DIRECTING: NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT 

 

THIS TIME by Sevan K. Greene [World Premiere]

Rising Circle Theater Collective, Sheen Center, NYC, 2016

 

PICTURE 24 by A. Ray Pamatmat

Ma-Yi Theatre, NYC, 2016

 

THE GOD OF WINE by Clarence Coo

New Dramatists’ PlayTime, NYC 2015

New York Theatre Workshop, NYC, 2015

 

COURIERS AND CONTRABANDS by Victor Lesniewski [World Premiere]

TBG Theatre, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop Emerging Artist Fellowship, NYC, 2012

 

DECEMBER 28TH by Sarah Sander

F*It Club, IRT Theatre, NYC, 2015

 

FRUITING BODIES by Samantha Chanse

|the claque|, Sheen Center, NYC, 2015

 

HOW TO USE A KNIFE by Will Snider

MCC Theater PlayLabs, Lucille Lortel Theatre, NYC, 2014

 

MARGINAL UTILITY by Kim Davies

Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC, 2014

 

EVEN SO by Harrison David Rivers

UglyRhino Productions, Brooklyn, 2014

 

PLAYGROUNDS by Sarah Sander

|the claque|, Sheen Center, NYC, 2014

 

D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH by Jerry Lieblich

Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, NYC, 2014

 

THE IN-BETWEEN by Kareem Fahmy

Noor Theatre, Fourth Street Theatre, NYC, 2014

The Working Theater, NYC, 2013

 

NIGHT OF POWER by Daaimah Mubaishir

Columbia University, Schapiro Theatre, NYC, 2014

 

MUCKRAKER'S ANONYMOUS by Cory Finley

Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC, 2013

 

KHARDAL by Victor Lesnieswski

Berkeley Repertory Theatre The Ground Floor, Berkeley CA, 2013

 

DEEP FINGERS by Jonathan Caren

Partial Comfort Productions, The Wild Project, NYC, 2012

 

WRITTEN IN THE STARS: a new musical book by Chris Inniss, music & lyrics by Charles Inniss

Snapdragon Productions, NYC, 2012

 

THE BIRD AND THE TWO-TON WEIGHT by Darcy Fowler

|the claque|, The Tank Theater, NYC, 2012

 

SAY SOMETHING by Sevan K. Greene

Rising Circle Theater Collective, Theater 54, NYC, 2011

 

VEIL'D by Monet Hurst-Mendoza

|the claque|, The Tank Theater, NYC, 2011

 

WITHDRAWAL by Mohammad Al Attar

Royal Court Theatre/Sundance Institute Theatre/PEN World Voices, NYC, 2010

 

MANIFESTO by J. Holtham

Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC, 2010

Second Stage Theatre, Time Warner Commissioning Program, NYC, 2008

 

ONE SIXTEENTH by Rachel Schwartz [World Premiere]

Prospect Theater Company, NYC, 2008

 

THE OKLAHOMA QUARTET by Nathalie Handal

New York Theatre Workshop, NYC, 2008

 

ASPHALT GREEN by Rogelio Martinez

MileSquare Theatre, Hoboken, NJ, 2008

 

SHARON AND MY MOTHER-IN-LAW by Afaf Shaawa

New York Theatre Workshop/Nibras, NYC, 2007

 

A FIRST CLASS MAN by David Freeman [World Premiere]

AlterEgo Productions, 45th Street Theatre, NYC, 2006

DIRECTING: ESTABLISHED WORK

 

THRESHOLD by Hasan Erkek

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, The Wild Project, NYC, 2014

 

SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN by Steven Levenson

New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Abingdon Theatre, NYC, 2012

 

PROFESSIONAL SKEPTICISM by James Rasheed [NY premiere]

Zootopia Theatre Company, Abingdon Theatre, NYC, 2007

 

LION IN THE STREETS by Judith Thompson

The Alternate Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, NYC, 2005

Players’ Theatre, Montreal, 1999

 

CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS by Sam Shepard

The Alternate Theatre, Schapiro Theatre, NYC, 2005

 

DRUMS IN THE NIGHT by Bertolt Brecht

Columbia Stages, Schapiro Theatre, NYC, 2004

 

ON THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF TOBACCO by Anton Chekhov

Columbia Stages, Schapiro Studio, NYC, 2004

 

THE DISPUTE by Pierre de Marivaux

Columbia Stages, Schapiro Studio, NYC, 2004

 

TALES OF THE LOST FORMICANS by Constance Congdon

The Alternate Theatre, Bombardier Theatre, Montreal, 2003

 

LANGUAGE OF ANGELS by Naomi Iizuka [Canadian premiere]               

The Alternate Theatre, Players’ Theatre, Montreal, 2002

 

VENUS by Suzan-Lori Parks [Canadian premiere]

The Alternate Theatre, Players’ Theatre, Montreal, 2000

FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

FRESH GROUND PEPPER, PLAYGROUP, 2016

THE NEW MUSEUM, DIRECTOR-IN-RESIDENCE with X-ID REP research project, 2015-2016

 

KSF ARTISTS OF CHOICE, Shortlist, 2015

 

SOHO REP WRITER/DIRECTOR LAB, 2013-2014

 

BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE, The Ground Floor Residency, 2013

 

LINCOLN CENTER DIRECTORS LAB, 2013

 

EMERGING ARTIST OF COLOR FELLOW, NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP, 2011-2012

 

DRAMA LEAGUE CLASSICAL DIRECTING FELLOW, 2011

 

SDC GIELGUD FELLOWSHIP, finalist, 2010

 

VAN LIER DIRECTING FELLOW, SECOND STAGE THEATRE, 2008

 

SHUBERT GRANT; WILLARD FELLOW; DEAN’S FELLOW, Columbia University, 2005-2006

INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES

 

NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP, USUAL SUSPECT, 2012-present

 

RISING CIRCLE THEATER COLLECTIVE, COLLECTIVE MEMBER, 2011-present

 

|the claque|, FOUNDING MEMBER, 2010-present

 

THE ALTERNATE THEATRE, FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, 2000-2010

ASSISTANT DIRECTING

 

ONCE book by Enda Walsh, music by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

Director, John Tiffany, New York Theatre Workshop, NYC, 2011

 

THE ILLUSION by Tony Kushner

Director, Michael Mayer, Signature Theatre, NYC, 2011

 

MARGARET: A TYGER’S HEART adapted from Shakespeare

Director, Michael Sexton, Red Bull Theater/Shakespeare Society, NYC, 2011

 

GOOD BOYS AND TRUE by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Director, Scott Ellis, Second Stage Theatre, NYC, 2008

TEACHING

 

NEW YORK CONSERVATORY FOR DRAMATIC ARTS, Lecturer in Theatre History/Teaching Artist, 2015, Guest Director, 2012

 

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, Guest Artist in Medieval Drama, 2015

 

KHALIL GIBRAN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY, Teaching Artist, 2011

 

LOWER MANHATTAN ARTS ACADEMY, Teaching Artist, 2011

 

HIGH SCHOOL OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS ARTS & TECHNOLOGY, Teaching Artist, 2011

 

WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE, Featured guest speaker at a symposium on Canadian theatre, 2006

PLAYWRITING

 

PAREIDOLIA, directed by May Adrales

Rising Circle Theater Collective, NYC, 2015

 

THE IN-BETWEEN, directed by Kareem Fahmy

Noor Theatre, NYC, 2013-2014

 

W/O U I'M NOTHING, directed by Kareem Fahmy

Players’ Theatre, Montreal, 2002

 

INTERVENTION, directed by Julia Dimon

Players’ Theatre, Montreal, 2001

 

THE ALTERNATE directed by Kareem Fahmy

Players’ Theatre, Montreal, 2000

 

RESOLVED directed by Sabah Sayeed

Players’ Theatre, Montreal, 1999

PUBLISHED WORK

 

AUTHOR OF 'SUN & STONE', Atlantic Coast Press

a book of original collected plays, poetry and prose

 

POEM 'GREEN/BLUE' FEATURED IN 'GATHERINGS', Atlantic Coast Press

a book of collected works by various artists

 

SEVERAL POEMS FEATURED IN THE COLLECTIONS 'SPINDRIFT', 'SPINDRIFT: THE CROOKED PATH', & 'SPINDRIFT: THE LONG JOURNEY HOME', Atlantic Coast Press

AS ADAPTOR/DIRECTOR

 

LOVE DR. MUELLER adapted from the writings of Cookie Mueller

Six Figures Theatre Company, West End Theatre, NYC, 2008

 

C4: THE CHEKHOV PROJECT adapted from Anton Chekhov

Theaterwagon/The Alternate Theatre, West End Theatre, NYC, 2006

 

DON JUAN DOES NEW JERSEY adapted from Molière

The Alternate Theatre/Prospect Theater Company, NYC, 2007

 

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF BILLY THE KID adapted from Michael Ondaatje by Kareem Fahmy

The Alternate Theatre, Theatre of the Riverside Church, NYC, 2006

 

THE WAY TO BEGIN adapted from Michael Bovell by Ashlin Halfnight

The Alternate Theatre, Horace Mann Theatre, NYC, 2004