I was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in the city.


After earning my BFA in Acting from Catholic University, I toured the U.S. with the National Players, the country’s oldest Shakespearean touring company. For the next 17 years, I lived in cities across Europe and Asia. My three sons were born abroad, in Hong Kong and India.


I continued to work in film & theater whenever I could. I began directing in India, making my professional directorial debut when I returned to live in Hong Kong a second time.


The Washington, D.C. that I came back to in 2003 had burgeoned into one of the nation’s most exciting theater communities. The bulk of my directing work here has been with new plays, bringing these works to developmental venues and into full production. 


In 2005, I began to work with The Groundlings founder Gary Austin on his visits to Washington, DC. Five years later, I joined the devised-work ensemble dog&ponydc.


Taffety Punk Theatre Company, the Actors Salon, Brave Spirits Theatre Company and the Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, FL, have all invited me to come play on their stages in the last few months. I thank them all for the opportunity to explore with them!


photo: Claire Miles