(She/her) I am a theatre artist, writer, educator, and creative consultant, helping people share their stories and connect to their authentic voice. I am grateful to live on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, as well as the Traditional Territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendake-Nionwentsïo in Tkaronto/Toronto. I am a settler of Ashkenazi Jewish and European descent, with Lithuanian, Italian, and Irish ancestry.
With a practice rooted in the project-specific exploration of creative form and process and the tensions and play between them, my work explores climate justice, place, caregiving, ritual, intergenerational relationships, and the voice. I am curious about how we might centre care, relationality, and decolonization in learning, scholarship, creation and performance.
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, Boca del Lupo, The Arts Club, Jumblies, Convergence Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Theatre Gargantua, One Yellow Rabbit, PTC, pounds per square inch performance and SummerWorks. Teaching and facilitation are prominent and meaningful parts of my practice, and I have led workshops and taught courses in theatre creation, voice, and writing with over a dozen organizations across Turtle Island. I am honoured to teach/learn Voice and Speech at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and York University.
I am currently creating a performance project about choosing to have a child in the climate emergency (supported by the Canada Council and the Toronto Arts Council), and adapting a play for the screen.
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