I am a dramaturg and arts + culture producer whose practice is centred around the creation, development, and production of new work. From the world premiere of over a dozen new plays, to change-listening parties, virtual gatherings, performance installations, video games, dance, and secret backyard shows; I collaborate with an interdisciplinary and inter/national community of makers, with a focus on process. My work has been shared across North America, in Australia, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic.
Working in models for creation and production that are imaginative, participatory, and responsive; I return to the core of an idea, and lets those integral values guide me. Working with grassroots artists as well as regional arts companies and international festivals, I am committed to imbedding intersectional feminist principles and to working in co-leadership and lateral-mentorship structures. I hold a Masters degree from the University of Toronto, and frequently contribute discourse, research, and share practices across the cultural sector. Throughout my career, I continue to ask big questions; take risks, champion ideas, and imagine new futures. My work is deeply rooted in community; creating invitations to participate and provocations for change.
With over a decade of experience, my previous artistic leadership roles include Festival Producer for One Yellow Rabbit’s Annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, where I planned and executed 25 shows (theatre, dance, music, interdisciplinary, and experimental work) over three weeks and encouraged the development of new work through innovative curatorial collaborations and artist-led initiatives. Over seven seasons at Alberta Theatre Projects, I was responsible for new play development and was production dramaturg for a dozen world premieres and 30 projects during all stages of their creation process. At ATP, I launched a national Playwrights Unit, led casting, directed public readings and main stage plays, and curated season programming. In 2019, I was named to Avenue Magazine Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40.
I am a Canadian and Australian citizen, and the descendant of colonial European settlers. Born in Northern Ontario in Treaty 9, the traditional territory of Ojibwe/Chippewa, Mushkegowuk (Cree), Algonquin and Métis Peoples, I currently reside as an uninvited guest committed to mutual respect and care on the unceded and traditional Coast Salish Territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ nations in Victoria, B.C.