M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College 2018

B.A. in Theatre Arts, Lewis and Clark College 2001



"Get Real" performance creation with Disability Art and Culture Project 2018


"Rising Waters: from Vanport to East Portland," Vanport Mosaic Festival, with Black Sun Collective 2017


"What Is a Place?" a theatre collaboration with Bus Riders Unite 2017


"Home is Where the Heart Is," a dialogue between housed and houseless neighbors 2017


"Street Chronicles" created for Living Stages' Forum Theatre Convergence 2016


"Janky Prospects" a collaboration with RootShock and Design+Culture Lab, for Living Stages' Forum Theatre Convergence 2016


"Bus Stop Blues" a forum play created and performed with OPAL Environmental Justice and Bus Riders Unite, with support from Regional Arts and Culture Council 2016


"The Story of Brittany Pumpernickel" a chronicle of obstacles to healthcare for a low-income woman. City of Portland Artist Residency at Bud Clark Commons 2015


"Take A Number" a play about the cycle of poverty. City of Portland Artist Residency at Bud Clark Commons, in partnership with the mentorship team at Transition Projects, Inc. 2015


"Stop at the Stop" a theatrical forum on racial profiling in a neighborhood setting. Created with Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition and Central Northeast Neighbors 2014


"Lunch" a neighborhood dialogue about homelessness. Created in partnership with Montavilla Neighborhood Association, JOIN: Connecting Streets to a Home 2014


"Good Luck with That" a forum on community response to a homophobic hate crime 2012


"Crumbling Foundations" a play about the precarious state of housing 2012


"Transportation Tragedies" when public transportation costs a worker her job 2012


Work Series: "Work to Welfare" a forum that explores the high cost of unemployment on a community 2012


Work Series: "One Up, One Down" a forum about the difficulties of temporary worker 2011


Work Series "A Certain Level of Presentation" sexual harassment in the restaurant industry 2011


Theatre Creation with Familias En Acción, a group of Latino cancer survivors and families 2011


"From the Inside Out" a forum on work and mental health 2006


"La Pelicula Americana" (The American Nightmare) a bilingual play about a community facing deportations, in collaboration with Teatro Popular Jornalero 2006



"(Un)Belonging" a multimedia exhibit with Sabina Haque at Shaking the Tree Theatre 2018


"Annexation and Assimilation", a collaboration with City of Portland Archives and Records Center Artist in Residence Sabina Haque 2016



Theatre Instructor, Founder and Artistic Director, Living Stages Theatre 2010-2018


Theatre Instructor and Interim Program Coordinator, Illumination Project, Portland Community College 2014-2017


Writing Coach, Theatre Ensemble Teacher, Actor at Playwrite, Inc. 2009-2012


Theatre Instructor, Media Arts and Technology Institute 2010-2012



Portland State University Creative Community Development Conference 2017


Oregon Arts Summit presentation “Creating Impact: Art and Civic Engagement” 2017


Portland State University Faculty Training 2017


Montavilla Neighborhood Association: Collective Vision in a Time of Conflict 2017


Lewis and Clark Theatre Department 2017


Lewis and Clark Department of Education and Counseling 2015


Portland State University: Art and Social Practice: Creating Utopia 2015


National College of Naturopathic Medicine: Medical Ethics and Equity through Theatre 2014


Srishti School of Art and Design, Bangalore India 2013


Lewis and Clark College Theatre Department 2013


Lewis and Clark College Graduate Program in Counseling 2013


University of Idaho Graduate Program in Theatre: Devising Forum Theatre 2012


University of Oregon Theatre Department: Boal and Interactive Forum 2012


Portland State University Environmental Studies Department 2012


Art-Beat at Portland Community College, Southeast Campus 2010


Lewis and Clark Gender Symposium: Gender Stories through Image Theatre 2010



“Puppetry and Metaphor in Forum Theatre.” A presentation and workshop presented with Hector Aristizabal and Elliot Leffler at Objects with Objectives, a symposium on puppetry and Applied Theatre at the ASSITEJ World Congress. Cape Town, South Africa 2017

"Gender Justice." An interactive theatre workshop and performance exploring ideas of gender justice in an international context, at Center for Theatre of the Oppressed, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016


"Boal and the Dynamic Image." A workshop and community performance of Boal's Image Theatre, Cantastoria, and puppetry with village teachers in West Bengal, India; part of a teaching artist residency with Jana Sanskriti International Research and Resource Institute 2016

"Muktadhara" Research, workshops and dialogue on intersections of Augusto Boal's work and community folk arts, with Jana Sanskriti, West Bengal India 2013


Theatre of the Oppressed workshop, hosted by Centre for Community Dialogue and Change at Vidyadeep College, Bangalore, India 2013


Cop-in-the-Head: a workshop on Boal's introspective techniques, at Srishti School of Art and Design, Bangalore, India 2013               


Theatre and Poetics of Mass Movements: participatory research of community-based theatre in Brazil’s Central West, with theatre brigades of the MST, Brazil's Landless Movement 2005


"Mística" participated in the creation of the collaborative story-telling theatre pageant that opened the International Inauguration of the Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes, Guararema, Brazil 2005


Theatre and Playwriting in London, an international program of Lewis and Clark College 1994



Teaching Artist Studio, a professional development program for teaching artists 2018


Hector Aristizabal, a workshop on Boal, ritual, and puppets in a more-than-human world, at Guga S'Thebe Cultural Center, Langa Township, Cape Town, South Africa 2017


"Training of the Joker", Center for Theatre of the Oppressed, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


"The Neutral Mask", with Giovanni Fusetti, Portland, Oregon 2015


"The Tao of Clown" with Giovanni Fusetti, Portland, Oregon 2015


Forum Theatre Workshop with Augusto and Julian Boal, PTO Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota 2009


Forum Theatre Workshop with Sanjoy and Sima Ganguly, PTO Conference Chicago, Illinois 2007


Theatre of the Oppressed Facilitator Training, Marc Weinblatt of Mandala for Change 2002


Cop-in-the-Head with Augusto Boal
at PTO Conference, Omaha Nebraska 2001


"Elements of Acting" with Wanna Dowell, Santa Barbara California 1996


Performance Art Seminar, Portland International Performance Festival 1994


Internship in Dramaturgy, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York 1993



Jana Sanskriti International Research and Resource Institute 2017           


Teaching Artist Residency at Harrison Park School, with Sabina Haque 2016


City of Portland Intersections Residency at Bud Clark Commons 2014


Caldera Artist in Residence, Sisters Oregon 2013



Portland Playback Troupe, ensemble member 2008-2010


The Pulse Playback, ensemble member 2007-2008


Portland Story Theatre, performer 2012


PlayWrite, Inc, actor in student-written performances 2009-2012


Reading at the Jack London: “You Sure Talk a Lot, and Other Things Fathers Say to their Daughters” 2013



Oregon Arts Commission, Arts Build Community Award 2016, 2017


Spirit of Goddard Scholarship Award, Goddard College 2015


Lilla Jewel Female Artist Award, Honorable Mention 2014


Regional Arts and Culture Council Professional Development Award 2014


City of Portland Intersections Artist Residency at Bud Clark Commons 2014


Lewis and Clark Student Travel Award 2001



Jana Sanskriti International Research and Resource Institute 2016-present



Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, conversational