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ACtor and Puppeteer



Ongoing: Theatre Sabab's In The Eruptive Mode: a series of monologues in Arabic and English that explore themes of desire and violence in the contemporary Arab worldWe performed in Tunis in November, 2016; in Metz, France at the Festival Passages in May, 2017; and in Antwerp, Belgium in October, 2017. Next Stop: ArtsEmerson in Boston in January, 2018.

Daughters of Troy. We had a residency on Governor's Island in early September for The Persephone Project. In October, we held a weekend of workshops, including a mask workshop I led. We had a showing at Dixon Place on November 21st, 2016, featuring my short play What You Owe Your Widow. 

Company member with Blessed Unrest.

Last: Moira in a reading of a new musical of The Grifters by Joe Giuffre. The reading was held at Bricolage Theatre on Wednesday, October 4th at 8PM. 

Recent: Cordelia in a reading of King Lear with Markaid Productions at Bricolage Theatre in early July.

Ingrid Bergman in CasablancaBox, a behind the scenes telling of the making of Casablanca - a movie about a war, made during that war, largely by people displaced by that war. We ran at HERE Arts Center in April and were nominated for two Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Projection Design for Reid Farrington, and Unique Theatrical Experience. 

Slightly Less Recent: Amanda in Private Lives at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, FL. Body: Anatomies of Being with Blessed Unrest at the New Ohio. The Pact at St. Ann's Warehouse Puppet Lab. Hagoromo at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The Return at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. War Horse North American Tour.

Notable: After premiering Dan Hurlin's Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed at Bard SummerScape in July, the show returned to ADI in late November and early December, 2016. See the New Yorker's wonderful teaser video. Read Ben Brantley call it a "Harrowing Puppet Show" in his Review in The New York Times. Read Helen Shaw's gorgeous Review in the Village Voice. Read Howlround's stunning essay on the piece.