Bringing Theatre into Museums & Museums Into Theatres
What is the best way to tell a story?
By training, I am a historian and museum educator. I currently work for 1909 Digital, where I help museums and other institutions develop digital strategies, create content that engages and retains audiences, and find ways to make digital work better for the people who work in digital. But by night, I am a playwright, essayist, and poet. My writing has been published in Smithsonian and Hyperallergic, produced nationally and internationally by professional and community theatres, and performed both virtually and in site-specific historic settings. I have been commissioned by professional theatres to turn research-based content into dramatic performances, and I am currently seeking freelance opportunities to develop museum theatre creative interventions.
Above everything else, I am a writer whose sense of story has been shaped by theatre. The most powerful interactions I have had with history have not been in a museum, but rather in a theatre. Cultural engagements succeed when they tell stories and I firmly believe that cultural organizations can lead us to a more equitable and just future. Contact me to learn more about how you can embrace theatrical storytelling in your organization