I am an artist and academic pursuing a PhD at Brown University, where I am affiliated with the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, the Department of Anthropology, and Brown’s Program in Science and Technology Studies. 

My dissertation focuses on the global production of replicas and facsimiles for museums and cultural heritage sites, where the scientific logic of an experimental system interacts with the aesthetics of theatre and performance.

My case studies include the scientific restoration of Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals, the precision-manufactured facsimiles of Egyptian tombs by Factum Arte, and the replicas of Buddhist cave temples from Dunhuang, China by the Getty Conservation Institute.

In addition to my doctorate, I am completing a secondary MA in Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology via Brown's Open Graduate Education Program. I also hold an MA in Performance Studies from Brown University, an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Theatre from Trinity University. I have a professional background in museum design, theatre direction, and the production of technology-driven performances and installations.

Prior to returning to academia, I worked at ESI Design in New York City. In 1997, I co-founded Liminal, a Portland, Oregon based performance and media ensemble. As Liminal's artistic director, I received three Portland Drama Critics Circle Awards for best direction and design of Liminal projects.

 

Articles

What is a Theatre of Passionate Interests?
Lecture, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, June, 2010

Time Based Art vs. Blazing Saddles
Organ Review of Arts, Winter 2004

dumb type
Willamette Week, March 13, 2002

Beyond the fringe
Willamette Week, March 28, 2001

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