projects

key || p: performance art   d: dramaturgy  e: engagement  a: academia

current:

ucla doctoral student in world arts and culture: researching ex-yugoslav rural culture, anarchist anthropology, and everyday intimacy. 

past:

practical aesthetics: negotiating sickness in serbia and macedoniamaster’s thesis; university of california, los angeles; 2017

“practical aesthetics: negotiating sickness in serbia”: conference presentation at rice university in houston, tx on october 14, 2017.

labors of landscape: collaborative performance with zachary tate porter and mari beltran. performed as part of one night stand los angeles, 2017.

death and romance: workshop performance with Franko B, september 2016.

p melting the fearbelgrade, serbia, august 2016.

p entrain+entrail: durational boxing performance, june 2016.

p fertility goddess in 2016 A.D.” solo performance in collaboration with la pocha nostra at highways in santa monica, ca.

de pearldamour’s milton: written by lisa d’amour, directed by katie pearl, projections by jim findlay, music by brendan connelly. first performed in milton, north carolina in 2014; future performances planned for 2015-2017 in wisconsin, massachusetts, oregon, and louisiana.

de playwrights foundation’s literary associate

de impact theatre’s literary manager & resident dramaturg

welcome to fear city by kara lee corthron: dramaturg for this play-in-development. staged reading at playwrights foundation’s bay area playwrights festival in 2015. 

d “psychodramaturgy”: presentation on dramaturgical methodology at the 2015 lmda conference at columbia university.

de cal shakes’ the triangle lab (associate): 2013-2015, collaborated with cal shakes’ associate artistic director rebecca novick to develop the triangle lab–a new works/community engagement wing within cal shakes.

demceeing with our ancestors: conference presentation on trauma/memory/ritual/healing in contemporary balkan (musical) theatre. presented at the subverting academia & subversive academics performance studies conference at the university of maryland, college park in march 2015.

impact theatre’s the dragon playwest coast premiere fall 2014, written by jenny connell davis and directed by tracy ward.

kennedy center’s mfa playwrights’ workshop (and the dramaturgs corps of the potomac): david jacobi’s the widower, directed by tina parker, lead dramaturg: mark bly. july 25-august 3 in washington d.c.

d furyfactory/raw materials/program 4: bad unkl sista’s the space between, kim harmon’s it/self, and ragged wing ensemble’s how to ripen. performs 7/15 and 7/16 in san francisco, california
>> read interviews for this project here

d berkeley repertory theatre’s ground floor: 2014 june summer residency lab in berkeley, california. collaborating artists included john leguizamo, anna deveare smith, aditi brennan kapil, DARUNAM, lisa d’amour, katie pearl, jim findlay, brendan connelly, dave malloy, deborah stein, suli holum, jiehae park, kara lee corthron, and others.

de shotgun players’ daylighting: written by dan wolf, directed by rebecca novick. ran 5/21-6/22/2014 in berkeley, california
>> download my program article
>> watch my story circle selections
>> read my glossary 

impact theatre’s bread and circuses: curated by steve yockey, directed by desdemona chiang, and written by roberto aguirre-sacasa, prince gomolvilas, declan greene, lauren gunderson, dave holstein, jc lee, ross maxwell, lauren yee, and steve yockey. ran 2/27-4/6/2014 in berkeley, california
>> read my process blog

the triangle lab’s califas festivalco-produced by california shakespeare theater and intersection for the arts, featured the world-premiere of luis alfaro’s alleluia with campo santo. ran 10/2-11/17/2013 in san francisco, california

the triangle lab’s civic practice: theatre and civic engagement: workshop organized with sojourn theatre’s michael rohd. 7/26/2013 in san francisco, california

word as power: assia djebar’s “la femme en morceaux”: senior honors thesis in comparative literature at uc davis under the advice of noha radwan, ph.d. presented at the national conference for undergraduate research in lacrosse, wisconsin, the uc davis undergraduate research conference, and the uc berkeley comparative literature symposium. completed spring 2013 in davis, california
>> view my conference notes

uc davis granada artist-in-residence/the house of bernarda alba: new adaptation by chay yew, directed by juliette carrillo. ran 3/8-3/18/2012 in davis, california

astaging signification: the role of the dramaturg as social commentator: research project presented at the national conference from undergraduate research in ogden, utah and the uc davis undergraduate research conference. completed in the fall/winter of 2011 in davis, california
>> view my conference notes

uc davis granada artist-in-residence/the zona rosa project: ensemble piece directed by michael barakiva and designed by john iacovelli. ran 10/13-10/16/2011 in davis, california

aurora theatre company’s speech and debate: written by stephen karam and directed by robin stanton. ran 6/11-7/18/2010 in berkeley, california

impact theatre’s twelfth night: william shakespeare directed by melissa hillman. ran 5/6-6/12/2010 in berkeley, california

berkeley repertory theatre’s teen one acts festival: resident dramaturg for 2009/2010 seasons, including roxie perkins’ to all the ideas i’ve loved before, pt.I, which ran from 4/3-4/11/2009 in berkeley, california

 west edge opera’s the ballad of baby doe: by douglas moore, directed by jonathan khuner. ran in july, 2009 in berkeley, california

san francisco lyric opera’s rigoletto: directed by attila béres and conducted by barnaby palmer. ran 4/17-26/2009 in san francisco, california

la pocha nostra’s mapa/corpo 2: interactive rituals for the new millennium: created by guillermo gomez-peña, performed during the living word festival. performed on october 18, 2008 in san francisco, california

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