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RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

  • RBC Intern Director
  • Acting Upstage Company 
  • (2016/17)
  • Resident Artist Educator 
  • Young People’s Theatre
  • (2015/16; 2016/17)
  • Storefront Theatre Playwright’s Unit 
  • Facilitated by Emma Mackenzie Hillier
  • (2015-2016)
  • Stratford Festival Playwright’s Retreat
  • Facilitated by Bob White 
  • (2014)
  • Professional Theatre Training Program
  • Theatre Ontario
  • (2014, with Ashlie Corcoran)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Award
  • Ontario Region
  • (2002)

WORKSHOPS AND ADJUDICATION

  • Professional Development Guest Artist 
  • Toronto, York, and Peel School Boards
  • (2011-present)
  • Drama Festival Adjudicator 
  • Sears Ontario Drama Festival
  • (2014; 2016)
  • Various Workshops in Collective Creation, Playwriting, and Queer Perspectives in the Classroom
  • Council of Dramatic and Dance Educators Conference
  • (2010-present)
  • Accessible Creation-Based Drama for Non-Actors
  • Art at the Heart: United Church of Canada Arts Conference
  • (September 2012)
  • Drama Festival Adjudicator
  • Council of Independent Schools
  • (April 2012)
  • The Influence of the Professional Arts
  • Canadian Symposium for Arts and Learning, CNAL
  • (December 2010)

TRAINING

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Queen’s University
  • Drama/Music
  • Bachelor of Education 
  • Queen’s University
  • Artist-in-Community Education
  • Musical Theatre Masterclass
  • Festival of Ideas and Creation
  • Instructor: William Finn
  • Artist Educator in Communities and Schools Training Initiative
  • Canadian Stage
  • Various Instructors

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • Is It Small Enough? The Issue of Scale in Canadian Musical Theatre
  • Canadian Theatre Review, Volume 171
  • 2017
  • The Agony and Ecstasy of the Storefront Theatre Movement
  • Canadian Theatre Review, Volume 170
  • 2017
  • [the day I wasn’t]
  • Keeping Our Stories Alive: Volume 1
  • 2008

OTHER PROJECTS

  • Centennial College
  • Program Developer: Artist in Community Education
  • 2016-present
  • Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition
  • Producer
  • 2016
  • Professional Arts Organizations Network for Education
  • Founding Board Member
  • 2010-2014
  • Songbook Series
  • Theatre Passe Muraille
  • Co-Creator and Facilitator
  • hai [clin] Clinician Poetry Installation
  • Toronto Western Hospital
  • with Dr. Chase McMurren