Freelance Theatre Director
I am a freelance theatre director currently residing in Normal, IL while I pursue my MFA in directing at Illinois State University.
I am interested in telling stories that center women, particularly topics that don’t tend to be discussed – pregnancy, abortion, motherhood, body image, and mental health.
I am drawn to new plays and musicals with strong female leads who fight back against oppression – whether that means fighting against a loved one, a corporation, or societal expecations. Their struggle inspires us to keep fighting and stand up for ourselves.
I believe in a collaborative, non-hierarchical theatre space. I listen to everyone involved in the theatre process: the actors, stage managers, designers, and playwright. We make great art together.
I believe theatre can be used to enact social change and I am exploring ways to do that.
I believe in creating a safe rehearsal space by:
- Making everyone feel welcome
- Respecting individual boundaries
- Encouraging questions
- Addressing harm when it is caused and working to repair the damage
- Focusing on the process, not the product. This means the people come first.