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ACtor and Puppeteer



Upcoming: Cordelia in King Lear with Quantum Theatre at the Carrie Furnaces in Pittsburgh. Directed by Risher Reddick. May 8-June 2.

Last: Anne in The Father with Kinetic Theatre at the New Hazlett in Pittsburgh. Directed by Andrew Paul.

Motherhood! My husband and I welcomed our baby boy on March 22, 2018. 

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, and at ArtsEmerson in Boston in January, 2018. Future dates to come. 

Company member with Blessed Unrest. Theatre Maker with Daughters of Troy.

Recent: 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 2017 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.