Theatre or theater?
R-E. I embrace my pretentiousness.
Strangest theatre-related job?
I was the wardrobe supervisor/backstage person for a show with rip-away underwear. And juggling. And an absurd amount of fresh produce. That’s all I’m going to say.
What experience made you want to become a director?
I directed Three Tall Women for my senior project in college. And I had a fantastic time, beginning to end. That show made me grow as a person and artist. The morning after the final performance, I woke up early and tried to catch up on all the reading I’d neglected during tech week. After about 15 minutes, I remember thinking, “What am I doing? What do I care about racial tension in England?* I should be directing another play!” That’s when I knew I was in it for the long haul.
*Please note: I actually do really care about racial tension in England. Peace and love.
Very first role on stage?
In first grade, I was in a play about a community of mice and the big, mean cat that constantly tried to chase and eat them. My character, Small Mouse, found a bell to put around the cat’s neck, so we’d know when he was around and could hide.
I’m a director. I’m perfect. And I’m always right.
If you were a 1980s television show sidekick, who would you be?
Jodie from “Today’s Special.” Anyone else remember that show? It took place in a department store after-hours. The mall + magic spells + singing Canadians = Amazing television!