As a director, I love collaborating with talented artists to bring a story to life. My primary goal in the rehearsal space is to help everyone feel comfortable stepping into their roles, whether as actors or designers, to trust their instincts. I dive deep into dramaturgy in pre-production to establish the rules of the world of the play, and I empower my fellow artists to play within those rules. In most cases, those rules are discovered throughout the process; those are the moments I live for! For each play/musical/piece I direct, my goal is to create a strong ensemble of players and technicians, as well as produce a beautifully-detailed experience for the audience, full of heart and resonating themes.
January 2023 - Imagine the Chinese legend Hua Mulan set in the world of Lucha libre—Mexican wrestling! That sets the scene for Luchadora! by Alvaro Saar Rios. When Vanessa discovers a pink Lucha libre mask, Nana Lupita tells her granddaughter about the family’s history in the wrestling ring in 1960s Texas. The life of a secret female warrior emerges as Vanessa learns about family, honor, and friendship.
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Free Touring production @ The West End Center
The Drowsy Chaperone Promo
touring production to roanoke city public schools
BTS of skippyjon Jones the musical
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