About me

I am a NYC-based anthropologist and theater artist who writes musicals and plays that study alienation, queerness, illness, and utopia. My latest musical Root Vegetables follows an Jewish agriculture engineer named Hedy and her two childhood friends Psy and Caz who move to a farm in the Catskills to create a queer utopia.

Development workshops and productions include: Low Hum, a musical (book co-written with Lauren Waters) workshopped at The Growing Studio (2019); Circulus in Probando, a sound installation / play developed with Gabriel Stelian-Shanks and A Certain Something at the Drama League (2018); Angela Moonlanding, a musical (book by Lauren Waters) presented at the PIT Loft (2018); and High Voltage, a sound-driven solo show performed at Dixon Place (2016).

As a sound designer/composer/arranger, I have collaborated on a few dozen productions in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, at venues including The Gym at Judson, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, HERE, the New Ohio, Dixon Place, the Brick Theater, 54 Below, and the NJ Rep.

As a researcher and anthropologist, I’ve worked at the theater/museum/arts agency AKA NYC (where I’m the Head of Business Intelligence), A+E Networks, Columbia University, and I’ve presented research on theater and arts audiences at conferences and classrooms including the CUNY Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association conference, the Commercial Theater Institute, the Google Performing Arts Summit, Bloomberg, and Baruch College’s MFA in Arts Administration. At AKA NYC, I’ve helped bring over 4M people to over 100 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows in the last seven years, and studied audiences at institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection, and 92NY. Additionally, I’ve consulted on research projects with the American Theatre Wing and the Shubert Organization, and co-wrote a historical book of hometown Paramus, New Jersey.

M.A. in Anthropology at the New School for Social Research, B.A. in Anthropology, French, and Art from Muhlenberg College.