My play for Young Audiences, Cuentos de Josefina (Josephine's Tales) was recently published by YouthPLAYS . It's based on Mexican folkloric tales and family stories. The play holds a special place in my heart, since it's inspired by my paternal Grandmother. Click on the link to the right to learn more.
I continue my work as resident director and chair of the Department of Theatre at The University of Vermont (UVM). I recently received promotion to full professor there, and delivered my full professor lecture. Recent university projects include directing a production of PIPPIN and on serving on several committees including The President's Innovation in the Arts and Humanities Committee and the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Task Force. This last year I had the pleasure of introducing Emmy Award winning journalist, John Quinones at a university wide lecture in the spring. I also hosted Neil Pepe, artistic director, and other fellow artists from Atlantic Theater Company, who provided a workshop on new play development for our theatre students. Earlier this year, I directed The Legend of Georgia McBride at Vermont Stage.
Coming up: I'll be directing The Normal Heart at UVM, and prepping for a 2020 sabbatical. During that time, I plan to travel to El Paso, Texas (Where I lived for five years) and create a theatre piece about gun violence in America and the recent tragedy that took place there.