Intercultural theatrical experiences. Traditional movement. Creating pieces to provoke meaningful dialogue.
Classically trained. Modern, social justice mentality. Dancer. Singer.
Decolonizing classes on the art of acting and directing. All ages.
My mantra is like campsite rules: leave the world a better place than I found it. My chosen mediums are theatre, experiential performance, & healing.
First, I am a director. My main focus of work is classical re-envisionings through an intercultural lens that use traditional movement & contemporary issues to explore societal inequities & raise awareness- both in process & product. Then I add in satire, silliness, & maybe puppets.
Second, I act. I have classical Stanislavski, Laban, and Theatre of the Oppressed-based training.
Third, I teach. I practice decolonization, anti-racism, and mindfulness in my curriculum. Practice and process oriented.
Fourth, I work in development & community for non-profit companies, helping raise money, secure grants, and build community to serve their missions.
Fifth, and most important, I work at the intersection of Anti-racism, Decolonization, re-Indigenization, Healing, and Art. I am a member of a Bay Area accountability workgroup. I regularly participate in or lead Anti-racist trainings and seminars. I disrupt. I create art that defies white capitalist colonial constructs. I bring an abundance mindset to my community. I seek to heal our communities, heal myself, my ancestors, and generations to come.
I currently reside in Moraga, the traditional unceded land of the Saclan Ohlone. I am originally from Wisconsin, and am a mixed person of the Sami, Potawatomi, & Ojibwe decent (& unknown South American & European descent). I am Queer. I am a Woman and use she/her/they pronouns. I practice both my traditional Indigenous spirituality and my traditional familial Paganism. Identity is complex. If you have any questions about my people, my community ties, and my story, you can ask me. I come from a large midwestern family that eats too much cheese. I still eat too much cheese even here in the Bay. I live with my partner, six-year-old child, and we're expecting a new baby. We have two cats, Almond and Freya. When I'm not making art for the stage, I make more art. I have an online jewelry business. I draw. I paint. I craft. I cook. I commune.
Manahatta. Director. Aurora Theatre Company
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Resumes, portfolios, and references below. Email for most up-to-date info.
A video I directed in collaboration with Bay Area Theater Cypher and Indigenous Artists.
A live virtual fundraiser I produced & directed for Theatre Bay Area. Featuring Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Daveed Diggs, Lauren Gunderson, and others.
Do you have more questions? Are you interested in collaborating on a project? Send me a message, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.