German and French, 2005
Director, New York City's Theatre Row
After earning a bachelor's degree in German and French with minors in theatre and communication, I taught in France for a year and completed an apprenticeship at the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. I earned a master's degree in fine arts in directing from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University and have directed more than 30 productions overseas and in the U.S.
Dr. N.J. Stanley, associate professor and chair of theatre, continues to be a mentor in my life. It is really thanks to J. Stanley that "Bash: Three Plays" by Neil LaBute had another life when I performed it recently at Lycoming with fellow alum Dustin Crouse. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to see the practical side of a career -- how what we were taught as undergrads can be applied to life. Our goal with the Lycoming production was to bring intimate NYC theatre to Williamsport.