It's hard to believe that my residency at JMU is coming to a close. It's been such a rich, rewarding, and rigorous week. I've had the opportunity to share many valuable lessons that I've learned in my career thus far as a theatre artist . While my days have been filled with classroom visits, brown bag discussions, a master class on theater leadership and advocacy and a powerful faculty meeting on diversity in theatre and dance curriculum and practices, I've spent my evenings in rehearsal for a devised performance that addresses issues of age, race, class, gender, ability, ethnicity, and sexuality. I've been so impressed by these students, by their talent, focus, commitment, creativity and enthusiasm to bring these issues to the stage. We're in performance tonight at 8:00pm and will invite the audience to take part in an interactive post show discussion.
Please enjoy these photos of my wonderful collaborators: Fabiolla Brennecke, Kara Burgess, Justin Burns, Marion Grey, Rebecca Klein, Jonathan Martin, Frances Nejako, Kelly Rudolph, Christopher Sanderson, Alexi Siegel, Madison Tolley, Angela Trovato, Rachael Ulmer, Vaden Vosteen, and Gabriela Wolfe.
First Rehearsal for JMU Devised Performance
I'm a playwright, dramaturg, and teaching artist. It is here where you'll find my queries and musings on life, theater and the world. My posts advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equity in the American Theatre and updates on my own work. Please enjoy!