I am a French-American genderqueer director, writer, deviser, movement and stage designer, and visual artist who uses physical theater and rigorous collaboration to investigate human nature
I am the Founding Artistic Director of DangerSwitch!, a collaborative physical theatre ensemble producing original action-based theatre, and co-founder of Table Flip, a newly-formed movement creation team that seeks to explore diverse frameworks for accessing movement generation and training. I am also the Director of New Works for the Pressure Cooker Series at Café Nordo, which launched in 2016 with my original new play, Sundown at the Devil's House.
The heart of my work lives in working with others. I have created a highly collaborative generative process to experiment with storytelling through narrative deconstruction and emotional and physical immediacy. My process includes training performers who work with me in dance, fight, clown and more, fostering both their personal and professional growth, and empowering them to have an equal stake in our collaboration. I believe that creating equity in the artistic process forges a powerful community that is capable of addressing social and political questions on an extremely human-scale, creating immediate and relevant work that confronts social norms, challenges expectations, and changes people. I am grounded by a sense of civic and moral responsibility, sustained by a strong will and tenacious curiosity, and driven by an urgent need to connect with others through radical empathy and inclusion.
I studied devising, directing, and design at the University of Chicago and physical theater at Francine Côté's Clown and Comedy School in Montreal. I have also trained with 500 Clown, Philippe Gaulier, the Neo-Futurists, the SITI Company, Redmoon, and more.
Seattle credits include Café Nordo, Book-it Repertory Theatre, Seattle Immersive Theatre, Annex Theatre, Ghost Light Theatricals, Live Girls, and the Pocket Theatre. Chicago credits include the Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, Redmoon, Collaboraction Theatre, About Face Theatre, and more.
I won the Seattle Writer's 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role of Bach in Chaos Theory at Annex Theatre.