c r e a t o r
One of my greatest joys is creating and adapting stories in any form. From producing short films and writing scripts, to directing full length plays and devising pieces with an ensemble, I find artistic homes in story telling where ever I can. I have a passion for structure and am happiest in the depths of curious creative moments. Included in this is my dedication to RPG's in my free time, creating worlds and stories with my friends over our homemade cacio y pepe is just as important to me to the ones I choose to share with the world.
"If you are not curious, you are not living" - Melissa Smith
Producing is my newest role as a creator. I felt moved to create work for myself and peers during the pandemic. The adventure of taking on a new role and being a beginner through such a dark time.
The Garden Will Not Crumble - A Short Film on Vimeo (pic)
A.D. Sketch - A Short on Vimeo
Fantasy Play - A Short in Post Production
2 Lonely Girls (that no one should feel sorry for) - A Web Project in Post
Creating work with an ensemble has been one of my greatest joys as a creator. When I was learning in Moscow, they had us create a piece every day as a group to 'surprise' our teachers with the following morning. This showed me the power and creativity that can come out of collective story telling, and the magic of the element of surprise.
Connective Tissue (Devised): Directed by Wesley Guimarães (pic)
Dead Seagull Bloody Seagull (Devised): Directed by Jason Beckman
Cherry Orchard Piece (Devised): Directed by Ilja Bocharnikoves
The Departure (Devised): Directed by Gulshirin Dubash
Little Nemo In Slumberland (Assistant Director): Directed by Peter McNally
Directing stimulates my love for working with actors and playwrights. I view myself as a hiking tour guide, letting everyone have their experience of the journey but allowing us to go on a clear path from the beginning to the end of it.
"As We Lay Dying" by Alexandra Stasiuk - New Work performed at Interlochen
"Action" by Sam Shepard - Performed at Fordham University
"Louisiana Garbage Kings" by Vivian Brown -New Work - Digital Developmental Festival
"I like Fantasy because I can Escape the Real World" by James Kenna - New Work Workshop
Writing allows me to put my imagination to paper. I love collaborating with artist I admire and creating solo work.
Houses: A solo piece
Faded: A solo piece2 Lonely Girls : A web-project co written with Madalyn Baker *in post
A Fantasy Sketch: A Web Short *in post
A.D. Sketch: A Web Short on Vimeo
In the works:
GRACT: A pilot in development with Cassandra Hunter
SALTY (in development)
education in creation
Theatre Making - Mark Jackson - American Conservatory Theatre
Creative Movement - Lisa Townsend - American Conservatory Theatre
Ètude Work - Sergei Zemstov and Ilja Bocharnikovs - Moscow Art Theatre
Flying Solo - Daniel Alexander Jones - Fordham University
Collaboration 1 - Matthew Maguire and Cassandra Freedman - Fordham University
Collaboration 2 - Daniel Alexander Jones and Chad McArver
Page to Stage - Elizabeth Margid
Directing - Elizabeth Margid
Solo Performance Writing - Ryan Haddad - Williamstown Theatre Festival