I am an Israeli-American theatre artist, musician, writer, and educator.
Currently I am the Assistant Artistic Director of Flock Theatre, working as a full-time theatre artist in New London, CT directing shows, performing, running tech, and crafting puppets and masks. With Flock I have directed Macbeth, Oedipus Rex, Romeo & Juliet, and Pride & Prejudice, as well as assistant directed multiple Shakespeare productions such as Henry IV Part 1 and The Merry Wives of Windsor. As an actor with Flock, I have also played the role of Macbeth and performed as Snowball, Benjamin, and Moses in a production of Animal Farm, later presented at the opening ceremony of the 2019 National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. I am also an Associate Member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC).
I was presented with Emerging Artist recognition as part of the Connecticut Office of the Arts' Artist Fellowship program in 2020.
Pre-COVID, I was the Technical Director for all Mitchell College theatre productions, and I have continued to also teach Script to Stage as part of the Thames program at Mitchell.
I have a B.A. in Theatre Arts with concentrations in both Performance and Design/Tech from Western Connecticut State University and I spent a majority of my time as a student studying directing, working on productions as an assistant director, and acting. I aspire to pursue an M.F.A. in Directing and be the Artistic Director of my own theatre company, directing professional works presented for an international stage.
The productions I have assistant directed at WCSU include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Clybourne Park (dir. Sal Trapani for both), and The Drowsy Chaperone (dir. Tim Howard), which won awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival including Outstanding Production of a Musical, Director of a Musical, and Ensemble of a Musical. As assistant director I have run full-cast rehearsals, acted as dramaturg and fight captain, and worked one-on-one with actors on their dialects and text interpretation. The Kennedy Center’s SDC Initiative awarded me the David Wheeler Award for Excellence in Director - Actor Communication for my scene from Stupid Fucking Bird. I directed a ten minute piece, Goodbye by Mitchell Cote, as part of a collection of one-act plays at WCSU for which I also designed the lighting and helped produce, and during my final semester at WCSU I conducted a Directing independent study under the mentorship of Sal Trapani, culminating in my own environmental theatre production of Tongues & Savage/Love by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin. Outside of WCSU I have worked as a freelance lighting technician with IATSE Local 74 and at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.