Actor, Teaching Artist
Theater Studies, 2008
Actor, Teaching Artist
Center for Puppetry Arts
After graduation, I worked with Synchronicity Theater, Theater in the Square, Out of Hand Theater, the Center for Puppetry Arts, as well as with the talented Atlanta artists Michael Haverty, Brian Mercer, and Clint Thornton. During Fall 2011, I spent three months training with Double Edge Theater in Ashfield, Massachusetts. Since then I have had a busy 2012: working with SAIAH International at The Goat Farm Arts Center producing the world premiere of Rua | Wulf, producing a puppet show with fellow alum Emma Yarbrough for the Center for Puppetry Arts’ 2012 Xperimental Puppetry Festival, and playing Puck in Serenbe Playhouse’s outdoor spectacle, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
I am currently working with Michael Haverty and The Object Group. The Object Group is a dedicated ensemble of performers, devisers, and artists working in collaboration to create interactive, contemporary performance mixing object theater, tableau vivant, puppetry, movement and sound. In addition to producing our “mainstage” outdoor production, Chapel Perilous, we are working in conjunction with the High Museum on interactive educational programming.
Highlights at Emory
John m. Ammerman’s mime class, exploring Electra with Janice Akers in her production of Iphegenia and Other Daughters, Train Story with Tim McDonough, a semester studying commedia dell’arte in Arezzo, Italy, Principles of Design with Leslie Taylor and Greg Catallier, Donald McManus’ eternal faith in clowning during Oh What a Lovely War!, senior year Rathskellar career with Mollie Taxe and Kate Southern, the entire devoted cast of Andrew Simon’s production of Bat Boy: The Musical for AdHoc, and receiving the Friends of Theater Emory Award upon graduation.
The program at Emory is small enough to feel like a family but large enough to offer extensive opportunities in all aspects of the theater. The work – scripts, one-acts, stories, plays – Theater Emory chooses to produce is brilliant: classics and never-been-seen, tough and juicy stuff. The productions employ the most gifted and patient local actors to work alongside students, fostering respect and collaboration. Skills students learn in the classroom are directly applied in a theater setting. Theater at Emory has truly shaped my perception on the world and grounded me in my life as an artist.