Select Invited Talks
PreAmble: Macbeth. Chicago Shakespeare Theater. May and June, 2018.
Department of Theatre Commencement Address, Krannert Center for Performing Arts, University of Illinois, May 14, 2017.
Dessert and Conversation: ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore. Krannert Center for Performing Arts, University of Illinois, 2015.
Department of Design, Stage Management, and Scenic Technology, “Dramaturgy in Theory and in Practice,” Department of Theatre, University of Illinois, 2015.
Illinois Shakespeare Festival Panel on Original Practices, Illinois State University, 2014.
Select Conference Presentations
“Cognitive Ecologies, 4E Cognition, and Theatre and Performance,” Dr. Rhonda Blair, University of Pittsburgh, March 30, 2018.
She Works Hard for the Money: The Actress’ Labor in the Theatrical Marketplace. Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Chicago, IL. August 2016.
“Turning toward Anti-Racist Pedagogy: Disrupting White Supremacy in Shakespeare Studies.” Mid-America Theatre Conference. Milwaukee, WI. March 2018.
“Extraordinarily Everyday: The Pregnant Page in Thomas Middleton’s More Dissemblers Besides Women.” American Society for Theatre Research. Atlanta, GA. November 2017.
“‘A quilted preface to advance your belly’: Pregnancy Prosthetics and the Queen’s Men Repertory.” American Shakespeare Center Blackfriars Conference. Staunton, VA. October 2017.
“Performing Blackface Pregnancy at the Stuart Court: Queen Anna of Denmark and the Masque of Blackness.” NextGenPlen. Shakespeare Association of America. Atlanta, GA. April 2017.
“Home Birth: Conflating Maternal and Professional Labor in Girls.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Chicago, IL. August 2016.
“‘Cushion come forth’: Materializing Pregnancy on the Stuart Stage.” American Shakespeare Center Blackfriars Conference. Staunton, VA. October 2015.
“The Belly Performs: Pregnant Boys on the Stuart Stage.” American Society for Theatre Research. Baltimore, MD. November 2014.
“(m)Otherhood: Constructing the Maternal Moor in Titus Andronicus.” American Society for Theatre Research. Dallas, TX. November 2013.
Practice as Research
Waking the Dead: J.M. Synge’s Riders to the Sea. Director and Producer, UIUC. September 2014.
Be Stone No More: Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale and Middleton’s Second Maiden’s Tragedy. Director and Co-Producer, UIUC. September 2013.
Adaptations at the Armory. Director and Co-Producer, UIUC, February 2013.