I began my career as a stage actor and transitioned to film and television acting and directing for theatre. I'm also active in voice overs, podcasts, modeling, and print. I've appeared in independent films as well as features. I recently booked my first background gig on HBO Max's upcoming The Flight Attendant. Critics have described my stage performances as “delicious” and “wonderful.”​
Emotionally astute...gripping...stellar...inventive...stalwart" is how critics have described my directing. I'm a member of the 2019-21 Stage Directors & Choreographers Society Foundation Observership Class, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab (NYC), Directors Lab West (LA), Directors Lab North (Toronto), and Cleveland Play House Directors Gym.
 
I have worked with everyone from students to Grammy-winners and was a co-founding, producing co-artistic director of the critically-acclaimed classical theatre company, Mamaí Theatre (2010-2017). In 2017, The Cleveland Critics' Circle honored Mamaí and my production of A DOLL’S HOUSE at Playhouse Square with two Superior Achievement Awards.

As a theatre educator, I was named a U.S. Presidential Scholars Program’s Distinguished Teacher and a Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Currently I am an adjunct faculty member at Baldwin Wallace University’s Department of Theatre & Dance and an instructor at the Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School and Cleveland's Houde School of Acting. I also coach privately. For 16 years prior, I taught theatre and film and served a stint as chair of Shaker Heights High School’s nationally-recognized and award-winning theatre arts department. I have received grants and fellowships to study Shakespeare in performance at The Globe Theatre in London, the National Endowment for the Humanities’ National Institute on Teaching Shakespeare, Shakespeare & Company, and The Juilliard School. I hold a BA in Comparative Literature and Writing from Columbia University and an MFA in Acting from Kent State University.
I continue my acting and directing training with companies such as Shakespeare & Company, Bedlam, Red Bull, and the Houde School of Acting. Member AEA-EMC & Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.​ Represented by Docherty Talent, Heyman Talent, and Attract Agency.
For information on my production company, Bluestocking Productions, please click here.

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