Current projects:

Story editor for the musical Dixon Road book/music/lyrics by Fatuma Adar (commissioned by Musical Stage Company and Obsidian Theatre), directing the showing with Myseum festival April 24 & 25, 2020.

Dramaturg for in-house project at Soulpepper

Dramaturg for project by Chloe Payne

Recent projects:

Siesta Key by Jonathan Spector, directed by Becca Wolf at Bay Area Playwrights Festival, July 26-28

A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle, directed by Jennifer Chambers at IAMA theatre, October 2019

Production Dramaturgy Experience

**denotes world premiere

 

**Poor Yella Rednecks (rap musical) by Qui Nguyen, directed by May Adrales, South Coast Rep, 4/19

Sense and Sensibility adapted by Jessica Swale, directed by Casey Stangl, South Coast Rep, 9/18

**Amos and Boris (musical adaptation) by Sofia Alvarez, directed by Jessica Kubzansky, South Coast Rep, 5/18

**Little Black Shadows by Kemp Powers, directed by May Adrales, South Coast Rep, 4/18

**Zoey’s Perfect Wedding by Matthew Lopez, directed by Mike Donahue, Denver Center Theatre Company, 2/18

Once (musical), directed by Kent Nicholson, South Coast Rep, 9/17

**A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, directed by Shelley Butler, South Coast Rep, 4/17

Orange by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Jessica Kubzansky, South Coast Rep, 3/17

The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Martin Benson, South Coast Rep, 1/17

**Orange by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Jack Reuler, Mixed Blood Theatre, 11/16

**Future Thinking by Eli Clark, directed by Lila Neugebauer, South Coast Rep, 4/16

**Going to a Place Where You Already Are by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Marc Masterson, South Coast Rep, 3/16

**The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Mike Donahue, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, 4/15

**Dot by Colman Domingo, directed by Meredith McDonough, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, 4/15

The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by Tea Alagić, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, 10/14

Tribes by Nina Raine, directed by Evan Cabnet, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, 10/14

**The Long Road to Today/El Largo Camino Hoy by José Cruz Gonzalez, a two-year grant initiated and community inspired project, South Coast Rep, 9/14

**Trudy and Max in Love by Zoe Kazan, directed by Lila Neugebauer, South Coast Rep, 1/14

Death of a Salesman, directed by Marc Masterson, South Coast Rep, 9/13

4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog, directed by David Emmes, South Coast Rep, 11/13

**Jane of the Jungle by Karen Zacarías and music by Deborah Wicks LaPuma, directed by Juliette Carillo, South Coast Rep, 5/12 (World premiere musical)

The Motherf*cker with the Hat, directed by Michael John Garcés, South Coast Rep, 1/12

The Borrowers, directed by Shelley Butler, South Coast Rep, 2/12

Elemeno Pea by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Marc Masterson, South Coast Rep, 1/12 (West coast premiere with continued script development with playwright)

The Trip to Bountiful, directed by Martin Benson, South Coast Rep, 10/11

Pride and Prejudice, directed by Kyle Donnelly, South Coast Rep 9/11

Three Days of Rain, directed by David Emmes, South Coast Rep, 5/11

**Between Us Chickens by Sofia Alvarez, directed by Casey Stangl, South Coast Rep, 3/11

The Weir directed by Warner Shook, South Coast Rep, 3/11

In the Next Room or the vibrator play by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Casey Stangl, South Coast Rep, 11/11

**Wrinkle in Time by John Glore, directed by Shelley Butler, South Coast Rep, 1/10, (World premiere adaptation)

Crimes of the Heart directed by Warner Shook, South Coast Rep, 5/10

Angels in America, Theatre Out, 1/09

The Seagull, 11/06 Oregon Contemporary Theatre (Asst Director)

Sex Habits of American Women by Julie Marie Myatt, 5/06 Oregon Contemporary Theatre (Director)

Two Rooms by Lee Blessing, 5/05 Pocket Theatre (Director)

Copenhagen, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 4/05 (Assistant Director/Dramaturg)

 

Other Developmental Dramaturgy Culminating in Public Reading

*Edward III translated from the Shakespeare by Octavio Solis, directed by Lilian Groag, Play On! Shakespeare (OSF) 6/19

*In the Time of the Volcano by Jen Silverman, directed by Jeremy Cohen, Playwrights Center Minneapolis, 10/17

*Welcome to the Murder House by Justin Lewis and Jacob Rajan, dir. Justin Lewis, Indian Ink in New Zealand, 1/16

*Over the Waves by Noah Haidle, directed by Marc Masterson, Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, 6/13

*The Hummingbirds by Elizabeth Frances, Kimnberly Norris Guerrero and Shyla Martin, Native Voices at the Autry, 6/12 (developmental workshop) and Los Angeles Theatre Center, 4/13

*Ameryka,by Critical Mass Ensemble led by Nancy Keystone as part of the Network of Ensemble Theatre's Microfest Los Angeles: New Play Development, 12/11 (developmental workshop)

 

NewSCRipts Reading Series at South Coast Rep:

Welcome to the Murder House by Justin Lewis and Jacob Rajan (dir. Justin Lewis)

Continutity by Bess Wohl (dir. Jennifer Chambers)

A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath (dir. Lucas Hnath)

A Patron of the Arts by Kate Cortesi (dir. Shelley Butler)

The Siegel by Michael Mitnick (dir. Casey Stangl)

The Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman (dir. Dámaso Rodriguez)

The Groundling by Marc Palmieri (dir. Shelley Butler)

Death of the Author by Steven Drukman (dir. David Emmes)

And Right Now by A. Rey Pamatmat (dir. Shelley Butler)

Liquidation Play by Sarah Burgess (dir. David Emmes, now titled Dry Powder)

 

Pacific Playwrights Festival Readings at South Coast Rep:

Unlikeable Heroine by Melissa Ross (directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch)

A Perfect Circle by ​​Noah Haidle (directed by Evan Cabnet)

Love and Contracts by ​​​Julia Doolittle (directed by ​Moritz von Stuelpnagel)

Anacostia Street Lions by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm (​directed by ​​Michael John Garcés)

Future Thinking by Eliza Clark (dir. Lila Neugebauer)

Trudy and Max in Love (or that Forever Feeling) by Zoe Kazan (dir. Lila Neugebauer)

You are Here by Melissa Ross (dir. Matt Shakman)

The Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman (dir. Dámaso Rodriguez)

Highlights of past projects

Shannon Cochran in South Coast Repertory's 2017 world premiere of ​A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.

 

A Doll's House, Part 2

World premiere by Lucas Hnath, directed by Shelley Butler

In the final scene of Ibsen’s classic A Doll’s House, Nora makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children. A door slams. The curtain falls on a stunned audience. Lucas Hnath continues Nora’s story in this intriguing play with a decidedly modern perspective. Fifteen years have passed when there’s a knock on that same door. Why is Nora back—and what will her return mean to those she left behind?

Production program

Giovanni Adams and Chauntae Pink in Little Black Shadows

Little Black Shadows

World premiere by Kemp Powers, directed by May Adrales

“We is shadows. And shadows is seen, not heard.” In pre-Civil war Georgia, Toy and Colis spend long days on the plantation silently serving adolescent twins Mittie and Daniel. But in the dead of night their world comes alive, as they lie beneath their masters’ beds whispering stories to each other through a vent in the wall. When Father announces the family is moving to Louisiana, the children face uncertain futures. Do they dare come out of the shadows? A compelling testament to the power of the human spirit from one of America’s most promising playwrights.

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The Roommate

World premiere by Jen Silverman, directed by Mike Donahue

Recently divorced and living in an old house in Iowa, Sharon finds a sensible roommate like herself—a woman in her fifties—to make ends meet. But she quickly learns that Robyn, a vegan from the Bronx, couldn’t be further from the ladies in her book club. Hell-bent on getting to know Robyn despite their differences, Sharon deploys her friendly Midwestern charm at full force. Their sensibilities are humorously mismatched, but turning over a new leaf can have unintended consequences.

Link to Actors Theatre Information

The wedding party’s either over or just getting started in Matthew Lopez’s comedy “Zoey’s Perfect Wedding” at the Denver Center. (AdamsVisCom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts)

Zoey's Perfect Wedding

World premiere by Matthew Lopez, directed by Mike Donahue

Disaster after disaster follow one unfortunate bride down the aisle, from brutally honest boozy speeches to a totally incompetent wedding planner. Watch in awe as this wildly funny fiasco destroys her expectations with the realities of commitment, fidelity and growing up.

Link to Denver Center coverage

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