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December: Backwards & Forwards

Updated: Mar 31, 2023

It’s that time of year again! This post covers some highlights of the past year, along with some things I am looking forward to in 2023. I’m also planning to revamp some sections of my website early in January, so keep an eye out for that!

At the beginning of 2022 I started an email list to share each these monthly blog updates so if you are here from that, thanks so much for stopping by. If you’d like to sign up for the mailing list, you can do that on the Resume & Contact page. Wishing you many wonderful adventures in the new year.

Quote of the Month

"Go back? No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!"

- Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit

A few December celebrations!

Current & Upcoming

I am continuing to work on the season-long projects I’ve discussed throughout the fall, as well as getting ready to serve on several play reading committees in January. And who knows what else may be on the horizon!

The Year in Production Art

Between moving (twice!) and gaining tremendous literary and administrative experience during my time at Roundabout, I haven’t spent as much time in the rehearsal room this year as some — at least in the traditional sense. But if the past few years have taught me anything it’s that finding creative ways to make art is as important a skill for a director to hone as any. Throughout 2022 I directed two new plays in podcast format, dramaturged several others, and provided administrative support for many readings and workshops.

Continuing a tradition started last December, here’s the year in production artwork for the projects and theatre seasons I worked on:

Media & Art Highlights from 2022

Not to add another “best of” list to the fray… But hopefully a more broadly defined shoutout (in no particular order) to what stands out and sticks with me when looking back on what I read and watched this year across varied mediums:

Fat Ham at The Public Theater . The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune . Florence and Mojo at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ . The Hours at the Metropolitan Opera . Wish You Were Here at Playwrights Horizons . Siren Queen by Nghi Vo . Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway . Everything Everywhere All At Once . Twelfth Night at Classical Theatre of Harlem . The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien . The Skin Of Our Teeth at Lincoln Center Theatre . Surrealism Beyond Borders at The Metropolitan Museum of Art . for colored girls… on Broadway . Emma by Jane Austen. How I Learned to Drive at Manhattan Theatre Club . Ashley Bryan & Langston Hughes: Sail Away at the Morgan Library . You Will Get Sick at Roundabout Theatre Company . When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill . Wedding Band at Theatre for a New Audience . Laodamia by Catherine Bernard . The final Broadway performance of Come From Away

I'll leave you with a few photo highlights

from the year. On we go!

( Brooklyn Botanic Garden . Boston . Broadway Openings . Waterford, CT . Tony Awards . New York Renaissance Faire . Classical Theatre of Harlem . 54 Below . Bryant Park )


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