I am a comedian, theatre artist, teacher, and scholar. Most of my career has been based in Philadelphia, but I recently moved to the DC area to pursue my PhD at University of Maryland in Theatre and Performance Studies. Download my CV or check out the highlights below!
Education / Training
University of Maryland (College Park, MD), PhD Candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies
Villanova University (Villanova, PA), M.A. in Theatre, 2016-2018
Denison University (Granville, OH), 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.
Pedagogic Training in Red Nose Clown under the direction of Giovanni Fusetti, (Boulder, CO), 2016
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) 2012-2015
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).
Philly Improv Theater (Long-form improv instructor, specialty workshops), 2014-Present
Education Dramaturg, Villanova Theater (create educational study guides, teach workshops and classes to contextualize season shows), 2017-2018
Arden Drama School (teach comedy and theatre to grades 1st-12th), 2010-2018
Wolf Performing Arts Center (teach comedy), 2016
The Franklin Institute (teach/perform solo traveling science shows in NY, NJ, and PA schools), 2015-2016
National High School Institute, Northwestern Univ. (administrator and teacher), 2009, 2010
Company Member of Tribe of Fools (2015-Present), a physical theatre company in Philadelphia. 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. Performed in 5 productions and currently do administrative work for the company.
Company Member of Philly Improv Theater (2012-Present), a comedy theatre in downtown Philadelphia, producing over 1,000 shows a year, including stand-up, improv, sketch, and variety shows. Performing since 2012, teaching since 2014.
Company Member of ManiPedi Sketch Comedy (2015-Present), A feminist sketch comedy troupe known for defying traditional sketch conventions by incorporating inventive transitions, spoken word, and movement. ManiPedi is one of Philly’s oldest and longest running sketch comedy troupes and has performed in festivals all over the country, including headlining their set at the 2016 Women in Comedy Festival. Writing and performing since 2015. Watch our digital sketches here.
Credits / Additional Experience
Select Theatre Shows:
The Behavior of Light by Douglas Carter Beane (Caroline), Villanova Theatre, Staged Reading, 2018
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (Verges), Villanova Theatre, 2018
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn (Jenny), Villanova Theatre, 2018
Tribe of Fools' Holiday Burlesque (Performer), Tribe of Fools , 2014-2018
Fishtown - a hipster noir (Sarah Lowell), Tribe of Fools, Philly Fringe, 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
Science After Hours (Performer), The Franklin Institute, 2016
Zombies...with Guns (Female Zombie), Tribe of Fools, Philly Fringe, 2015
FAKE OFF, Season Two (Performer, Tribe of Fools), TruTV, 2015
Paperback Dreadful (Director), 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
Select Comedy Shows:
DGDK: Live Rock Comedy (Performer), Philly Improv Theatre, 2016-2018
Frog Night (Host and Producer), Good Good Comedy, 2016-2017 (Monthly Show of Experimental Comedy)
You're Not Special (Creator/Performer), Good Good Comedy Theatre , 2016
Careful Now (Writer/Performer), ManiPedi Sketch, 2016
Stay Dead! An improvised horror comedy (performer), Philly Improv Theater, 2015
Karen's Dream (Writer/Performer), ManiPedi Sketch, 2014-2015
DUNK TANK (House Team, Philly Improv Theatre), 2017-2018.
Dr. Sleepover (House Improv Team, Philly Improv Theater), 2013-2015.
The N Crowd (Short Form Improv Ensemble), 2011-2012.
Hey Rube (House Improv Team, Philly Improv Theater), 2011-2012.
Bechtel Test Fest (Philadelphia)
Black Friday Comedy Marathon (Philadelphia)
Del Close Marathon (NYC)
First Person Arts Festival (Philadelphia)
Five Dollar Comedy Week (Good Good Comedy, Philadelphia)
Philly Fringe / FringeArts Festival (Philadelphia)
New Jersey Fringe Festival (Hammonton)
Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA)
SoLow Festival (Philadelphia)
Women in Comedy Festival (Boston)
Theatre Philadelphia Panel (Philadelphia Theatre Company) "Improv is the Future of Theatre," 2018.
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium (Villanova University), 2017, 2018.
Gender and Women’s Studies Student Research Conference (Villanova University), 2017.
American Society for Theatre Research (Seattle, WA), 2010.
Greenhouse of Fools (Celebration Barn, ME)
Drop Forge & Tool (Hudson, NY)
Capital Fringe (Box Office Associate), Washington, DC, 2018.
Tribe of Fools (Marketing, Company Management), Philadelphia, PA, 2015-Present.
FringeArts (Development Assistant, Marketing Coordinator, Programming Manager), Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2013.
Arden Theatre Company (Professional Apprenticeship), Philadelphia, PA, 2010.
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Landing page photo by Ann Marley.