PhD Candidate, Harvard University
I am currently a PhD Candidate in the English Department at Harvard University, where I study Modern Drama. My dissertation, Somnambulist Drama: Boredom on and of the Stage, 1887-1963, examines the symbiotic histories of theatrical innovation and boring aesthetics from Maeterlinck to Beckett.
At Harvard, I am the Executive Director of the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research. I also coordinated the Theater and Performance Colloquium from 2014-2017.
I received my BA in English and Dramatic Art from the University of North Carolina in 2010 (Highest Distinction, PBK). My undergraduate thesis, “The Garden of Pure Sensation: Color Theory and Synesthesia in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse,” received the highest departmental prize, the Whitfield Award.
Outside of the academy, I make theater with the New York-based Cacolet Collective and the Durham, NC-based Delta Boys.
My CV can be found here (updated April 2018).