Thank you everyone who came out to KOA Theater and made our little weird dark comedy about living with disability into a sleeper hit. Thank you as well to Aloha Independent Living Hawaii for your partnership. Until next time!
“YOU’RE NOT SICK” IS OPENING AT KOA THEATER ON APRIL 14!
Ava has an unexplained illness arrive overnight that leaves her disabled, leaving her to navigate a series of frustrating and quirky characters comprising her surprisingly ableist community, including a callous doctor, inquisitive Uber drivers, and an anthropomorphic spoon. You’re NOT Sick new dark comedy about living with disability in Hawai’i in 2023.
We are partnering with Aloha Independent Living Hawaii, a fantastic nonprofit organization who provides independent living programs and services for persons with disabilities in all over Hawai’i. Every performance will have representatives available with more information.
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“WHAT’S LEFT BEHIND” WON THE PLANET EARTH AWARD AT KCACTF
My seven-minute play “What’s Left Behind,” a play about climate change, the end of the human race, and real estate savvy cockroaches, won the National Playwright Program’s Region VIII Planet Earth Award at this year’s KCACTF. Click to watch the staged reading (featuring a rare acting performance from yours truly!).
MY DISSERTATION IS NOW AVAILABLE ON PROQUEST
My dissertation “Metanoia And Our Legacy: The Fostering Of Student Agency Through Devised Theatre Education” is now available from ProQuest. Based on quantitative and qualitative analyses from two case studies, I argue that a devised theatre educational methodology aimed at allowing students as much agency as possible can be a formidable learning methodology in an increasingly shifting and unpredictable world.
EMBODIED PLAYWRITING COMING OUT SOON
My chapter on playwriting exercises aimed at worldbuilding through devised and improv exercises in Routledge’s Embodied Playwriting is coming out soon, stay tuned for more details!
I WAS FEATURED IN HAWAII BUSINESS MAGAZINE
My theatre work with the students at Waipahu High School was recently featured in an article emphasizing the successes and challenges of COVID-era teaching in Hawaii. Click here to read the article
“OUR LEGACY” PERFORMED BY THE STUDENTS OF WAIPAHU HIGH SCHOOL
It was amazing and humbling to be invited back to facilitate/direct/dramaturg Waipahu High School’s new original devised piece, Our Legacy, created and filmed during Oʻahu’s masking and social distancing restrictions of in-person learning in autumn 2021.
“WE EMERGE” PERFORMED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI
I was humbled to work with such a talented group of artists to create this devised piece of digital theatre around the idea of we, as a society, emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to everyone who viewed!
“METANOIA” PERFORMED BY THE STUDENTS OF WAIPAHU HIGH SCHOOL
I was thrilled to facilitate/direct/dramaturg Waipahu High School’s original devised piece Metanoia, created and filmed entirely over Google Meet!
“THREE HOUR DISTANCE” PERFORMED SOCIALLY DISTANCED
I’m so thrilled Eastbound Theatre chose my play THREE HOUR DIFFERENCE for their socially distant East/West Playfest in Milford, CT!