first off, i'm a hoosier.
i'm a mixed vietnamese-american, fat, queer, femme director, educator and collaborator originally from indiana.
i'm drawn to complicated and chaotic stories of diaspora that are fast-paced and funny. I make work that creates a bridge between otherness and belonging. work that expands the american identity beyond monoliths into messy messy intersectionality. i do theatre because it has magic- it allows us to inhabit the present and conjures our future and past.
recently i directed Kate Hamill's Little Women with Perseverance Theatre in Alaska. and i was the transfer director for Sanctuary City at Berkley Rep & Arena Stage
i spent summer 2021 as a Drama League Directing Fellow at the Hangar Theatre.
spring of 2021 I worked with Perseverance Theatre in Alaska as the Community and Education Coordinator on the Winter Bear Project. i just finished directing in the new play festival at UCLA am member of the second class of the Roundabout Directors Group, and was a directing apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
before that i was the SDC Observer on Hadestown with Rachel Chavkin, the learning and social accountability fellow at Baltimore Center Stage and a founding member of the Asian Pasifika Arts Collective.
i'm also an animal lover and a five star dogsitter