This is the central conviction of the theater—that by listening closely to the lives of others, we will know ourselves more fully, and locate ourselves in a more generous world.
— Martha Lavey
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A graduate of Oberlin College (BA) and the University of Washington (MFA), I have been seen on both small and regional stages in New York, Seattle, Edinburgh, Denver, San Francisco, Cleveland, Jacksonville, New Orleans, and Moscow, ID. Previously, I have taught Acting, Movement and Voice at Oberlin Theater Institute, The University of Washington, Tulane University, CUNY Hunter College, and Juniata College. 

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of New Mexico, specializing in Voice and Speech and Acting. For eight years, I served as head of the Theatre program at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. I am an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, and am a narrator for audiobooks with ACX/Audible.

From 1990 to 1997 I was a company member of Annex, an award winning not-for-profit theater in Seattle, whose mission was to provide an artistic home for emerging artists, and a forum for new work.  From 2007-2015, I was a company member of The Gravity Project, a devised theatre company based in Huntingdon, PA.

Directing- Pippin,Angels in America, Part I: Milennium Approaches,Twelfth Night,The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Metamorphoses, Arcadia, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Middletown, The Samuel Beckett Circus, The School for Scandal, Macbeth, Threepenny Opera, Linnell Festival, Under Milk Wood.

Specialties: Teaching pedagogy: Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Open Source Forms, Skinner Releasing Technique, Viewpoints, Suzuki, Stella Adler and Meisner studio work, Linklater, Shakespeare, Musical Theatre, Singing, Dialect Coaching, Aerial Dance.

Photography by joanna degeneres and kate clarke