Current & Upcoming

What I’m Up To (all as director unless otherwise specified):

OCTOBER 2017

UNTITLED PARLOR PLAY, OR, FOR HOME AMUSEMENT continues its residency at Access Theater in preparation for a late November – early December workshop

Pre-Production begins for PlayTime at New Dramatists

Joining Athena Theatre’s writers’ group as a collaborating director for their end-of-year readings

Performing in WHY ARE YOU DRESSED LIKE IT’S HALLOWEEN? by Matthew Russell, directed by Eric Miller and also featuring Cary Gitter / The F*it Club’s “F*ing Up Halloween” at Ensemble Studio Theatre, October 31st at 7:30pm

SEPTEMBER 2017

UNTITLED PARLOR PLAY, OR, FOR HOME AMUSEMENT begins its residency at Access Theater with collaborator Kyle Metzger

APOCALYPSE!!! by Emily Daly / serials @ The Flea, featuring Team Nooners

SMOKE FOLLOWS THE PRETTY GIRLS by Monet Hurst-Mendoza / serials @ The Flea, featuring Team Nooners

AUGUST 2017

Week-long residency with Holes in the Wall Collective in to research a new project about the community of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

JULY 2017

A workshop production of THE BASTARD by Seth McNeill / featuring Rob Hille, Monica Jones, and Robby Ramos / Dixon Place / July 1

ZOO HOP by Alessandro King / 7×7 at The Tank / July 22

JUNE 2017

A reading of TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Charly Evon Simpson / Pipeline Theatre Company’s Bonfire Series, the culminating reading series of Pipeline’s PlayLab / featuring Tonia Anderson, Claire Jamison, Starr Kirkland, Amanda Marikar, Chet Siegel, and Akyiia Wilson / June 24

Assistant Director, EUGENE ONEGIN at Spoleto Festival USA, directed by Chen Shi-Zheng

And earlier in 2016-2017…

MAY 2017

Assistant Director, EUGENE ONEGIN at Spoleto Festival USA, directed by Chen Shi-Zheng

APRIL 2017

HARSH AND EXCITING by Lauren Lubow / featuring Fleece, Katherine Haan, Christina Liang, and Melissa Wolff / April 2 at The Kraine

HUERA by David Wiener / Color the Night: An Evening of One-Acts / featuring Atlantic Acting School’s Second-Year NYU Tisch Students / April 19-23 at Atlantic Theatre Company

MOUSY MORGAN EMERGES FROM THE WILDERNESS by Kristin Slaney / featuring Morgan Zipf-Meister / WITTIGO by Charlotte Lang-Bush / featuring Ivanna Cullinan / UNTITLED by Sarah Shaefer / featuring Jessy Yates / STUCK, A Superhero Monologue by Jonathan Alexandratos / featuring Lynnette R. Freeman / all part of PUSSYFEST V: #pussypersists with CAPS LOCK THEATRE / April 21 at the Access Theater

MARCH 2017

Puttin’ on the Face by Nandita Shenoy / New York Madness / March 26th at The Kraine, 8pm / featuring Kaliswa Brewster, Marnie Schulenberg, and Nandita Shenoy

JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2017

Workshop Coordinator, New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio

LADIES’ NIGHT / A new short musical with book by Justin Yorio, music by Elizabeth Ziman, and featuring Tricia Alexandro, Katie Rose Krueger, and Zach Eisenstat / Monday, February 6 at The Kraine

NOVEMBER 2016

Co-Program Director of PlayTime 2016 at New Dramatists, supporting five new plays in various stages of development by New Dramatists Resident Playwrights who are collaborating with directors and actors to further their processes. This place is truly special, as are these artists.

Understudy rehearsals are in full swing on THE CHERRY ORCHARD on Broadway and it has been a joy to return to the show weekly.

“L’intrico Del Lupo Mannaro” by Nic Grelli / featuring Yeauxlanda Kay and Juan Francisco Villa / New York Madness / November 20 at 8pm, The Kraine

OCTOBER 2016

THE CHERRY ORCHARD opens on Broadway! And I say goodbye to my brilliant, inspiring director. Shortly after, we begin understudy rehearsals with our talented ensemble.

“dop·pel·gäng·er” by Maggie Bofill / featuring Kelley O’Donnell, Maria Elena O’Brien, and John J. Concado / New York Madness / October 30 at 8pm, The Kraine

PERFORMING (yes, that’s right) in “Times Scare” by Alex Grubbs / directed by Roger Lirtsman / performing alongside Eric Micha Holmes / F*It Club / October 31 at Manhattan Theatre Club

SEPTEMBER 2016

“The One-Eyed Whore” by Lia Romeo / featuring Michael Markham and John J. Concado  / New York Madness / September 25 at 8pm, The Kraine

THE CHERRY ORCHARD moves from the rehearsal studio to the theatre! We are currently in previews, with an official opening date of October 16.

AUGUST 2016

Rehearsals begin at Roundabout Theatre Company for THE CHERRY ORCHARD, my first Broadway assistant directing job! Previews start on September 15 at the American Airlines Theatre.

JULY 2016

VISITING HOURS by Josh Kaplan / July 28-31 at TheaterLab / Scenic design by Frank Oliva, lighting design by Jason Fok, sound design by Emma Wilk / PSM Ryan Keller, ASM Krystle Henninger / featuring Richarda Abrams, Adam Bemis, Amy Gaipa, Michael Grew, Dan Grimaldi, Karen Tsen Lee, Maureen Shannon, and Joel Stigliano / Click here for a sneak peek at production photos!

JUNE 2016

INDIAN SUMMER opens! And it’s the end of my season-long fellowship with Playwrights Horizons. Quite the journey.

I reunite with the understudies of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for The Pearl Theatre Company’s annual “Understudies Onstage” night: Ross Hamman, Tim Liu, Lindsay Tanner, Amanda Thickpenny, and a newcomer, Whit Leyenberger. It was such a treat to get to revisit Eric Tucker’s staging with this talented group and put my own twist on the transitions in out of our scenes and the ones from Stupid F*cking Bird and The Dingdong.

MAY 2016

Previews begin for INDIAN SUMMER at Playwrights Horizons.

Pre-production and casting begins for VISITING HOURS, a play by Josh Kaplan I’m directing at Theaterlab July 28-31.

APRIL 2016

Rehearsals begin for my last fellowship show at Playwrights Horizons, Gregory S. Moss’s INDIAN SUMMER, on which I’ll be assisting Carolyn Cantor.

Roundtable reading of Judith Leora’s The X and the Y.

Second work session for UNTITLED PARLOR PLAY, a devised collaboration between director Kyle Metzger and myself along with a group of playwrights and performers

I accept the position of Assistant Director on Roundabout Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Stephen Karam’s adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway, directed by Simon Godwin and starring Diane Lane. Rehearsals begin in August!

MARCH 2016

“The Desert” by Jae Kramisen / sound design by Charles Coes / featuring Amanda Marikar and Dinah Berkeley / FGP Sounds Good (a new experiment putting sound designers first) / Fresh Ground Pepper / The Theater at the 14th Street Y / Friday March 18 @ 7:30pm

FAMILIAR (assistant director) opens at Playwrights Horizons and is extended through April 10 – read reviews in The New York Times (Critics’ Pick) and The New Yorker

FEBRUARY 2016

“Walla Walla Washington – February 29, 1976” by Mat Smart / Shotz at The Kraine / featuring Carolyn Braver and Michael Grew / February 1 @ 7 and 8:30pm

Previews begin on February 12 for Danai Gurira’s FAMILIAR, on which I am assisting director Rebecca Taichman as part of my directing fellowship at Playwrights Horizons

First work session on February 28 for UNTITLED PARLOR PLAY, a devised collaboration between director Kyle Metzger and myself along with a group of playwrights and performers

 

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JANUARY 2016

Rehearsals begin for Danai Gurira’s FAMILIAR, on which I will be assisting director Rebecca Taichman as part of my directing fellowship at Playwrights Horizons / Casting just announced!

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2015

Assistant Director, HIR by Taylor Mac / directed by Niegel Smith / Playwrights Horizons / Extended to January 3rd! / New York Times Critics’ Pick / TimeOut Critics’ Pick / Featured in The New Yorker / Best of 2015 Theater in NY Times and Vulture

“One of the Guys” by Mariah MacCarthy / GENDERF**CKED MADNESS / New York Madness / Featuring Erin Cherry / November 23 at 8:30pm, The Brick in Williamsburg

“Sibsgiving” by Charly Evon Simpson / TinyRhino / Featuring Monica Jones, Starr Kirkland, Cameron Mason and Casey Worthington / November 24 at Littlefield in Gowanus

OCTOBER 2015

Assistant Director, HIR by Taylor Mac / directed by Niegel Smith / Playwrights Horizons / October 16 – December 6 / Previews begin for my first show as a 2015-16 Robert Moss Directing Fellow at Playwrights Horizons!

“Midwifery” by David L. Williams / Shotz at The Kraine / Featuring Franny Civitano and Leigh Williams / October 5 at 7 and 8:30pm

SEPTEMBER 2015

Assistant Director / A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (dir. Eric Tucker) at The Pearl (co-produced with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival) / September 8 – October 31 / Read rave reviews in the New York Times and TimeOut! / Best Classical Production of 2015 in the Wall Street Journal

Assistant Director, HIR by Taylor Mac / directed by Niegel Smith / Playwrights Horizons / October 16 – December 6 / Rehearsals begin for my first show as a 2015-16 Robert Moss Directing Fellow at Playwrights Horizons!

“Catfight at the Oasis” by Sarah Bernstein / Communal Spaces / Green Oasis Community Garden in Alphabet City / Featuring Starr Kirkland, Amanda Marikar, Betsy Rosen, and Marissa Wolf / September 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27 at 2:30pm / See photos here!

SEPTEMBER 2015 – JUNE 2016

2015-2016 Directing Fellow at Playwrights Horizons, where I will be assisting Niegel Smith on Taylor Mac’s HIR, Rebecca Taichman on Danai Gurira’s FAMILIAR, and Carolyn Cantor on Gregory S. Moss’s INDIAN SUMMER.

JULY – AUGUST 2015

UNTITLED DEGRADATION PLAY by Micheline Auger / MadLab / New York Madness at IRT Theater / July 1, 2015 / Featuring Bradley Anderson, Toni Anderson, Colleen O’Connor, and Daniel Pearce.

VASILISA MOST LOVELY by Kevin Kautzman / In residence at Barn Arts Collective in Bass Harbor, Maine / July 26 – August 2nd / puppet design by Emily Harford / original music by Carl Ferm & Ben Moniz / featuring Holly Chou, Sarahbeth Connelly, Carl Ferm, Emily Hartford, Kathleen Lewis, Ben Moniz, and Brittany Parker

JUNE 2015

SDCF Observer/Assistant Director on THE WINTER’S TALE (dir. Davis McCallum) and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (dir. Eric Tucker) at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

 

MAY 2015

WRITOPIA LAB’S WORLDWIDE PLAYS FESTIVAL / celebrating the work of playwrights ages 6-18 / May 12-16 / play by Kayla, age 18 / featuring Edward Chin-Lyn, Starr Kirkland, and Mackenzie Knapp

SDCF Observer/Assistant Director on THE WINTER’S TALE (dir. Davis McCallum) and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (dir. Eric Tucker) at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

APRIL 2015

VASILISA MOST LOVELY by Kevin Kautzman / a workshop presentation with puppets and music / Dixon Place mainstage / April 27 / original music by Adam Lomeo / puppet design by Emily Hartford / Featuring Tonia Anderson, Holly Chou, Jody Christopherson, Rebeca Fong, Emily Hartford, Monica Jones, Gretchen Van Lente, and William Oliver Watkins

SDCF Observer/Assistant Director on THE WINTER’S TALE (dir. Davis McCallum) and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (dir. Eric Tucker) at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival / Rehearsals begin April 14th!

MARCH 2015

THE 5TH ANNUAL WORKING THEATER DIRECTORS SALON / The Wild Project / Curated by Rebecca Martinez, Dina Vovsi, and Nicole A. Watson / March 9-22 / with plays by Dennis A. Allen II, J. Julian Christopher, Kevin R. Free, Martyna Majok, Don Nguyen, Jiehae Park, and Riti Sachdeva / Director-Driven Work by John Michael DiResta, Jerry Ruiz, and Emma Weinstein / More artists announced soon!

FEBRUARY-MARCH 2015

EVERYTHING’S WHISPERED (FOR NOW) / in development / with co-creators and performers Michael Grew, Amanda Marikar, Lillian Meredith, Lucinda Rogers, and Tracy Willet / excerpts performed at The Wild Project on March 20th, 2015

JANUARY 2015

NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING by Michael Niederman / WEREWOLF MADNESS at Ensemble Studio Theatre / New York Madness / featuring Toni Anderson, Jody Christopherson, and Anna Van Valin.

DECEMBER 2014

A reading of UNTITLED FIRST DRAFT by Michael Niederman / Dixon Place / featuring Jody Christopherson, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Eric Rice, Lipica Shah, and Stephen Stout.

NOVEMBER 2014

POWERHOUSE / Sinking Ship Productions (as Producer) / The New Ohio Theatre

We’re a New York Times Critics’ Pick!

OCTOBER 2014

A PLACE FOR OWLS by Fiona Jones / Estrogenius Festival / Featuring Victoria Cawley and Robin Kurtz

SEPTEMBER 2014

“In the Hat” by Seth Moore / 7×7 at The Tank / featuring Nico Ager, Ugo Anyanwu, Seth Moore, and Briana Pozner.

3 Plays by Joe Roland: “The Corporation,” “The Shanty,” “Uniontruth.com” / Working Theater / featuring Phil Callen, Jody Christopherson, Johnny Rivera, Lipica Shah, and Gabriel Sloyer.

AUGUST 2014

WASHOUGAL MY HEART by Clare Barron / Featuring Julia Izumi, Monica Jones, Matt MacNelly, Taylor Shurte, Ben Vigus / Communal Spaces / Classon Fulgate Block Association Garden / Read an interview with me on Visible Soul!

JULY 2014

2014 Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab / July 7-26, 2014

MAY 2014

VASILISA MOST LOVELY by Kevin Kautzman / Closed workshop with actors Toni Anderson, Holly Chou, Jody Christopherson, Alex Correia, Rebeca Fong, Monica Jones, William Oliver Watkins, actor/puppeteer Emily Hartford, and dramaturg Dana Jesberger. With space support from Page 73.

ONE FINAL JUMP by Cecilia Copeland and A LAST WALTZ by Morris Akiba Katz / New York Madness at Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theater / with actors Summer Crockett Moore, Michael Oberholtzer, Stella Schnabel, William Oliver Watkins, and David Zayas.

CHERRY SMOKE by James McManus, directed by Tamilla Woodard (as assistant director) opens! / Working Theater

APRIL 2014

CHERRY SMOKE by James McManus, directed by Tamilla Woodard (as assistant director) in rehearsals / Working Theater

RUTH AND NAOMI by Sander Gusinow, directed by Kyle Metzger / THE WISHING TREE by Mustafa Kaymak, directed by Awoye Timpo as part of Columbia University’s MFA Playwrights Festival, NEW PLAYS NOW (as Producer) at Signature Theatre’s Ford Studio.

MARCH 2014

CHERRY SMOKE by James McManus, directed by Tamilla Woodard (as assistant director) begins rehearsals / Working Theater

RUTH AND NAOMI by Sander Gusinow, directed by Kyle Metzger / THE WISHING TREE by Mustafa Kaymak, directed by Awoye Timpo as part of Columbia University’s MFA Playwrights Festival, NEW PLAYS NOW (as Producer) at Signature Theatre’s Ford Studio.

FEBRUARY 2014

FLORA AND FEVER by Louis King and Erin Murray / The Muse

EVERYTHING’S WHISPERED (FOR NOW) / culmination of residency and invited reading at New Georges’ The Room / with co-creators and performers Michael Grew, Amanda Marikar, Michael Markham, Lillian Meredith, Lucinda Rogers, and Tracy Willet

JANUARY 2014

EVERYTHING’S WHISPERED (FOR NOW) / developmental residency at the League of Independent Theater in association with terraNOVA Collective / with co-creators and performers Michael Grew, Amanda Marikar, Lillian Meredith, Lucinda Rogers, and Tracy Willet

AFTER THE PARTY THERE’S THE AFTER-PARTY by August Schulenburg / New York Madness at Ensemble Studio Theatre / with actors Imran Sheikh and Jillian Walker

PRIVATE DISCLOSURES by J.B. Heaps, directed by Stephen Jobes (as Producer) / The Bridge Theater

THE NEW SCHOOL’S UNIVERSITY CENTER LAUNCH / as Line Producer with Darling & Co.

2009-2013 ARCHIVE TO COME!

 

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