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As a creator, I aspire to invoke a more expansive sense of possibility through my work's flirtation with the sublime, the serendipitous, and the surreal. Common themes include climate change, cognitive liberty, queer romance, and intimate justice. At its best, my art is epistemologically promiscuous, spiritually ergonomic, and sensorially immersive. In less pretentious terms, it enchants the senses, tickles the intellect, and speaks to the soul. 


Professionally, I was a Drama League Director's Fellow, a creative consultant for the producers of Sleep No More, Project Coordinator at the Foundation for Contemporary Art in Accra, Ghana, and Program Director at Arte Hacía la Vida in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I lived and worked as a theater director for several years while living in a vintage VW van. I studied directing at Yale, painting at Rhode Island School of Design, and Immersive Storytelling & Film at California Institute of the Arts. I also have certificate in screenwriting and directing from Sundance and have worked at Berkeley Rep, A.C.T., Yale Rep, the Hangar Theater, and Teatro la Tertulia. I'm currently in post-production on a documentary about the Shanghai Jews. My first short Lullaby premiered at the Breckenridge Film Festival, and my recent short Dérive will tour the festival circuit in 2024. 


Curiosity is my cartographer, humor is my guru, mystery is my muse. 

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