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Director of Youth and Community Learning Columbus College of Art and Design


Columbus, OH

Adjunct Faculty

Otterbein University 

(Department of Theatre and Dance 2021-Present)

Westerville, OH

Graduate Teaching Associate The Ohio State University

(Department of Theatre 2016-2021)

Columbus, OH


Arts Department Substitute Lincoln Senior High School


Ypsilanti, MI



Ph.D. Theatre: Performance, History, Theory, 2021

The Ohio State University


MA Applied Theatre:              

Drama in Educational, Community & Social Contexts, 2015     

Goldsmiths College  


B.A. History,  2014

The College of Wooster


AWARDS, GRANTS, AND ACHIEVEMENTS                                                     

Huntington Bank STEAM Funding For Youth Arts, 2022-2023

Awarded to support STEAM program development at CCAD for low-income youth, $100,000


SMARTColumbus & City of Columbus Department of Technology STEAM Funding, 2021-2023

Awarded to support STEAM program development at CCAD for low-income youth, $75,000


CCAD 2022 President’s Award

Awarded to one individual biennially for distinguished professional achievements


CoverMyMeds STEAM Funding, 2022, 

Awarded to support STEAM program development at CCAD for low-income youth, $20,000


The Ohio State University, 2019-2020

“Discovery Themes Initiative” Team Fellowship. Awarded to support interdisciplinary research during the final 2 years of Ph.D. $24,150. 


The Ohio State University, 2019-2020

Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS). Awarded to projects based on academic merit and qualifications of applicant. $3,000


The Ohio State University, 2019-2020

Sesquicentennial Scholars program. Awarded to students who represent the future of Ohio State’s legacy as a Land Grant University. $3,000


HistoryMatters/Back To the Future “Sallie Bingham Grant,” 2018.

This national grant was awarded to projects that staged historical women playwrights in accessible settings. $2,000


The Ohio State University Writing Across the Curriculum, 2016

 “Outstanding Teacher Award: Honorable Mention,”



Goldsmiths College, 2015

“From Oppressed to Possessed: Performance Protest as a Means of Overcoming “Discovery” and Diaspora” Thesis and Degree awarded with Distinction


The College of Wooster

“A Better and Truer Self: the Harris Brothers in Reconstructed North Carolina” Thesis and Degree awarded with Honors.


The College of Wooster, 2013

Allardice-Wise Scholarship Recipient


The College of Wooster, 2010

 Clarence Beecher Allen Scholarship Recipient


RESEARCH INTERESTS AND SPECIALTIES                                                        

Arts Education, Administration, and Policy • Applied Theatre • Intimacy Direction • Black American & Mixed Race Studies • Practice-as-Research • Archival Research • Playwriting • Performance Studies • Directing • Inclusive Pedagogy • Collective Creation • Adaptation 



“Do you feel far from home?”: Explorations of Grief, Lineage, and Mothering in Autobiographical Applied Theatre,” in Applied Theatre and Gender Justice, edited by Lisa S. Brenner and Evenlyn Diaz Cruz. Routledge, 2024.


“Liberating the Classroom: Academic Theatre and Change Making,” in Applied Theatre and Racial Justice: Radical Imaginings for Just Communities, edited by Eunice Ferreira and Lisa Biggs. Routledge, 2024.


“Revisiting Wilson’s “The Ground on Which I Stand” in the Wake of Black Lives Matter,” in August Wilson in Context, edited by Khalid Y. Long, and Isaiah M. Wooden. Cambridge, 2024. 

‘One of a kind, no category:’ Coding Race, Gender, and Excess in Six!,” in Contemporary British Musicals, edited by Clare Chandler and Gus Rowland. Bloomsbury, 2024. 

“Black Squares, White Faces: Cancel Culture and Protest in the Age of Digital Blackface,” in Acts of Rebellion, Activism, and Solidarity in Contemporary Black Theatre and Performance, edited by DeRon S. Williams, Khalid Long, and Martine Green-Rogers. Bloomsbury, 2023.


“Honi soit qui mal y pense:” Succession, Race, and Gender in the Demi-Monde of Storyville, New Orleans,” in “Raceing Queens,” special issue of The Scholar and the Feminist Online, edited by Treva B. Lindsey, Mia Kafantaris, and Sonja Drimmer. Barnard College, 2022


“Michael R. Jackson’s Surreality,” in 50 Key Figures in Contemporary US Queer Theatre, edited by Jimmy Noriega and Jordan Schildcrout. Routledge, 2022. 


Review: “America in the Round: Capital, Race, and Nation at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage,” in 

Theatre Annual, edited by Ann Folino White and Daniel Ciba. The College of William and Mary, 2021.


“Lost Voices in Black Theatre,” Mint Theatre Company, 2021—2022.


“What, to the Descendants of Enslaved Africans, is Juneteenth?” Interzine, 2020. 


“Playwright Biographies” HistoryMatters,, 2020


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS                                                                                             

“Blood, Earth, Water: Towards a Feminist Autoethnographic Approach”

Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Austin, TX, 2023


“The Monstrous Mulatto: Performances of Race, Horror, and Revenge in Victor Sejour's Le Mulâtre”

American Society for Theatre Research, New Orleans, LA, 2022


“Liberating the Classroom: Academic Theatre and Change Making”

Black Theatre Network, Detroit, MI, 2022


“For Us, By Us: Inclusive Pedgagogical Practices”

Black Theatre Network, Virtual Conference, 2021


“Field Conversations: Selecting Inclusive Seasons”

“Lulu White and the Demimondaine of Storyville”

American Society for Theatre Research, Virtual Conference, 2020


“Blood, Earth, Water,” Mixed Race Pedagogical Approaches”

Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Virtual Conference, 2020


“Theatricality and Thanatourism: a Reflective Response on Autoethnography”

American Society for Theatre Research, Arlington, VA, 2019


“Confronting an Aesthetics of Absence: Beyoncé Knowles, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and Kara Walker’s Performative Remembrances”

Comparative Drama Conference, Orlando, FL, 2019


“Revolutionary Wake Work: a Response to Christina Sharpe”

Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference, Boston, MA, 2018


“Silence or violence: the choice is yours.” The Disruptive Power of Violence in Sarah Kane’s Crave”

American Society for Theatre Research, Atlanta, GA, 2017


“Experimental Collectivities Collaborations, and (Dis)embodied Digital Experiences”

Working group and performance making laboratory centered around digital theatre making.

Hemispheric Institute’s Graduate Student Initiative Convergence Toronto, ON, 2017


“Dismantling with 21st Century Tools: #BlackLivesMatter and Livestreaming Trauma”

Paper presented in the Black Theatre Association at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2017


TEACHING EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                          

Adjunct Faculty Otterbein University Department of Theatre and Dance

Spring 2022, 2023 Viewpoints and Composition 

Fall 2021 Directing (Writing Intensive)


Graduate Teaching Associate     The Ohio State University Department of Theatre 

Fall 2018- Spring 2020 Theatre 2367.03 Criticizing Television

Fall 2017- Fall 2020     Theatre 2367.02  African American Theatre History

Summer 2018 RA/TA Summer Abroad in London


INVITED LECTURES                  

January 2024, Denison University. Professional Development Workshop for High School Theatre Educators                                                                            

September 2023, The Ohio State University Dept. Theatre, Film, & Media Arts

“Women on Stage and Screen”


February 2022, Otterbein University Dept. of Theatre and Dance

“Intimacy, Consent, and Safety.” 

November 2021, The Ohio State University Dept. of English, “the Octoroon(s): From Boucicault to Jacobs-Jenkins

November 2019  College of Wooster Dept. of Theatre and Dance


October, 2019, Gateway Film Center, “The Tethered of the Earth:” Post-colonial Readings of Jordan Peele’s Us.

September 2019   Lewis and Clark College,  “Theatricality and Thanatourism”


SELECTED PRODUCTION CREDITS                                             


Director, Otterbein University, 2024


Director, Available Light Theatre, 2024

She Kills Monsters

Director, Denison University, 2023

The Wolves

Director, Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO), 2023

Bright Star

Intimacy Coordinator, Otterbein University, 2023

Slave Play

Intimacy Coordinator, Short North Stage, 2023

The Happy Elf

Director, Columbus Children’s Theatre, 2022

Black Comedy

Director, Otterbein University, 2022

Spring Awakening

Intimacy Coordinator, Short North Stage, 2022

Little Shop of Horrors

Intimacy Coordinator, Short North Stage, 2022

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Intimacy Coordinator, Otterbein University, 2021

Blood Earth Water

Playwright & Actor, The Ohio State University, 2021                         

As You Like It

Director, The Ohio State University, 2020                                 

Once Upon the Oval

Dramaturg, The Ohio State University, 2020(canceled due to         COVID19)                       

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Lysander, The Ohio State University, 2019       

The Women of Ciudad Juarez

Performer, Teatro Travieso (on tour since 2014)         

Sunday Morning in the South

Director, “I, Too, Sing America Festival,” Columbus, OH, 2018


WORKSHOP FACILITATION & CERTIFICATIONS                                                           

Intimacy Coordinator Intimacy Coordinators of Color, 2021

Sojourn Theatre Summer Institute Center for Performance and Civic Practice, 

Sojourn Theatre, 2021

Creating Community                             Columbus College of Art and Design, 2019                     

Westside Stories                                    Third Way Café, Columbus, OH, 2016-2018

Be the Street                                          The Ohio State University, 2016-2020

Women of Ciudad Juarez      Missouri Southern State University, 2016 & Universite de Caldas, 2015

Turning a Little Further               The Young Vic Theatre

Cops in the Head                                   Eastern Michigan University, 2015

Nonverbal Clowning                             Goldsmiths College, 2015

List(less)                                                Goldsmiths College, 2015

Devising with Personal Narratives        Greenwich—Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, 2015

Theatre Half-Term Camp                      Greenwich—Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, 2015



Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Advocacy Committee (2022-2023)

2023 Conference Planning Committee (2022-2023)


Black Theatre Association:

Member-at-Large (2021-2024) 

Graduate Representative (2016-2018)


American Society for Theatre Research

Field Conversations (2022-2024)


The Ohio State University:

Council for Graduate Students (CGS) Representative (2019-2020), Committee Chair for the Council on Academic Affairs (2020)


Performance Studies Working Group

President (2018-2019)

Vice President (2017-18, 2020)


The Graduate Theatre Syndicate

Secretary (2017-18)


OSU Theatre Diversity Task Force (2017)

College of Wooster:

Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society

Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society

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