I graduated from the Pig Iron School / University of the Arts in Philadelphia with an MFA in Devised Performance. Before that I was a Latin and Greek teacher with an undergraduate degree in Classical Philology from Harvard University.
I have performed, directed, and coached improv comedy for the last six years. I have performed at improv festivals in the US and Canada. For the last six years, I have performed weekly (for the most part) improv comedy shows in Philadelphia, mostly with the teams The Future and Dream Tank. I have taught improv at the Philly Improv Theater to children and adults, both beginners looking to expand their horizons and advanced improvisers looking to hone their craft.
I have facilitated team-building workshops in conjunction with the Pig Iron Theater Company and Philly Improv Theater for organizations like Comcast and the Wharton School of Business. I have taught improvisation and physical theater classes and workshops in Philadelphia. I was once paid to recite Duchamp’s manifesto in a men’s bathroom at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I looked like this.
I have accompanied improv groups with live, musical accompaniment. I have composed songs for podcasts, theatrical productions, independent films, and short comedic web sketches. Samples of my work (with my songwriting partner Drew Evans) can be found here.
I am now based out of Ithaca, NY.