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actor / writer / teaching artist / solo performer  

As an actor, I have worked in Chicago for over 20 years, at venues such as Victory Gardens, Northlight, Chicago Dramatists, Shattered Globe, Drury Lane, and 16th Street Theatre.

As a writer, I work with 2nd Story, a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. My original solo shows The Half Life of Magic and Love Thy Neighbor…till it hurts have been produced by Fillet of Solo at Lifeline Theatre, Next Theatre in Evanston, and 16th Street Theatre in Berwyn.  

As a teaching artist, I create performance pieces and stories with collaborators ages 5 to 85. I am the Education Director at Lifeline Theatre, and have designed lots of programs for kids, on everything from bullying prevention to etiquette. At the Goodman Theatre, I teach storytelling and performance to adults as part of the GeNarrations program.

Through Wavelength, an award winning comedy ensemble that performs for educators, I have created and led professional development workshops for teachers and executives all over the country on communication skills, storytelling and improvisation. My many years with Wavelength have taught me the value of bringing a sense of humor to everything I do.