Theatermaker and Teaching Artist
I BELIEVE THEATER CONNECTS US. IT INVITES US TO SEE OURSELVES IN OTHERS ONSTAGE, TO ACKNOWLEDGE OUR COMMON HUMAN EXPERIENCE. IT IS BOTH AN ESCAPE AND A RECKONING. FOR EACH PROJECT, I ALWAYS BEGIN BY ASKING, "WHAT MAKES THIS STORY UNIQUELY THEATRICAL?"
SAYS THE THEATERMAKER
I BELIEVE THAT THE PROCESS OF MAKING AND EXPERIENCING LIVE THEATER CAN BUILD HEALTHY COMMUNITIES AND DEVELOP ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILLS. BY ENGAGING IN THEATER-MAKING, PARTICIPANTS LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE, COLLABORATE, AND CREATE.
SAYS THE TEACHING ARTIST
If you want to know more about me, you can can ask my mom... or just keep reading:
I am a Filipina-Norwegian American who speaks Spanish and plays capoeira.
I was born and raised in San Diego, CA.
I have a big brother who is 12 years older than I am and was a former BMX state champ (Guess who taught me to ride a bike).
I graduated from UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television.
I've worked as a private tutor, accounting associate, theme park stage area supervisor, and swashbuckler, among other things.
I like to travel and have been to Morocco, Brazil, the Philippines, Norway, Spain, Mexico, Italy, Germany, France, Portugal, England, Canada, and Ireland.
I built and operated puppets named Sunny and Louise, who now reside with a friend in Boston.
After living and working in New York for several years, I now work as a theatermaker and teaching artist in Southern California.