Abstract Horizon


Selected projects since 2000

Educational Consulting and Nonprofit Management

Long Island Scholars: Design and direct program and operations of 501(c)(3) (launched in May, 2019) 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.

“Figures, Speech, and Form in Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom.” Casebook on Suzan-Lori Parks. Eds. Alycia Smith-Howard and Kevin Wetmore. New York: Routledge. 2007.

"Return of the Repressed." Theater 32:1 (2002): 26-43. Reviewed in Chronicle of Higher Education, “Magazines and Journals” 26 Jul. 2002. Republished as podcast, “Talking History,” Public Radio Satellite Service, 10-17 Feb. 2003.

"The Possession of Suzan-Lori Parks." American Theatre Oct. 2000: 22-26; 132-134. Republished SIRS Renaissance Databases (2002).

"Rude Awakening." Hotreview 2006. Perf. rev. of Spring Awakening (Broadway musical), dir. Michael Mayer.

Sellout, Sucker, Seducer.” Village Voice 24 Oct. 2001. Perf. rev. of The Marriage of Figaro, dir. David Herskovitz.




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