My pedagogy draws on active learning and ensemble-based theatre practices inspired by the Royal Shakespeare Company Stand-Up for Shakespeare program. It uses creative explorations to turn theory into action, mirroring my belief in interlocking scholarship and practice. I use performances, large-scale visualizations, and artifacts to enable students to think critically about the past and the present, and to encourage them to playfully and rigorously explore texts.
Taking a page from the book of those who have mentored me, I strive to encourage my students to make bold statements, taking intellectual and artistic risks.
As the first Production Manager (formerly Associate Coordinator) for The Lab Series, I mentored graduate and undergraduate directors, designers, actors, and playwrights as they brought new or reimagined works to life while navigating the challenges of self-production.
Graduate Teaching Award (Ohio State)