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)

Higher Education— Cucalorus Artist Residency, Wilmington, NC— March 2016

Naked Ladies — December 2013-Present

(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 | (upcoming) Montreal Fringe Festival, June 2016. 

Drunk Girl — 2014-Present

(workshop) Storefront Theatre, May 2014 | Part of 360° of Engagement: Publicly-situated performance. CATR in Congress 2014: Borders without Boundaries, Brock University. May 2014 | Reading with Write On Playwrights Showcase, Sept 2015 | (Upcoming) Edmonton Fringe Festival, 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

“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.