RESUME

 
Playwriting experience

Plays - Full Length                                          

Deviants

  • Researched and written as part of Elon University College Fellows undergraduate research program

  • Produced at Elon University by Renegade Productions in February 2015

  • 10-page sample featured in Dandelion Theatre's December 2015 The Make Ready

 

Children's Theatre

Beauty and the Beast

Cinderella (Saves the World!)

Goldirox and the Musical Chairs

Plays - Short

The Wonder Emporium

  • One of nine plays featured as part of Dandelion Theatre's The Ticket Booth in June 2017

The Doctor Will Be with You Shortly

  • Featured in Dandelion Theatre's December 2016 The Make Ready

Drunk in Love

  • Featured in Dandelion Theatre's August 2016 The Make Ready

​Brother Wives

  • Elon University 24-Hour Play Festival 2014

Damsel in Distress

  • Elon University 24-Hour Play Festival 2013

The Young and the Clueless

  • Elon University 24-Hour Play Festival 2012

Work​
experience​

Splash Magazine Chicago                                                                     

Journalist, Social Media Team Member

May 2013 - Present

  • Attend theatrical productions in the Chicago area and write 500-1000 word articles, often featured on the front page of the website, reaching both domestic and international audiences

  • Author of over 100 articles

  • As a member of our social media team, manage the company Instagram account, as well as increasing traffic to our website using Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

 

Glencoe Public Library

Program Coordinator/Children's Associate

September 2017 - Present

  • Plan and conduct classes and events for children ages 0-12 and their families

    • Spearheaded bringing Drag Queen Story Hour to the community for the first time​

  • Prepare and review content for the library’s calendars, newsletters, and other promotional materials

  • Provide reference and reader’s advisory services using electronic and print resources

Children's Department Shelver

March 2017 - September 2017

  • Accurately sorted and shelved children's materials from all of the department's collections

  • Provided friendly service to patrons and assisted them in locating materials

The Musical Offering

Managing Director

June 2018 - July 2019

  • Managed communications with students, families, the general public, and donors, including maintaining the website, composing newsletters, writing thank you letters, and overseeing marketing

  • Created a new website from scratch, updating the decade-old existing site into something modern, appealing, easily navigable, and accessible to users with disabilities

  • Successfully navigated transition from paper to online registration

  • Maintaine budget and financial record-keeping, including payroll

Compass Creative Dramatics      

Playwright

May 2015 - January 2018

  • Write quirky original adaptations of classic children’s literature for 15-75 students ages 5-18, including Goldirox and the Musical Chairs and Beauty and the Beast

                                                        

Residency Coordinator, Teaching Artist

September 2015 - September 2017

  • Created and maintained new communications systems, including timelines and documents to more effectively coordinate communications between company, clients, and tour actors

  • Developed and taught theatre curriculum to students from 1st to 12th grade 

 

Light Opera Works

General Management Intern

 September 2015 - January 2016

  • Provided administrative support in all areas, including casting, box office, marketing, development, special event planning, and production management

  • Updated outdated group sales contact information matrix and greatly increased the effectiveness of group sales marketing

  • Extensive experience with Choice ticketing system, including subscription purchases and renewals

Skills

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Powerpoint

Google Suite

QuickBooks

Basic HTML

Basic photo editing

Education

Dominican University

Masters of Library Science

Expected graduation date: May 2021

Elon University

B.A. Theatre Studies

B.A. English: Creative Writing

 

  • Inaugural recipient, Outstanding Theatre Studies Scholar-Leader award

  • Elon College Fellow

  • Concertmaster of Elon University Orchestra

  • ​Graduated Magna Cum Laude

  • Member, Alpha Psi Omega

Educational theatre

Renegade Productions                                                                       Secretary                                                                                                     

  • Served as secretary for Elon’s student-run production company for two years

  • Took meeting minutes and managed both internal and external communications

  • Required strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills

 

The Vagina Monologues                                                                         

Director                                                                                                        

  • Successfully navigated annual production’s transition into a new space, more than doubling the size of the audience and amount of money raised from the previous year

 

Angels in America: Millennium Approaches                                      Assistant Director                Director: Fred Rubeck                                

  • Took detailed and organized notes during rehearsal

  • Provided feedback to the director and actors when needed

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