(She/her) I am a writer, theatre artist, educator and creative consultant, helping people tell their stories.
As a theatre artist, I often create immersive performances in unconventional spaces or re-imagine traditional theatre venues. With a practice rooted in the project-specific exploration of form and process, my work explores family, the self, connection, and the climate crisis.
A graduate of the BFA Acting Conservatory at York University, I have an MFA in Theatre and Creative Writing from The University of British Columbia. I have trained and worked with companies like Soulpepper, Jumblies, Convergence Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Theatre Gargantua, One Yellow Rabbit, SummerWorks and PTC.
With collaborator Lou Jurgens, I ran the artist driven performance company the blood projects. We made immersive and site-specific performances in intimate spaces.
Julia Pileggi and I co-created the daily writing project these five minutes, where for eight years we wrote a piece a day and posted it, unedited, to our site. We founded the these five minutes: resident writing group, facilitated writer's workouts, and hosted gatherings that celebrated process and community.
I have facilitated workshops with Shakespeare In Action, Pleiades Theatre, The Toronto Public Library, The Toronto District School Board, The Vancouver School Board, The University of British Columbia and New Shoots. While based on Coast Salish Land (in Vancouver), I produced Brave New Play Rites, and was the Program Assistant of the LEAP Playwriting Intensive at the Arts Club. I also worked as a Trainer and Project Manager in the Standardized Patient Program at the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
Currently working on a new play about what it is to become a parent in the Anthropocene, I live in Tkarón:to/Toronto with my young daughter.
Thank you for being here. I hope you say hello.