Directing Synopsis

The Early Years

  • Directed my first "devised" performance at age 6
    • Told a story about a Native American tribe using a bunch of white kids; rookie mistake
    • Reviews (from parents who were forced to watch) unanimously proclaimed that "it was more like watching play than watching a play"
    • Managed not to lose all of my friends due to my bossiness - in and of itself a success
  • Switched focus to acting at age 7
  • Began coaching interpretive (acting) speech events at age 16 when no parents in the speech and debate club felt qualified

My current experience

  • Have founded or been a part of founding three theatre companies