Facilitating engaging creative processes with actors, technicians, text, and space brings me alive. I have directed four short films, a podcast series, a performance art piece, and a production of “The Vagina Monologues.” I have Assistant Directed for theatre director Sulayman al Bassam and film Director Jonathon Segal.
In addition to my experience, my training includes two filmmaking classes at NYU Tisch, six Educational Theatre courses at NYU Steinhardt, a minor in Dance and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley, and Meisner acting training at the William Esper Studio and the Meisner Technique Studio.
Honored to be supporting this incredible project! Learn more here. Continue reading (Re) Emergent Theatre
When I was working as a Public Benefits Advocate, a conversation with a client prompted me to create a storytelling opportunity. I produced a documentary film, BRIDGES, with Iman Drammeh Nur of the The Drammeh Institute which premiered on September 30, 2013 at the Quad Cinema in New York City. Continue reading Bridges
A short film about a woman and her relationship with food: On her 49th day without binging she faces a failed date and the pressure of her now pregnant but always perfect older sister as she tries to distract herself with anything but food. In development for web-series. Relevant Links on Intuitive Eating and creating freedom around food: Geneen Roth – a writer and teacher on emotional eating … Continue reading Jemma
Check out the project at: https://loveletterstozionists.org/ Love Letters to Zionists is a radio documentary series centered around curated love letters from Jewish anti-Zionists to a beloved Zionist in their life. Driven by first-person narration, interviews and historically relevant archival material, the piece is intended for the American community at large. Continue reading Love Letters to Zionists
One of my very favorite early projects, using masks developed with a group of colleagues with whom I studied mask making in San Juan, Puerto Rico with the courageous and talented Deborah Hunt. Continue reading Mask Finds Friends
I was the Production Stage Manager for the workshop production of “My Heart is in the East” by Jessica Litwak at La Mama: “My Heart is in the East is a theatre piece that uses history as a model for peace and conflict transformation. The play is a duet performed by two actors who play many roles; including 10 puppets, in present day conflict zones and … Continue reading My Heart is in the East
I was Assistant Director for Sulayman al Bassam and developed this online resource about the production including interviews, texts, and images: https://wp.nyu.edu/gallatin-petrolstation/. Continue reading Petrol Station
Spent a great time shooting and editing this with Richmond Hill Love Letter! Continue reading Richmond Hill Love Letter
I co-wrote, directed, and produced a performance with 5 collaborators on the question: How can we make being a body a liberatory project? Some of our inspirations… “I materialize in my body the ghosts of my ancestors; my flesh inhabits other images. My body is forfeit to a past it has only partially enacted…the body is the flesh of memory.” -Katherine Young “It is through the interplay … Continue reading Stories of Our Bodies
I directed “The Vagina Monologues” at UC Berkeley which ran with a 50 person cast for a three-night run in March 2009. We had 2,000 audience members and raising $20,000. Continue reading The Vagina Monologues