awards & accolades
St Louis Theatre Circle Award, Unique Contribution to Theatre 2013 // Riverfront Times Best of St Louis, Best Impresario 2012 // St Louis Kickass Award, 52nd City 2012 // Grand Center Visionary Award, Outstanding Young Artist 2008
ACTING & DIRECTING
St Louis Post-Disptch Judy Award (Won), Best Supporting Acress in a Drama for Sight Unseen // St Louis Theatre Circle Award (Nomination), Best Lead Actress for Bad Jews // St Louis Theatre Circle Award (Nomination), Best Supporting Actress for Sight Unseen // Talkin' Broadway (Won), Best Actress in a Comedy for Bad Jews // St Louis Theatre Circle Award (Nomination), Best Lead Actress for The K of D 2015 // St Louis Post-Dispatch Judy Award (Won), Best Solo Performance for The K of D 2014 // Best Director (Won), 7-24 Festival of New Plays, The Theatre Lab for R.O.M.E.R.O.S. 2014 // Lynn Venhaus Award (Won), Best Onstage Duo (with Paul Cereghino) for Stairs to the Roof 2014 // Kevin Kline Award (Won), Outstanding Ensemble for Kindertransport 2008 // Kevin Kline Award (Nomination), Outstanding Ensemble for PRIMAL 2009
"You have added an amazing and important dimension to the cultural fabric of St. Louis."
-Lynn Maupin, Regional Arts Commission
(pictured: hosting the riverfront times best of st louis awards)
Presenter: "SMOG BALLET AND OTHER WORKS: performances co-devised by Homo Sapiens and the Natural Environment and adjudicated by the general public" Resilience (Stockholm, Sweden) 2017 (Upcoming) // Presenter: "Heterotopia, Popuptopia, Nemcatacoa" Canadian Association of Theatre Research (Toronto, Canada) 2017 // Presenter: "Smog Ballet and Other Works" Canadian Association of Theatre Research (Toronto, Canada) 2017 // Presenter: "Cultural Ecosystem as the Fourth Leg of the Sustainability Stool: Benefits for the Shrinking City" Symposium of Urban Planning and Environment Association (Lisbon, Portugal) 2016 // Delegate: Symposium of Urban Planning and Environment Association (La Plata, Argentina) 2014 // Delegate: World Fringe Congress (Edinburgh, Scotland) 2012 & 2014 // At The Crossroads: A Community Arts & Development Convening 2010 & 2012 (Panelist) // Delegate: Women-to-Women Encounter, Lutheran World Relief (Tanzania) 2006
Panelist: “Business Unusual: Disruptive Innovation in Practice” SPARK Conference 2015 // Workshop: "Theatre in Business Communications" Washingtun University in St Louis 2015 // Presenter: Innovation and the Arts, Nine Network of Public Media 2014 // Panelist: American Theatre Critics Association Conference (Indianapolis) 2013 // Host: Riverfront Times Best of St Louis 2012 // Panelist: Staging Innovation: Uniting Theatre Arts and Social Work in a Museum Setting, At The Crossroads: A Community Arts & Development Convening 2012
"Looking Backwards to Move Forward with Paleo Theatre" Howlround Journal of the Theatre Commons 2017 // “Life After #Ferguson: Continue the Conversation” Howlround Journal of the Theatre Commons 2015 // "Cross the Edge: A Guide to Successfully Breaking Genres" Howlround Journal of the Theatre Commons 2015 // “PRIMED FOR FRINGE” Howlround Journal of the Theatre Commons 2012
Featured: Top 20 Artists in St Louis Catching Our Eye, ALIVE Magazine 2015 // Featured: Top five impresarios putting St Louis on the map, ALIVE Magazine 2013 // Empire Builder, Riverfront Times Feature Story, 2012 // Who The Fringe is Em Piro?, St Louis Beacon 2012
Several additional articles on Fringe and theatre in St Louis feature character profiles.