Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Music, Radio/Television, Storytelling, Theatre, Vocal; Visual Arts: Film, Performers and Writers; set, prop, costume design
I’m a theatre artist, teaching artist, and the Producing Artistic Director of Cobblestone Players, a theatre company based in York County.
This Spring 2022, I jammed all 24 books of Homer’s epic poem, “The Odyssey” into a one-act play written in the style of a Greek comedy. It was sort of like Mel Brooks meets the Greek gods on a grassy knoll.
As a teaching artist, I created ChemProv, an integrated art form that combines the Periodic Table of the Elements with Improvisational Theatre. I also researched and wrote, “PA Sampler,” a Cobblestone Players show for all ages that gives glimpses into local PA history through folk songs and stories.
I’m the Standardized Patient Educator at York Hospital. I use my theatre skills to be a positive influence on caregiver-patient relationships. I collaborate with medical professionals to create patient cases. I train Standardized Patients in how to enact those cases and how to give feedback on interpersonal relations.
Throughout my endeavors I’ve worked with folks from many different backgrounds, ages 3-98. It’s fun to bridge cultural gaps and language barriers through theatrical play.
My art making stems from the belief that everything, everyone, and every moment is viable, workable, usable, valid and potentially brilliant. I believe in the potential for beauty in both the perfect and perfectly imperfect. I believe comedy is funnier when it comes from a place of love, when it connects rather than divides. I believe in making things happen.