I’m a Brooklyn-based playwright, puppetmaker, and performer working in theater and installation. My work has shown in venues including St. Ann’s Warehouse, Mana Contemporary, The Brick, and The Arts Center on Governors Island. Recently, I’ve been a playwright-in-residence at New Perspectives Theatre Company, as well as an artist-in-residence at The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Arts Center and the St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab. A work-in-progress showing of my solo puppetry play, “Remedy,” premiered in 2022. Recently, I was a recipient of the NYFA/NYSCA Playwriting/Screenwriting grant.
In my puppetry, I investigate the body as a living object through fragmentation, abstraction, and distortion of scale. Often, I treat the body as a place, the setting in which the story happens. “Remedy,” my current work-in-progress, is a work of autofiction that weaves elements of memoir into puppetry and object theater. In it, I draw from experiences of displacement (as a former child refugee) and of living with chronic illness, playing out a series of dramas on the site of the body, or transforming everyday objects into embodied depictions of the self. In all my work, I’m interested in creating a balance of humor and vulnerability that allows others, especially those living with chronic illness, to experience a space of solidarity and connection.