Illuminate was developed with Ignition Arts in Summer 2020 with the help of the CAIRS Undergraduate/ Faculty Research Grant. In an effort to generate collaborative art remotely while crafting meaningful material that will serve the needs of artists and educators right now, we created a new theatre format: Myriodrama. This format was developed using the curriculum of Brennan Check-In.
elevated thoughts: 100 Shadormas from 9,000ft. was created at HBMG's National Winter Playwrights Retreat and then developed in collaboration with then undergraduate BFA candidate, Corinne Prudente. The book is accompanied by an original score to enhance the reading experience. The illustrated poetry book was released with Literati Press in 2020 and then adapted into the short film elevated with OCU's Devising Class in Spring 2020.
After composing the music for Illuminate, I collaborated with OCU undergraduate artist Avery Bruce to soundscape and mix the pieces and Drexel University musician Josh Goldharber to arrange the score and draft a more inclusive, genderless voicing for the parts.
Each year, we recite all 154 sonnets in honor of Shakespeare's birthday at Sonnet-a-thon. With the University shuttered last spring, we moved the endeavor online and created Sonnet-a-log, a catalog of sonnets. On April 23, 2020, all 154 were recited and screened marking a unique collaboration between students, alumni and faculty.
The Fair Play Podcast addresses inequity
in casting by highlighting plays that offer more (and more meaningful!) roles for women. Each episode features 6 titles worthy of investigation.
Co-hosted with UK Professor Kristen Cerelli.