Curriculum Vitae

(condensed; contact for complete CV)

Education

Yale School of Drama

          D.F.A. (Dec. 2021) Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism

          M.F.A. (May 2018) Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism

Vassar College

         B.A. (May 2011) Drama & Art History

 

Professional Experience in Theater and Performance (selected)

Page 73. Research Assistant (2021-present)


Yale Repertory Theater. Artistic Fellow (2019-20)

 

Yale Repertory Theater. Literary Associate (2018-19)


Yale University Performance Studies Working Group. Co-Convener (2018-20)


Theater Magazine. Managing Editor (2016-17)

Professional dramaturgy credits include work for the Yale Repertory Theater, Yale School of Drama, Yale Cabaret, Yale Summer Cabaret, the Goodman Theater, Jackalope Theater, and others.

Academic Positions

    

University of San Diego. Lecturer (2021-)


University of Amsterdam. Guest Researcher (2020-21)


Yale College. Teaching Fellow (2019-20)

Connecticut College. Adjunct Assistant Professor (2019)

Books


Toward a Just Pedagogy of Performance: Historiography, Narrative, and Equity in Dramatic Practice (editor) (Routledge, under contract)

 

Digital Humanities Work


LGBTQ+ Archive Project (link). (creator)
 

Publications (Articles and Creative Work--Selected)

“Remembering Stonewall as It Actually Was—and a Movement as It Really Is.” With Scott W. Stern. The New Republic. June 2019.

The Other World (world premiere production). Produced at the Yale Cabaret, April 2017.

“Why I’m Not Excited for The Normal Heart” On Indiewire. May 2014.

 

Publications (Book Reviews--Selected)

“Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the '80s Films That Defined Us” (Michael Koresky, Hanover Square Press, 2021) and “The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture” (Grace Perry, Griffin, 2021), Los Angeles Review of Books (2021)

“To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle Against HIV / AIDS” (Dan Royles, University of North Carolina Press, 2020), Los Angeles Review of Books (2020)

 

“Radical Black Theatre in the New Deal” (Kate Dossett, University of North Carolina Press, 2020), New England Theatre Journal (2020)

“Other Books,” TDR. (2020)

 

“The Bodies of Others: Drag Dances and Their Afterlives” (Selby Wynn Schwartz, Michigan 2019). Theatre Survey. Vol. 61, Issue 2, 2020.

“One-Dimensional Queer” (Roderick A. Ferguson, Polity 2019). QED: A Journal in LGBT Worldmaking. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2020.

“Stage Fright: Plays from the San Francisco Poets Theater” (Kevin Killian, Kenning 2019). Lambda Literary. June 2019.

“A Childhood of No Happy Memories” (review of The End of Eddy, Édouard Louis, DailyKos, November 2017.

 

Conference Presentations (selected)

“Workers, Artists, Revolutionaries: Examining a 1970s Queer Liberation Collective,” American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Fall 2021, San Diego, CA

“A Very Specific Anarchy: The Cockettes' Subversion, Critique, and Celebration of Gender,” American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Fall 2019, Arlington, VA

“Arousal of Body and Spirit in "Crimes Against Nature," American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Fall 2018, San Diego, CA

“Space Unsafe: Queer Grief After Pulse” Performance Studies International (PSi), Summer 2017, Hamburg, Germany

“Localizing Practices of Human Trafficking in Cora Bissett’s Roadkill,” American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Fall 2016, Minneapolis, MN

“Reclaiming Homosexual Intimacy in a World Beset by AIDS: Affection, Immorality, and Community in Robert Chesley’s Jerker,” Comparative Drama Conference (CDC), Spring 2016, Baltimore, MD

Represented About Face Theatre (Chicago, IL) at Black Women’s Playwright’s Group Conference on Cyber Narrative Project at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Winter 2012, Washington DC

“Performance Studies: The Key Concepts,” Ford Scholar’s Research Symposium, Vassar College, Fall 2009

 

Invited Lectures (selected)

 

“Insurgent City: Performance and Leftism in 1970s San Francisco,” University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), Amsterdam, NL (Fall 2020)

“Specific Anarchy: Subversion of Gender in 1970s San Francisco” for the Performance Studies Working Group. Fall 2019, Interdisciplinary Performance Studies at Yale.

“Angels in America” for Sources of World Drama. Spring 2019, Vassar College.

“On Brecht” for Survey of Theater and Drama. Spring 2019, Yale College.

 

University Service (selected)

Graduate Affiliate, Branford College, Yale University (2015-present)

Student Representative, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism Hiring Search, Yale University (2017, 2018)

Artistic Associate for Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale Cabaret (2016-2017)

Research Assistant, Prof. Gabrielle Cody, Vassar College (2007-2011)

 

Awards and Fellowships (selected)

Writing Fellowship, Yale School of Drama (2020) (for doctoral work)

G. Charles Niemeyer Award, Yale School of Drama (2019) (for doctoral work)

Yale Repertory Theatre Doctoral Fellowship (2018) (for doctoral work)

Adolph Sutro Fellowship, Vassar College (2016) (for study at Yale)

Dorothy Evans Fellowship, Vassar College (2015) (for study at Yale)

Molly Thatcher Kazan Prize for Excellence in Theatre Arts, Vassar College (2011)

Departmental Distinction for Senior Thesis, Vassar College (2011)

Ann Cornelisen Fellowship for Foreign Language Study Abroad, Vassar College (2010)

Ford Scholar Grant for Summer Research, Vassar College (2009)

Honors Scholar, Grinnell College (2006)

California Arts Scholar Award, California Institute for the Arts (2005)