My involvement with the American Shakespeare Center‘s education division began with an internship when I was in undergrad. A year later, I was back in Staunton as a graduate student. I earned my Master of Letters (MLitt) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama (directing emphasis) in 2006, and my MFA in Directing in 2010. While in graduate school, I directed several acting showcases as well as my MFA thesis project, Love’s Labour’s Lost, for which I collaborated with Eastern Mennonite University Theater.

Since then, I have assisted with staged readings, been a frequent presenter at the Blackfriars Conference, and directed Much Ado About Nothing for the 2016 session of their high school theater camp.

Reflections on my work with the American Shakespeare Center


It might seem like I've been quiet over here, but it's because I have been going all over the place filling up on plays. After…Read more

Every Brilliant Thing at the American Shakespeare Center

This is about a play that deals with suicide. It's okay if you don't want to read it. I went to Staunton yesterday afternoon to…Read more

Macbeth at the American Shakespeare Center (2002/2021)

Time for a story about how I became the director I am. In 2002, I was interning at the American Shakespeare Center. This was before…Read more

Twelfth Night at the American Shakespeare Center

I went to see an actual play, in person, with humans. The last play-ish thing I saw was Bread and Puppets on March 10. I…Read more

Triple-Header at the American Shakespeare Center

I was very excited when I heard about the 2019 summer/fall season at the American Shakespeare Center: Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, and Shaw's Caesar…Read more

The Comedy of Errors at the American Shakespeare Center

I should just start by saying, I am not a fan of The Comedy of Errors. I nearly didn't go to see it. But I…Read more

Merry Wives of Windsor at the American Shakespeare Center

I took the kids to see Merry Wives at a school matinee performance last week. They were--as usual--fidgety as all get out, but later said…Read more

So You Want to Take Your Kid to See A Play...

Why Theater? I have this theory that if your kids get into theater, they'll be too busy to cause much trouble. One of the best…Read more

Much Ado About Shakespeare

All images are by Lindsey Walters, Miscellaneous Media Photography. I was lucky enough to direct Much Ado About Nothing at the American Shakespeare Center Theater Camp this…Read more

Trillil, My Hearts!

It's pancake day, my friends. And that always makes me remember one of the best nights of my life. When I was in grad school,…Read more

Theater History Party

Doing the Bunny Hop in a graduate-level Jonson seminar. Educational, I swear! So, this is what I wrote on Facebook this morning: "[An EMU student] reminded…Read more