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September 24, 2019

The anthology I've got a chapter in, Theatre Artisans and Their Craft, is out as of August 31, 2019! It's a great collection of essays and interviews with practitioners of primarily costume production trades, but also a few other backstage workers like a prop artisan a...

November 10, 2018

My newest technical article, "Spartre: Old and New," is forthcoming in the December 2018 issue of the UK-based millinery e-magazine, HATalk! The piece provides information on how to distinguish between European and Japanese spartre (AKA esparterie, or willow), and prof...

June 27, 2018

I've just signed on to write a chapter for the forthcoming anthology, Theatre Artisans and Their Craft: The Allied Arts Fields, edited by Rafael Jaen and published in partnership between Focal Press and USITT. My chapter is a profile on my mentor, the Huntington Theatr...

May 3, 2018

I'm so excited to share that i'll be attending the 2018 Tin House Summer Workshop in Portland this July, working on the draft of my novel CASKET OF SECRETS with bestselling author Alexander Chee! Very excited to join the wonderful folks at Tin House.

March 20, 2018

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, several of us (faculty and students) at UNC-Chapel Hill are working on a range of exciting projects and events to celebrate.

We (meaning the costume production graduate program in the d...

January 23, 2018

I'm so excited to announce that my graduate students and I are quoted extensively in the new textbook,  3D PRINTING BASICS FOR ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN by Anne E. McMills, particularly in the costume production chapter. This volume (just published by Routledge) is an excel...

August 30, 2017

I'm so pleased to announce that my creative nonfiction essay, "Field Guide to the Backstage Habitat," will be included in the forthcoming anthology OF BURGERS AND BARROOMS from Main Street Rag, for release on November 14, 2017! Super excited to read all the other work...

June 1, 2017

Here's some cool news: I've created a summer writing residency for myself, in a manner of speaking, in Minneapolis-St. Paul. A colleague works for a commercial costume production company up here and offered me a six-week summer contract helping on a current project and...

January 18, 2017

I am honored to be a part of the Artists After Hours series on the College of Arts and Sciences website. The interview series focuses on faculty and staff of UNC-Chapel Hill who pursue artistic endeavors outside their academic field. I was contacted by their reporter t...

November 29, 2016

Upcoming Events:

I will attend the Institute for Arts and Humanities Emerging Writers Cafe on December 5th, 2016, at Hyde Hall on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.

I will lead a workshop in parasol history and construction at Indiana University in spring of 2017. (Dates TBA...

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My newest technical article, "Spartre: Old and New," is forthcoming in the December 2018 issue of the UK-based millinery e-magazine, HATalk! The piece...

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