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My dramaturgical practice is rooted in the understanding that any art I create here in the United States is working within, in response to, and in conversation with institutional systems of oppression.  The dramaturgical questions I ask always begin with inquiries about the relevance to the current moment and how to engage responsible storytelling.

Production Dramaturgy

One of the main components of my work as a dramaturg is production dramaturgy. I specialize in targeted research, presentations for the actor, and various fields of content including, but not limited to anti-racist theatre practices, science fiction, medieval literature and art, comedy, and Yiddish history.

Pictured is a still from Ota Shogo's The Water Station, for which I served as production dramaturg to director Visnhupad Barve.

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New Play Development

Another major component of my dramaturgical practice is working with playwrights to develop new works. This manifests itself in a myriad of ways, always working to ensure that the playwright writes purposefully and specifically the piece they intend. I have worked freelance with writers as well as with institutional programs such as Pipeline Theatre Company's PlayLab program and the Cincinnati Fringe Festival.

Pictured is a photo from the new play The New Adventures of Calliope Jones and Captain Cool.

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A key skill I rely on as a dramaturg is project management. As a producer of events, productions, talkbacks, readings and workshops, clear communication and organization are of the upmost importance. I'm a trained facilitator for large groups and, due to my performance background, am adept at public speaking. 

Pictured is the image for a variety show I produced that was designed to be performer driven. (Photo design: Tone Branson)

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Devised Theatre

It is a treat to be able to facilitate the creation of a new piece by an ensemble. This calls upon my skills as a facilitator, a researcher, a director, and as a writer.

This piece pictured, Clermus and Stein Present, was devised at the Experimental Theater Wing at NYU.

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