I am a stage manager based in New York City with over a decade of professional experience and am a proud member of the Actors Equity Association.
My career began in Los Angeles, where I started studying stage management through an educational theatre lens. While still at university, I learned the basics of stage management while working for a regional theatre’s youth theatre program in Orange County, California. I completed a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and English, all the while pursuing theatrical experience in addition to my academic studies. My training was shifted into high gear at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where I began as an apprentice in 2011. OSF was my graduate school experience, and I learned from some of the best stage managers in the country while working in a large-scale, high budget rotating repertory. Throughout five years at OSF, I worked on Shakespeare, new plays, classics, musicals, developmental labs, workshops and readings. Favorite productions at OSF include Head Over Heels, a world premiere musical by Jeff Whitty, Mary Zimmerman’s production of Guys and Dolls, and Amanda Dehnert’s production of Into the Woods.
After being a part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival SM team for quite a few years, I moved to Los Angeles to work bi-coastally in order to diversify my career experience and gain new perspectives as a union stage manager. While on the west coast, I worked in regional theatre settings at South Coast Repertory, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Boston Court Pasadena, Pasadena Playhouse, The Kirk Douglas Theatre and The Blank. I also enjoyed the sunshine and a lot of tacos. Eventually I settled permanently in New York City (fifteen cross-country flights in one calendar year will do that to you), where my work as a stage manager has grown to include off-Broadway productions. East coast projects have included work for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Primary Stages, The Public Theater, Classic Stage Company and Westport Country Playhouse. Favorite NYC productions include the world premiere adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, by Kate Hamill, which ran at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and off-Broadway at Primary Stages.
As a stage manager, pillars of my craft include integrity, discretion, safety and calm. Equity, diversity and inclusion are also incredibly important to me and our industry, and I am continually excited by the commitment to making space and including stage managers of all varieties in our community. This work is just as important off stage as it is on stage.
Outside of the theatre industry, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading novels, and being outside (preferably on a seaside trail, but a small city park will do in a pinch). I’ve also been known to coordinate a wedding or two.
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