Lincoln Center, Jan-Feb
Production and Stage Management
Have you ever wondered what happens to your shadow while you sleep? Trusty Sidekick Theater Company’s original play for children from ages 2 - 5 years old sends audiences on a thrilling multimedia, nonverbal adventure answering that very question.
Such a fun world of cardboard and projections and mischief to manage, and I'm looking forward to taking it to IPAY in early 2018!
Lincoln Center, Feb-Apr
Assistant Director /
Production Stage Manager
Somewhere in the city, there is a tent. Inside this tent, there is an entire forest. And inside every tree trunk, and under every rock, there is a story. Together with Trusty Sidekick, we'll gaze through our binoculars, look for shooting stars, and entertain porcupines with a good joke. This intimate theater is presented in two distinct versions, for the youngest adventurers (2-5) as well as audience members on the autism spectrum, using innovative puppetry and immersive staging to conjure the sights and sounds of a vibrant forest.
Regret + Time Travel
Dixon Place Lounge, March
Dixon Place Mainstage, Sept-Oct
Charlotte Moroz and I have spent the large part of 2017 developing this new puppet folk musical. Inspired by the desire to interview strangers and write music from their answers, Charlotte took to the subways asking anyone and everyone, their thoughts on the feasibility of time travel, where they would go if it were possible and if regret ever had anything to do with it. From these interviews we came to the conclusion that there is a troubling aversion to traveling into the future.
Naturally, we decided we must take our audiences into the future.
Our first iteration of the piece, performed in Dixon Place's Lounge space, was a song cycle based directly from these interviews, tied together with the goal of using music to time travel, and to take our audience into the future with us.
Our second iteration was developed with The Society for Misfit Puppets and accepted to Dixon Place's Puppet BloK, adding two new cast members, an overhead projector and a giant black hole puppet. Our merry band of scientists have lost their Science Boss in time, right before their presentation to NASA (you the audience) on their discoveries on music based time travel. Like a TED Talk gone terribly wrong, our scientists discover another impending doom and are forced to travel into the future with NASA, something never done before. We presented a 20min selection of our still developing musical and are continuing to work on it, planning for future iterations.
Attack of the Elvis Impersonators
The Lion Theatre, Apr-July
Assistant Stage Manager
When Drac Frenzie, a burnt-out world famous heavy metal icon decides to save himself from self-destruction by impersonating Elvis, an amazing thing happens-- which leads him to not only saving himself, but also the world.
One of the craziest shows I've ever worked on. Incredible team and plenty of memories and stories to share from working on this musical.
Ottos Shrunken Head
Director / Co-Producer
Charlotte Moroz has landed herself a monthly slot on a stage at the back of Otto's Shrunken Head, a tiki bar in the Lower East Side. She and I brainstormed for a bit what we could do on a stage at the back of a bar and have stumbled upon a monthly improv musical.
We start with a topic, ranging from Greek Mythology to Cleopatra to discoveries of life on other planets to Jurassic Park. Then we bring a group of talented musicians onstage and they on-the-spot, in-the-moment create a new song based off the plot points of that story. It's been thrilling and I can't wait for the next one. Check us out every first Wednesday of the month! Below is a clip from the finale of Cleopatra