immersed in an environment of scientific exploration, a high-stakes search for meaning, i found my voice as a writer of words meant for action and actions meant for understanding.
Created a multi-media vocal music concert celebrating the exoplanet discoveries by NASA's TESS mission including original works composed by Elena Ruehr and performed by the Lorelei Ensemble.
TESS Science Conference I at MIT, July 30, 2019
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Founding member of Catalyze playwrights group (2016-present) for emerging playwrights interested in merging science, diversity and theatre.
The group is part of the Central Square Theater Student Advisory Council for Catalyst Collaborative@MIT.
War on the 3rd Floor
"The Doctor," semi-staged reading as part of MIT It's Alive! play reading series
MIT Theater Arts, February 28 2018
Directed by Anna Kohler, written by Pavel Kohut in a translation by Liz Diamond.
Developed movement vocabulary for the danse macabre
MIT Theater Arts, November 9-11, 16-18 2017
Directed by Anna Kohler, written by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins
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In a dreamy micro-opera, a woman must face dark forces overwhelming her world while conquering her own inner demons.
Live oratorio-style performance of seven-song musical episode.
Libretto by Natalia Guerrero, music by Eli Roberts.
November 2016 - Eli Roberts Presents concert series, Boston, MA
May 2016 - Weird Folk Fest Music Theater Extravaganza
Aeronaut Brewery, Somerville, MA
August 2015 - Xenogogue House Concert, Allston, MA
Earlier workshop versions performed:
"...Imagine them in that tiny little ship, those faces staring at each other, each person realizing that those are the last people they’ll ever see. Their last sight will be those faces in that little ship and the black nothing. Freezing slowly, running out of air, knowing the whole time that this shouldn’t have happened. Knowing that there are people back on Earth still alive, warm, breathing, safe, who failed them. People who will still go on with their lives, no matter how deeply this is supposed to affect them, people who will continue to think they still have the luxury of wasting time..."
MIT Playwrights in Performance, Cambridge, MA
Live theatrical performance of one-act play, Potential, written for MIT course 21M.785 Playwrights' Workshop.
Script was awarded First Prize in Boit Manuscript Prize in the 2014 Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes
Tales from the Homefront, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Sad News, spoken-word poem.
Live reading by anonymous individuals of collected reflections on the MIT academic and mental health experience
The grocery store is in the back
Four people experience the uncertainty of passing from life to death and its inherent decoupling from the normal parameters of space and time.
Live table reading by Charles River Variety ensemble.
THE FRIDAY PASSION
Excerpts adapted to an orchestral suite in 2020 by Nik Rodewald.
Live reading of ten original poetic texts based on the events of Christ's Passion described in the Gospel of Mark.
Accompanied by Eli Roberts on acoustic guitar.