Producer/education 

Director of Education and Community Engagement  (Transcendence Theatre Company)     Sonoma, CA | May 2018- Jan '21​

  • Produced all education and community programming for 10,000 youth and adults annually. Transcendence Education focuses on equitable arts access for all. Content was delivered virtually (live and pre-recorded) and in-person

  • Oversaw private donor and institutional grant funding for education programming and personally wrote and obtained $445,000 of national and local grants and donations

  • Created and managed all Corporate Professional Development programming for Google, Sotheby’s, and Bay Area professionals 

    • Professional On Camera Workshops​

    • Live and Virtual Team Buildings 

  • As a member of the senior leadership staff I worked closely with the executive team, department directors, and managers to support all organizational strategic calendar and budget planning

  • Supervised year round staff consisting of full time Education Coordinators and Teaching Artists that expanded seasonally to fourteen Teaching Artists and project leads

  • Created twelve weeks of Arts Integrated Curriculum for English Language Development courses of study for grades 1-5 (CCSS, CA Arts Ed Framework, ELD Standards). Received California Arts Council grant, expanded to multiple districts/schools

  • Curated production process and directed Sotheby’s Wine Country Real Estate Agent Intro Video Program

  • Wrote, produced and directed four educational videos for Google’s (Virtual) Take Your Child To Work (from home) Day

  • In response to Covid-19, I co-wrote, produced and directed sixteen virtual arts integrated classes for English Language Development with resources in English and Spanish

  • Produced written works and beat creation for Sonoma County Juvenile Hall youth recordings

  • Produced and directed Latinx teen ensemble original work based on social and political impacts of 2020 Census

  • Awards 2020: BroadwayWorld Arts Educator of the Decade | BroadwayWorld Best Youth Theatre Camp/After School Program Of The Decade

Founder & Producing Director (Epoch Creative NYC )                                                                New York, NY | 2014-Present​

  • Produced live performances, web content/short films by and for BIPOC artists amounting to over 750,000 total views 

  • Wrote, produced and directed comedic web series exploring BIPOC artists navigating NYC actor life

  • Wrote, produced and directed web series centering the Black experience on Broadway

  • Co-author & Producer 2019 Slamdance Screenplay Contest Quarter finalist for pilot “TEMP”

  • Consultant for New York City BIPOC organizations assisting in development and programming strategies

Administrative Assistant: (Project Broadway)                                                                                New York, NY | Spring 2018

  • Created curriculum and hired teaching artists for Anti-Bullying & Self Empowerment Workshops for schools and local nonprofits 

  • Organized Broadway Panel Discussion at St. Hope Leadership Academy

  • Arranged for Harlem middle school students to attend "Spongebob: the Musical" on Broadway complete with cast talk back 

 

Producer: #SONOMASTRONG Broadway Benefit Concert                                                        New York, NY | November 2017

  • Procured venue, band, rehearsal space, and all performance materials for event

  • Organized 30 Broadway performers in benefit concert raising proceeds for Sonoma fire victims

 

Fred Coe Artist in Residence (Vanderbilt University)                                                                    Nashville, TN | March 2017

  • Created movement and narratives for LGBTQ+ cast of Cabaret Vanderbilt: Gender play

  • Facilitated artistic process that explored gender identity that aided in students’ generative work

  • Guest lecturer for University Theater Department on artistic entrepreneurship and self produced works

 

Independent Producing/ Direction                                                                                                 Ongoing

  • Directed thirteen episode web series centering LGBTQ+ narrative (NYC) 

  • "My Secrets"- Sarah Girard. Conceptualized performance style, co-wrote script, and directed  (NYC)

  • "Owl Jolson" -Caleb Teicher & Co. Dramaturgically supported intelligible storyline in collaboration with director (NYC)

  • Facilitated artistic process that explored gender identity that aided in students’ generative work

  • Guest lecturer for University Theater Department on artistic entrepreneurship and self produced works

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP                                               

EDUCATION

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • Bachelors of Fine Art in Musical Theatre 

CERTIFICATES/ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Epoch Education 

  • Compassionate Dialogue Certification (April 2021) ​

TYA USA/ Arts in Color 

  • Antiracism TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) 

PRESS