I am a comedian, theatre artist, and teacher based in Philadelphia. I love performing comedy around the city, collaborating on devised work, and teaching workshops. Check out the highlights below.
Villanova University (Villanova, PA), M.A. in Theatre, Anticipated Graduation May 2018
Denison University (Granville, Ohio), B.A. in Theatre, 2006-2010
Gaiety School of Acting (National Theatre School of Ireland, Dublin), 2008
Helikos: International School of Theatre Creation (Florence Italy), 2013-2014
Program in movement-based theater under the direction of Giovanni Fusetti. Instructors included Giovanni Fusetti, Elizabeth Baron, Matteo Destro, Sarah Liane Foster, and Norman Taylor (week-long intensive).
Workshop with Adam Lazarus (National Theatre School of Canada) in Bouffon.
Philly Improv Theater Training Center (Graduate, Levels 1-4) 2009-2012
Upright Citizens Brigade NYC Training Center (Levels 1-3) 2012-Present
Second City Chicago Training Center (Level 1 Improv/Sketch Intensive), 2010
Workshops with influential comedians including Jet Eveleth (iO), Armando Diaz (Magnet), Mark Sutton (Annoyance), Susan Messing (Second City, iO), and Zach Ward (ImprovBoston).
Education Dramaturg, Villanova Theater (create educational study guides, teach workshops and classes to contextualize season shows), 2017-Present
Philly Improv Theater (Long-form improv instructor, specialty workshops), 2014-Present
Arden Drama School (teach comedy and theatre to grades 1st-12th), 2010-Present
Wolf Performing Arts Center (teach comedy), 2016-Present
The Franklin Institute (teach/perform solo traveling science shows in NY, NJ, and PA schools), 2015-2016
Broadway Break Thru Newtown, PA (improv and sketch workshops ages 8-18), 2015
National High School Institute, Northwestern Univ. (administrator and teacher), 2009, 2010
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn (Jenny) , Villanova Theatre Mainstage, February 2018 (upcoming)
Fishtown - a hipster noir (Sarah Lowell), Tribe of Fools, Philly Fringe, 2017
DGDK: Live Rock Comedy (Performer), Philly Improv Theatre, 2016-2017
Bedtime stories by Charles Mee (Molly), Villanova Theatre Thesis Project, 2017
We must share everything (Performer/creator), Villanova Theatre Studio Show, 2017
Antihero (Performer), Tribe of Fools, Philly Fringe, 2016
Frog Night (Host and Producer), Good Good Comedy, 2016-2017 (Monthly Show)
You're Not Special (Creator/Performer), Good Good Comedy , 2016
Careful Now (Writer/Performer), Mani Pedi Sketch , 2016
Science After Hours (Performer), The Franklin Institute, 2016
Tribe of Fools' Holiday Burlesque (Performer), Tribe of Fools , 2015, 2016, 2017
Stay Dead! An improvised horror comedy (performer), Philly Improv Theater, 2015
The Composer (Babs), Thespionage Theatre Company, 2015
Zombies...with Guns (Female Zombie), Tribe of Fools, Philly Fringe, 2015
Bouffon Comedians (Writer, Performer), Five Dollar Comedy Week, 2015
FAKE OFF, Season Two (Performer, Tribe of Fools), TruTV, 2015
Karen's Dream (Writer/Performer), ManiPedi Sketch, 2014-2015
Black Friday Comedy Marathon (Performer), ManiPedi Sketch, Philly Improv Theater, 2014
Barbara Bush (Director), Independent Improv Team, 2015-Present
Dr. Sleepover (Performer), House Improv Team, Philly Improv Theater, 2013-2015
Tribe of Fools' Holiday Burlesque (Performer), Tribe of Fools , 2014
Wendy and Peter (Lost Boy), Bloom & Fly Theatre Company, Philly Fringe 2014
Paperback Dreadful (Director), Shannon House, Philly Fringe, 2013
At Last! The Play-At-Home Romance Game Show (Not Vanna White), SoLow Fest 2014
SHUT YOUR WORMHOLE (Performer), Tribe of Fools, Philadelphia International Festival for the Arts, 2013
The N Crowd (Performer), Short Form Improv Ensemble, N Crowd, LLC., 2011-2012
The True Story (Ensemble), First Person Arts Festival, 2012
Hey Rube (Performer), House Improv Team, Philly Improv Theater, 2011-2012
Iron Lung (Performer), Independent Improv Team, 2010-2012
Cinderella (u/s), The Flea and the Professor (u/s), Arden Theatre Company, 2011, 2012
Drop Forge & Tool (Hudson, NY)
Arden Theatre Company (Professional Apprenticeship) 2010
FringeArts (Development Assistant, Marketing Coordinator, Programming Manager), 2011-2013
Company Member for Tribe of Fools, a physical theatre company in Philadelphia (2015-Present). Tribe of Fools is dedicated to creating new plays that blur the lines between theatre, dance, acrobatics and other highly visual and kinetic storytelling techniques. With our "signature sweet bad-ass approach to theatre" we bring a sense of levity and fun to our productions in order to make complicated and difficult themes accessible and identifiable to the audience.
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Landing page photo by Erin Pitts. Header Photo by Marc Scrivo.