"We are all actors: being a citizen is not living in society, it is changing it." - Augusto Boal
I dig into public domain texts and create contemporary storytelling pieces based in heroic themes and archetypical characters. I search for the heart of the story and then find patterns and connections to current audiences to further the power of our shared culture and experience. By following Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey structure, I develop the story to connect our shared understanding of myth and legend while reflecting the sensibilities of our world. I also devise interactive theatre using Augusto Boal's Forum Theatre anti-model. My most recent work with Boal's anti-model has been based on bullying in academic settings.
We All Rise Above
A Theatre of the Oppressed performance piece, We All Rise Above is a Forum Theatre exploration of the challenges of bullying. This script is in process, so it will be altered throughout the rehearsal and performance period.
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens narrates his classic tale of Christmas scroogery and magical transportations. This adaptation was staged very simply with projections, puppets and masks, as well as eploying a moving bed unit.
*2018-2019 Charles Nelson Reilly Directing Award Winner
Set in New Orleans, this production takes the magic of London's Victorian mystery and transports it to the American South. Mixing Dracula's romance and the gentility and French Quarter. This adaptation employs a Mardi gras celebration at the end.
As told by a group of Revelers during May Day, this dreamy retelling of Robin Hood's adventure in meeting Marian and overcoming the machinations of Prince John employs the original stories surrounding Robin and his Merry Men.
True to the original text, this adaptation is ideal for groups that love swashbuckling and adventure on the high seas with simple set changes, strong narration, and light and fun characters.