+ research creation and apprenticeship research methods
+ traditional theatre and puppetry production methods
+ heritage, folk arts and methods of transmission
+ puppetry and performing objects
+ art and performance education
+ shadow, immateriality and object theory
As an artist, educator, and researcher, I find these roles naturally inform one another. My research methods are rooted in my artist apprenticeship experiences and most often take the form of traditional apprenticeship amongst vernacular performance forms. I began apprenticeship fieldwork in 2008, was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2011 to continue the work and was recently named valedictorian for my Interdisciplinary PhD dissertation at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
The application of my research takes many forms from academic articles and writing to creative collaborative projects in the classroom to original new works for contemporary theatre and new media.
For a video profile on my research work, click here.