Directing

As a director,
I am particularly passionate about:

new plays
re-imagined classics
theatrical adaptation
& movement-based work.

As an assistant director,
I have worked with:

Nicole A. Watson - it’s not a trip it’s a journey
by Charly Evon Simpson
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

Erin Ortman - Germany’s Children
a new devised work
Powerhouse Theater

Braden Abraham - The Comparables
by Laura Schellhardt
Ojai Playwright’s Conference

it’s not a trip it’s a journey  by Charly Evon Simpson at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Director: Nicole A. Watson | Dramaturg: Liz Frankel | Assistant Director: Leslie Roth  Cast: Deonna Bouye, Fedna Jacquet, Kita Updike & Cristina Pitter Photography: Isaak Berliner

it’s not a trip it’s a journey by Charly Evon Simpson at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
Director: Nicole A. Watson | Dramaturg: Liz Frankel | Assistant Director: Leslie Roth
Cast: Deonna Bouye, Fedna Jacquet, Kita Updike & Cristina Pitter
Photography: Isaak Berliner


Directors for Theatermakers 2019 at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Photographed: Kyle Best, Leslie Roth, Alison Qu & Maria Zurita Ontiveros Photography: Isaak Berliner

Directors for Theatermakers 2019 at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
Photographed: Kyle Best, Leslie Roth, Alison Qu & Maria Zurita Ontiveros
Photography: Isaak Berliner

Directing at The O’Neill

In the summer of 2019, I was one of 4 emerging directors invited to participate in Theatermakers at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

During the 6-week residential intensive, I was mentored by:

Jessi D. Hill

Caitlin Sullivan

Michael Bradford

Ken Prestininzi

Gisela Cardenas

Anita Gonzalez

Each week I collaborated with a new team of peer playwrights, actors, stage managers, lighting designers and sound designers.

Over the course of the summer season, I:

  • Directed 5 workshop productions of new one-act plays

  • Assistant directed a full-length workshop in the NPC Conference

  • Assistant directed the workshop of a new musical

  • Jointly led the creation of 2 devised, site-specific new works


2019 Theatermakers Ensemble at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Photography: Isaak Berliner

2019 Theatermakers Ensemble at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
Photography: Isaak Berliner

As a director at Theatermakers, I had the privilege of participating in workshops led by :

Nicole Brewer
Anti-Racist Theatre

Shakina Nayfack
Multi-Disciplinary Paths

Susan Blackwell
“Now.Hear.This” & “die vampire, die!”

Judi Lewis-Ockler
Combat & Intimacy Choreography

Victor Cervantes Jr.
Playwright & Actor Collaboration

Nandita Dinesh
Site Specific & Applied Performance

Alexander Gemignani
Creating New Musical Theatre

Jo Holcomb & Carrie Chapter
Dramaturgy

Caridad Svich
New Play Process