Learning is essentially delightful. You only live once! Do you want to understand the world or not! No two people learn the same way; I often learn things indirectly or by accident. As a child I had an embarrassing speech impediment - I couldn't pronounce "r" until I was 13. I had to drink milkshakes through straws everyday to strengthen my jaw muscles, and study diagrams of tongues forming different shapes. Now I speak perfectly. That learning experience taught me both discipline and inventiveness: you have to work hard, but there's no right or wrong way to do anything.
I am a playwright, educator, and graduate of Bard College. I work part time as a literary assistant at off-Broadway theater Playwrights Horizons, where I read play submissions and write thoughtful response letters. For three years, I worked as Enrichment Director at a Shakespeare education program at New Pond Farm in Redding, Connecticut. I helped teenaged actors struggle through difficult passages of iambic pentameter in Twelfth Night and Macbeth. The goal was not only to understand but ultimately even enjoy yes, enjoy Shakespeares dense and often bewildering sonnets, comedies, and tragedies.
My hobbies including playing ukulele and chess. I am pursuing a career as a playwright, and have shown original work in New York at The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, SoHo Rep, and elsewhere. I believe whole-heartedly in the importance of education and the essentially joyful nature of learning. Sharing that with others is a dream job.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Bard College - Bachelor in Arts, Theater Literature, History, and Criticism
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1460
SAT Math: 730
SAT Verbal: 700
Theater, chess, ukulele, activism.
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
ERB CPAA Prep
ERB CTP Prep
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing