizons (Guest Curator Series), New York, NY 2018.
Shabash!//Various Artiststs, hosted by Danny Pudi and Parvesh Cheena//LCT3, New York, NY 2018.
House of Joy//by Madhuri Shekar//New York Stage and Film, New York, NY, 2018 and The Juilliard School*, New York, NY, 2017.
The Other Instinct//by Sam Chanse//The Lark (P Week), New York, NY, 2017.
The Body Politic//by Charles Osborne and Leo Hurley//NYMF*, New York, NY, 2017
Tilda Swinton Betrayed Us//by A. Rey Pamatmat//Keen Company (Keen Teens)*, New York, NY, 2017.
Spring Awakening//by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik//Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, 2017.
The Wild Party//by Andrew Lippa//Yale University Theatre, New Haven, CT, 2016.
THE MAIDS.//by Jean Genet//Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 2016.
Where Have You Gone//by Jacob Perkins//Williamstown Theatre Festival*, Williamstown, MA, 2016.
Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill//by Stephanie Del Rosso//Soho Rep (Lab)*, New York, NY, 2016.
Stranger//by Craig Lucas//Fordham University, Bronx, NY, 2016.
BERNARDA ALBA//by Michael John Lachiusa//Long Island University-Post Campus, Brookville, NY, 2016.
Skippyjon Jones: Snow What//by Kevin Del Aguila and Eli Bolin//Theatreworks USA (Originally directed by Kevin Del Aguila), Spring 2016 US Tour.
Curious George: The Golden Meatball//by Jeremy Desmon and John Kavanaugh//TheatreworksUSA (Originally directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge), Spring 2016 US Tour.
Five Times in One Night//by Chiara Atik//Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ, 2015.
Barrier Islands//by Lizzie Vieh//The Wild Project*, New York, NY, 2015.
SUMMER&SMOKE//by Tennessee Williams//The BASiC Theatre Project/ACCESS Gallery, New York, NY, 2015.
To Damascus//by August Strindberg//The Pearl Theatre Company (Pick Your Poison Series), New York, NY, 2014.
THE GRIND. Or, How We Became Posthuman//adapted from La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler with writings by N. Katherine Hayles, Sherry Turkle, and Maureen O'Connor//Hangar Theatre*, Ithaca, NY, 2014.
Yo, Vikings!//by Sam Willmott and Marcus Stevens//Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, NY, 2014.
The Gospel According to Faggots//by Aurin Squire//Brooklyn Arts Exchange*, Brooklyn, NY, 2015.
The Future Mrs. Harry Windsor//conceived and co-written with Marti Gould Cummings//Dixon Place*, New York, NY, 2014.
Black Man in a Hoodie//by Aurin Squire//The ONENESS Project/Loft227*, New York, NY 2014.
N/F//by Keelay Gipson//HERE Arts Center/DUTF*, New York, NY, 2013.
The Mistakes Madeline Made//by Elizabeth Meriwether//The BASiC Theatre Project/14th Street Y, New York, NY, 2013.
GROSS INDECENCY: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde//by Moisès Kaufman//The BASiC Theatre Project/Fifth Floor Theatre (2012), GayFestNYC/Abingdon Theatre (2013), New York, NY.
The Cradle Will Rock//by Marc Blitzstein//Tisch New Theatre/Atlas Theatre, later a co-production with the City of New York in Washington Square Park, New York, NY, 2010.
COMPANY//by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth//Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY, 2009.
Cabaret//by John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff//UC Berkeley Cesar Chavez Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 2007.
SOARING BEYOND: Eagle Academy Foundation Annual Breakfast (Event Producer and Talent Director), Gotham Hall, New York, NY, 2016. Keynote Speaker: Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Hamilton: An American Musical//by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dir. Thomas Kail//Philip Tour (Resident Director), 2017-2019.
The Band’s Visit//by David Yazbeck and Itamar Moses, Dir. David Cromer//First National Tour (Associate Director), 2019.
Six Degrees of Separation//by John Guare//Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York, NY (Director: Trip Cullman), 2017.
The Boy Who Danced on Air//by Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne//Abingdon Theatre Company, New York, NY (Director: Tony Speciale), 2017.
The Rose Tattoo//by Tennessee Williams//Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA (Director: Trip Cullman), 2016.
Ripcord//by David Lindsay-Abaire//Manhattan Theatre Club/City Center, New York, NY (Director: David Hyde Pierce), 2015.
It Shoulda Been You!//by Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi//The Brooks-Atkinson Theatre (Second Assistant), New York, NY (Director: David Hyde Pierce, Assoc. Director: Shelley Butler), 2015.
HUZZAH!//by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O'Keefe//Williamstown Theatre Festival (Workshop), Williamstown, MA (Director: Marc Bruni), 2016.
Uncle Vanya//by Anton Chekhov//The Pearl Theatre Company, New York, NY (Director: Hal Brooks), 2014.
Pete the Cat//by Will Aronson and Sarah Hammond//TheatreworksUSA, New York, NY (Director: Dan Knechtges), 2016.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man//by Matt Murphy//The 777, New York, NY (Director: Tim Drucker), 2014.
Under My Skin//by Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser//Pasadena Playhouse (SDC Observership), Pasadena, CA (Director: Marcia Milgrom Dodge), 2012.
Sweet Charity//by Neil Simon, Dorothy Fields, and Cy Coleman//The Drama League Rough Draft, New York, NY 2016.
MARY/STUART//by Keelay Gipson, from Friedrich Schiller//Brooklyn Academy of Music/Lambda Literary/Belladonna, Brooklyn, NY 2016.
What I Tell You in the Dark//by Keelay Gipson//Wild Project, New York, NY 2016.
The Gospel According to Faggots//by Aurin Squire//Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, NY, 2015.
THE GRIND. Or, How We Became Posthuman//adapted from La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler with writings by N. Katherine Hayles, Sherry Turkle, and Maureen O'Connor//The BASiC Theatre Project (workshop), New York, NY, 2014.
In the Next Room (or, The Vibrator Play)//by Sarah Ruhl//The WORK: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, 2013.
Brecht's MOTHER COURAGE//by Bertolt Brecht//The BASiC Theatre Project LAB SERIES, New York, NY, 2013.
The Rock and The Ripe//by Mark Blane//The Araca Project, New York, NY, 2013.
A CRUCIBLE//Adapted from Arthur Miller//The BASiC Theatre Project LAB SERIES, New York, NY, 2013.
Men at Some Time are Masters of their Fates: Harvey Milk//Dan White//adapted from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea//devised from Barbara Demick//The BASiC Theatre Project (initial development at Hangar Theatre), 2014.
Pace University, BFA Musical Theatre program.
Drama League Directors Project Alum, Class of 2014 (Hangar Residency Program).
Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Year 18 (2015/2016).
2015 Drama League Artist in Residence (THE GRIND. Or, How We Became Posthuman).
Williamstown Theatre Festival Directing Assistant, 2016.
Manhattan Theatre Club Jonathan Alper Directing Fellow, 2015.
SDC Observership Program 2012-2013 (Observer for Tony nominee, Marcia Milgrom Dodge at Pasadena Playhouse for the world premiere of Under My Skin).
Directing Mentor, Fordham University, Spring 2016/Fall 2016.
Directing Mentor, The New School for Drama (BFA), Spring 2016.
BFA with Honors in Drama, New York University/Tisch School of the Arts (CAP-21/Viewpoints Studio)//Training with Mary Overlie, Kevin Kuhlke, Erin Ortman, Mana Allen, Chris Mills.
University of California, Berkeley (studied Sociology/Theatre and Performance Studies)
Additional Training: Tectonic Theatre Project, Craig Carnelia, Jen Waldman