I have been incredibly lucky to have a long and productive relationship with Eastern Mennonite University’s theater department. Beginning with my MFA thesis production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, I have served as a frequent guest artist and educator for EMU theater since 2009. I have led Shakespeare workshops, taught theater history classes, mentored young directors, attended the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival with their delegation, and directed three plays there. My connections with EMU theater students have been a source of great joy. In many cases, they have gone from students to collaborators and friends.

Our work together includes Love’s Labour’s Lost (2010), JB (2011), and The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (2016).

Reflections on my work at Eastern MEnnonite University


It might seem like I've been quiet over here, but it's because I have been going all over the place filling up on plays. After…Read more

Baby's First Light Hang

David, at EMU theater, mentioned to me that he was pretty behind on getting the lights done for an upcoming production of Macbeth. So I offered…Read more

Top Five

Seeing people's #threefictionalcharacters posts this week (which has been super fun, by the way), I've been thinking of other ways to sum up a person…Read more

Guiding Principles

Last spring, while on tour at King University in Tennessee, with Pigeon Creek Shakespeare, Katherine snapped (and subsequently facebooked) a sign in their greenroom that…Read more

Theater History Party

Doing the Bunny Hop in a graduate-level Jonson seminar. Educational, I swear! So, this is what I wrote on Facebook this morning: "[An EMU student] reminded…Read more

Church Drama: Why Is It All Terrible?

I have a confession to make: When the worship committee at my church asks me to direct a skit for the service, I cringe inside.…Read more

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