Theater & Performance Practice

I am a writer, director, and devisor of new work. I am also the co-founder of two public performance ensembles – Shakespeare im Park Berlin and The UC Movement for Efficient Privatization (UCMeP) – both of which are committed, in different ways, to performance as a social practice. Between 2010 and 2014, Shakespeare im Park’s site-specific performances drew thousands of audience members to Berlin’s Görlitzer Park in order to rethink its dynamic spaces as simultaneous sites of multi-lingual and inter-cultural performance, (post)dramatic (ir)reverence, and participatory art. Between 2009 and 2011, UCMeP engaged performance as a tactical means of “creative protest” and mobilization against the austerity measures that beset public education in California. These groups have been featured in scholarly forums like Theatre Survey and South Atlantic Quarterly, as well as in more popular outlets such as the London Guardian, Tagesspiegel, Berliner Zeitung, San Francisco Chronicleand Robert Reich’s 2013 film Inequality for All. In 2015, I was a fellow at the New York Drama League’s Directors Project.

The Rock Garden

Wagner, Max! Wagner!

Strength & Health: March

Utopia™ – Where All is True

Orson Welles Presents Henry IV for the Radio

Henry IV / Heinrich der Vierte

UC Movement for Efficient Privatization (UCMeP)

The Plebeians Rehearse the Uprising

A Street Scene

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui