BElow is a current CV, along with a list of Research contributions


Education

Phd, Theatre and Performance Studies

  • York University, Toronto, ON — 2014- present

  • Graduate Scholarship of Academic Distinction

Masters of Arts, Theatre and Performance Studies

  • York University, Toronto, ON — 2012-2013

  • Awarded York Entrance Scholarship

 

Bachelor of Journalism, Journalism

  • University of King’s College, Halifax, NS—2011-2012

  • Graduated with Distinction, King’s President’s List

Bachelor of Arts, Honours English

  • McGill University, Montreal, QC — 2008-2011

  • Graduated with Honours


Work Experience

Editor/ Researcher | York University | 2013- present

  • SSHRC-funded project, Palgrave book, Performing Objects (2014), with Marlis Schweitzer.

  • Winter 2014 Edition of Theatre Research in Canada.

  • Theatre of Caryl Churchill (2014) and The Mind-Body Stage (2013), by Darren Gobert.

Event Planner | York University | 2013- present

  • Organizer of Performing the Accidental Archive, York University Theatre & Performance Studies (TPS) Graduate Symposium, April 2015.

  • Tasks include coordinating volunteers, managing email and social media, creating maintaining budget, applying for funding.

  • Co-organizer of Performance. Discuss, social event for York University (TPS).

  • Tasks include: organizing and running raffle and other fundraising initiatives.

Senior Teacher/Social Media | Explore It! Inc | '13- '15

  • Running twitter, facebook, Instagram and other related social media.

  • Training teachers, supervising classes, and liaising between teachers and management.

  • Programming curriculum and teaching for musical theatre, theatre, textile arts and other related classes.

  • Marketing for Explore It! Inc.

 Program Director | Centauri Arts Camp | 2007-present

  • Teaching and running an interactive program for kids ages 9-14. I have taught theatre, creative writing and film.

  • Supervising children ages 9-18, running arts workshops and camp-wide activities

Assistant Producer | Storyhouse Production | May 2012

  • Researching details for documentary television show: Forensic Firsts.

  • contacting interview subjects and interviewing streeters for future documentary work.

News Reporter (Intern)| CBC Halifax | April 2012

  • Reporting daily on current affairs and news in Halifax, NS.

Store Manager | Broadway Cheesecake | 2009- 2012

  • Managing and Training Staff, closing and opening store, balancing cash, Hired and interviewed staff, made schedules and PR representative.

  • Preparing and serving coffee, sandwiches, and cheesecake.

 


Artistic Creations

(custom gallery)

Drunk Girl — 2014-Present

(workshop) Storefront Theatre, May 2014 | Part of 360° of Engagement: Publicly-situated performance. CATR in Congress 2014, Brock University. May 2014 | Reading with Write On Playwrights Showcase, Sept 2015 | Edmonton Fringe Festival, 2016 | Cucalorus Film Festival, Nov 2016 | World Fringe, 2017 | Adelaide Fringe, 2017 | Winnipeg Fringe, 2017 | Edmonton Fringe, 2017 (winner: hold-over series) | Montreal Fringe 2018 | Ottawa Fringe, 2018 (Fringe Encore)

Nominated: Best Theatre Show (Fringe WORLD, 2017), Best English Theatre (Montreal Fringe 2018), Best Comedy (Montreal Fringe 2018)

Naked Ladies — December 2013-2017

(Workshop) hub 14, Dec 2013 | (Workshop) VideoFag, June 2015 | Edmonton Fringe Festival, 5 stars Edmonton Journal and Global News, Aug 2015 | Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington NC, Nov 2015 | (upcoming) Adelaide Fringe, March 2016 | Montreal Fringe Festival, June 2016. 

Tilt-a-Whirl— Cucalorus Artist Residency, Wilmington, NC— March 2016

Last Gasp, Hemispheric Institute GSI Convergence, Austin TX — Nov 2015

School of Making Thinking Summer Residency—Summer 2015

#NoFilter, SpiderWeb Show, Toronto ON — Aug 2014 

Created with Secret Theatre’s artist’s residency, Halifax NS, http://spiderwebshow.ca/sounds/secret-selfies

Daughter’s Disease, FADO’s Emerging Artist Series, Toronto ON — March 2014

    Critically Kinaesthetic Conference, York University Graduate Conference, April 2014.

Needle Piece, Link&Pin Perfomance Art Series, Toronto ON — Sept 2013


Community involvement

  • TEDxYouth @ Toronto, Youth Ambassador Coordinator

  • Producer and Co-Artistic Director for 32teeth— independent Toronto-based theatre company

  • PR Officer and Symposium Chair for Theatre and Performance Studies GSA. 2014-2015

  • Web designer, minute taker, and participant in Fashion Research Group in Toronto. 2013-2014

  • Gargantua Emerging Artist Roundtable. Spring 2014.

  • Podcast Producer with Toronto Review Of Books. Fall 2013.

  • York University Theatre and Performance Studies social coordinator. 2012-2013

  • Unofficial recruiter and aide for prospective and new students to York University Theatre and Performance Studies Program. 2012-2013.

  • Member of Vagina Monologues and VDAY club at York University. February 2013.

  • Journalist and reviewer for McGill Tribune, King’s Watch and Concordia (2011-2013)


Additional Skills

  • adobe audition

  • final cut pro

  • experience with customer service

  • ushering

  • multitasking

  • leadership

  • team-player

  • quick learner

  • critical thinking

  • fluent in french

  • strong written and editing skills

  • good people skills

  • problem solver

  • self-motivated

  • good time-management

  • Microsoft office

  • Microsoft excel


publications, presentations, awards, conferences

“Mouthpiece: The Contemporary Female Body and the Dialectics of Seen and Heard”

  • Canadian Theatre Review, Fall 2018.

“Hot Mess: Performing Nasty Feminism in Theatre and Performance.

  • Seminar co-convener.

  • Canadian Association for Theatre Research, Kingston, June 2018.

Participant with Micro-Life (Working Group). Hemispheric Institutes GSI Convergence, Toronto ON, Nov 2017.

“Canadian Association for Fringe Festival.” Theatre Library Association, symposium on Fringe Festivals. New York NY, Oct 2016

“The Body Delicate’: LEAR, a Collaborative Case Study in Contemporary Feminist Theatre”

  • Canadian Theatre Review, Spring/Summer 2014.

Assistant Editor/ Research Assistant

  • SSHRC-funded project, Palgrave book, Performing Objects (2014), with Marlis Schweitzer.

  • Winter 2014 Edition of Theatre Research in Canada.

  • Theatre of Caryl Churchill (2014) and The Mind-Body Stage (2013), by Darren Gobert.

Scholarship, Graduate Foundation of Academic Distinction, York University, 2014-Present

Participant with [Female] Bodies & Femininity [Borders] (Working Group)

  • Hemispheric Institutes GSI Convergence, Austin TX, Nov 2015

“Unravelling our Expectations: Loring-Wyle Parkette Revisited” 

  • ATHE Emerging Scholar Panel, Montreal QC, Aug 2015

Organizer of Performing the Accidental Archive

  • York University Theatre & Performance Studies (TPS) Graduate Symposium, April 2015

“Ethics in Live-Facebook Eavesdropping,” Blogging in/and Performance (Seminar)

  • Canadian Association of Theatre Research (CATR), Brock University, ON, May 2014.

“The Naked Body, the Knitted Body: Unraveling Embodied History” 

  • Critically Kinaesthetic, York University TPS Graduate Symposium, April 2014.

“She Works Hard for the Money: An Encounter with The Needle”

  • Thinking|Feeling, York/Ryerson University Graduate Conference, Feb 2014

Guest Presenter on “Life After Grad School” 

  • York TPS Graduate Class (’13-’14), Sept 2013.

Dramaturge, Kristina Wong’s Wong Street Journal, 

  • TPS at York University, May 2013.