Infants of the Spring - UMass Amherst Mainstage - Rand Theater
Lighting: Tamara Harris - Costumes: Yao Chen
I am a Theater Artist, graduated ('19) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with Dual Degrees in Theater (BA) and Psychology (BS). In 2019 I was selected as a UMass Rising Researcher for my work in Scenic Design.
I grew up in a world of art, my mom is an Art Historian, and I have been surrounded and captivated by Fine Art and Design from a young age. As I've grown up, I have fallen in love with creating theater because it combines Art with live performance and human experience. I use art to create environments, objects, and moments that combine for accurate and clear storytelling, and that elicit strong emotional reactions from viewers. As I grow through new experiences, I try to bring the essence of artistry into each project.
My focuses are Scenic Design, Drafting, and Props work. I have been given the opportunity to design the sets for three main-stage shows at UMass Amherst as an undergraduate, a task typically only assigned to graduate students. In addition to my experience at school, I was selected to be the Props and Scenic Paint Intern at Westport Country Playhouse for the summer of 2018. Since my internship, I have worked as Assistant Prop Supervisor multiple times with Westport, Off-Broadway with NYTW, and with Classical Theater of Harlem, and am now the resident Prop Supervisor for Westport Country Playhouse's '22 season.
My love for art and theater is amplified by my excitement for collaboration. I strive to bring positivity, humor, and excitement into every project I am involved in. By working hard, asking the right questions, and keeping a positive point of view, I hope to not only get the job done at a high quality, but to bring an energy that makes the process as positive as the outcome.
I approach every challenge as an opportunity to learn and continue improving. I love facing new challenges and enjoy every chance to meet new collaborators and take on new projects.