Honorary MFA in Theatre-Performance Making from California Institute of Integral Studies.
Resident playwright of English Theatre Berlin, Germany.
Resident playwright of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, California, where I was awarded the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Honorary Fellowship.
German Chancellor Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which has provided three extended artist residencies in Berlin between 2004 and 2013, for projects undertaken at Mime Centrum, Deutsches Theater, and English Theatre Berlin.
Twice named “Best Director” by the East Bay Express, “Best Theatrical Auteur” by the SF Weekly, and one of the “Top 100 Bay Area Artists” by San Francisco Magazine.
The Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award
A Magic Theater / Z Space New Works Initiative commission
A Bridging the Gap grant
The San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award
Two Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grants
Three Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Awards
Three San Francisco Bay Guardian Upstage/Downstage Awards
My work has also received generous support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Tournesol Project, the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.
I graduated magna cum laude from San Francisco State University, where I received the Theatre Arts Department Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing. I have studied extensively with the SITI Company, as well as Master Biomechanics instructor Gennadi Bogdanov. I have led workshops for actors at theaters and schools, and served on the faculties of universities, in both California and Berlin, Germany, was a Conservatory Associate at the American Conservatory Theater from 1999 to 2004, and a founding core faculty member of the CIIS / University of Chichester MFA in Theatre-Performance Making from 2014 to 2017.
In addition to my artistic work, I continue to teach theater courses on a freelance basis at various theaters, schools, and organizations, including the American Conservatory Theater, where I serve as Director of Studio A.C.T. in addition to teaching in the MFA, San Francisco Semester, and Summer Training Congress programs.