I'm a story collector. I work in and love theatre because I believe in the power of stories. Good theatre allows audiences to empathize with characters who they otherwise might not understand and to be introduced to stories that would otherwise be foreign to them. I love being a part of that process. The show that made me want to work in theatre in the first place was a co-production between my high school and JCC Manhattan, a Jewish cultural center in New York. The annual show, Witness Theater, pairs interested high school students with Holocaust survivors; the two of them collaborate to create a short play based on the Holocaust survivor's story, which the students then perform. Witness Theater was the second production I had ever worked on as a crew member, and the impact it had on audiences – and on me – was powerful. I've been working in and loving theater technology ever since, and I’m always looking for opportunities to work on theatrical projects that are in some way agents for change.
Since that show in 2016, I've had the opportunity to work on a number of different community shows. I was the Master Electrician and Lighting Designer for Romemu Temple's Esther Unmasked; a follow spot operator and lighting programmer for middle and high school productions; and an intern in the AV Deptartment at JCC Manhattan, where I was hired after working with them on Witness Theatre. More recently I was Director of Photography on Purdue Fort Wayne's Trans Day of Visibility video project.
When I’m not working on theater projects, I build assorted web and microcontroller projects, including this website, which I built from scratch. I spent a few summers as a counselor for 3rd to 5th graders at Eden Village Camp, and produced and edited a podcast about Judaism at my school.