Abstract Horizon


Selected projects since 2010

Educational Consulting

GPS Academy Great Neck: Co-founder, Director of Educational Consulting (1 Bond Street, Great Neck, NY, opening November, 2020)

Long Island Scholars: Design and direct program and operations of 501(c)(3) (co-founded, launched May, 2019 with College Essay Workshop, offered in conjunction with global annual Yale Day of Service). Dedicated to supporting college and career readiness, access, and success for motivated, under-resourced public school students on Long Island.

Nonprofit Governance and Communications

Yale.NYC: Serve as Board Secretary and co-direct communications of NYC metro-area Yale University alumni association serving 17,000 members: strategic planning, operations, internal and external communications (website, blog, video promotions, TwitterFacebookInstagram).

Workshops for Writing Teachers

Participatory workshops in performance-based techniques for teaching writing (9-12 and college-level).

Selected Publications

“Quotation.” Reading Contemporary Performance: Theatricality Across Genres. Eds. Meiling Cheng and Gabrielle H. Cody. New York: Routledge. 2016.

“For the Love of the Venus: Suzan-Lori Parks, Richard Foreman, and the Premiere of Parks’s Venus.” Suzan-Lori Parks: Essays on the Plays and Other Works. Ed. Philip Kolin. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. 2010.




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