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Merging theater and social change, I'm committed to increasing accessibility and diversity in the arts and using the arts to enhance communities' civic lives. Among other causes, I've used theater to grapple with gentrification in Durham, catalyze conversation about identity on college campuses, provide a forum for refugee youth, and amplify the perspectives of those usually on the margins of society.

The Bull City Dignity Project
Co-founded and co-dircted a documentary theater production about Durham history, gentrification, and activism
featuring 10 area high schoolers and based on interviews of over 25 community members
Co-Directed with Lara Haft
Hayti Heritage Center, the Pinhook, and Duke University
Durham, NC August 2015

(Article in The Herald Sun and feature on WUNC)

Humanity in Action Fellowship
Studied Minority Rights in Denmark and the EU
Copenhagen, Denmark and The Hague, Netherlands June 2015

Me Too Monologues
For two years, directed a documentary theater production bout identity on Duke's campus
that reaches 2000 students each year
Expanded the production to twelve other colleges and universities in the US and abroad
Nelson Music Room
Durham, NC, Fall 2012-Present

(Audio Documentary Available Here)

TEDx Talk
Delivered a talk about inequality in the theater world and about
community-based theater forms that aim to combat that inequality
Duke University Reynolds Theater
Durham, NC March 2015

Durham Grown
Directed a set of monologues about town-gown relations in Duke and Durham
Duke Coffeehouse
Durham, NC February 2015

An Indictment
Wrote a play about the history of race and mass incarceration in the US based on testimonies of residents
 of the Durham County Jail, presidential speeches, and Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow
Directed by Colleen Sharp
Durham, NC, March 2016