Research

Editorials            

TYA Today: Spring 2018
“Internships and Fellowships in TYA: The Importance of Being Heard”

Publications In Process    

Thesis Research: Using Theatre for the Very Young Theory to Create New Possibilities for Teen Engagement in Theatre for Young Audiences

Interrogating EDI Initiatives in TYA: Professional Production Practices and the Inclusion of Young Performers of Color

Then and Now: Teaching the US Civil Rights Movement with Drama Based Pedagogy 

The Young People’s Theatre Company: A Proposed Model for Youth Inclusion in Professional Theatre Companies

Conference Presentations        

University Interscholastic League Student Activity Conference                                                            
Interactive workshops on Musical Theatre dance basics and original Broadway choreography from Hairspray.

Research

Teaching Play Thesis Collaborator                                                 
Served as a collaborator in the development, creation, and facilitation of third-year lighting design MFA Bill Rios’ thesis project. The project aimed to explore how the ideas and vision of young people can be incorporated into the design process. 
                
Performing Justice Project Thesis Collaborator                                                                             

Collaborated with third-year Drama and Theatre for Youth and Community MFAs Faith Hillis and Laura Epperson on their thesis project, The Performing Justice Project. Used a performance-building process to devise original theatre that engages young people in imagining and enacting gender and racial justice in their own lives and communities. 

“Du Iz Tak?” Performance Research                                                                    

Participated as a researcher and performer in Taylor Jane Cooper’s adaptation of the children’s book “Du Iz Tak?” by Carson Ellis into an original Theatre for the Very Young piece. Partnered with Casa Marianella in Austin, TX to workshop performance vignettes with young refugees in their home spaces