M.A., Ph.D., Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

B.A., Film and Music, Hampshire College

National Shakespeare Conservatory

I’m a writer/playwright, director and performer of original, devised and community-based work which has been produced at venues throughout New England, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver. My scholarship concerns the functions and consequences of everyday performance(s) of self and society, and the transformative potentials of comedy, storytelling and dialogue. In 2010, I launched the interdisciplinary faculty-student collaborative blog, The Regis Performance Alliance, which provides a multi-year, multi-vocal reflection upon the ways in which the intentional practice of theatre may be powerfully transformative (and how performance has impacted Regis students). I created, developed and for many years mentored the student sketch-and-improvisational comedy ensemble, OutRegis!, whose emphasis then was using comedy and dialogue together to spark meaningful dialogues around complex social issues. This approach repeatedly tripled attendance and participation in campus diversity dialogues, about which I’ve written and presented. I’m working on my first work of literary fiction, Cowboy State. I teach mainly in the Human Communication and Conflict track.

Sample courses taught:

Communication Theory

Interpersonal Communication

Intercultural Communication

Performances of Self and Society

Divisive Discourses, Difficult Conversations

Comedy, Controversy and Dialogue (Integrative Core)

Theatre and Justice Workshop (Integrative Core)

Curriculum Vitae