I've always had a fervid love for language and have written daily since I first knew what writing could be. Story telling has always been important to me and as I've explored what medium I could belong in, writing is always where I landed. I've experimented with many forms and consistently strive to try new styles.
David Ogilvy quotes William Maynard, "Most good copywriters fall into two categories. Poets. And killers. Poets see an ad as an end. Killers as a means to an end." Ogilvy responds, "If you are both killer and poet, you get rich."
Herein lies my current ambition.
I began reviewing with Perform.Ink at the start of 2017. This site is a highly acclaimed and accessible source for Chicago theatre news. I've reviewed 20+ productions this past year. My words have been used numerous times with social media marketing and starting an online dialogue about advocacy-centric theatre criticism.
Playwright, Poet, Featured Blogger
In the summer of 2013, I spent a month in Armagh, Northern Ireland studying playwriting with the University of Baltimore. We had four weeks to brainstorm, execute, rehearse, and perform our work for the John Hewitt Writer's Fest. I also was chosen from my workshop to perform an original slam poem for final presentations. "Ma" went on to be produced later that year in Baltimore at the Maryland Irish Festival. My work was published with University of Baltimore's Welter Literary Journal. I was also asked to contribute to Drew Dudley's "Edge of the Bed" Leadership Blog in 2014.
The first Medium essay I published was inspired by a weekend trip to Detroit and Toronto; I explored the coexistence of destruction and reclamation hidden among the Detroit decay. I find Medium to be an empowering platform and look forward to continually contributing my thoughts.