Portrait of Behn by Peter Lely


A Historical Examination of Gender Inequality in Professional Theatre 

My research monograph, currently under contract with Routledge, examines the historical and enduring importance of Aphra Behn, the first professional female playwright, to the issue of gender inequality in professional theatre.


Throughout my tenure as the Artistic Director of Thinking Cap Theatre, I have worked as a lead grant writer and project manager on a range of city, county, federal, and private grants.

My latest projects include The Importance of Being Me, a nationwide LGBTQ+ youth initiative inspired by the Oscar Wilde’s legacy of queer authenticity that invites youth artists ages 14-23 to submit dramatic and visual art on the theme of self-authenticity and self-affirmation. The youth will attend a series of workshops to develop their pieces, which will be alternately performed and exhibited in October 2022 during LGBTQ+ History Month.

Another current project is O Christmas Tree, which explores the Florida Christmas Tree Farm industry through oral history captures and photo shoots with farmers; a podcast series; and an original play with music about a South Florida family that travels to a tree farm in the northern part of the state to experience selecting and cutting a tree to decorate. Select performances will be accompanied by community conversations with artists, Humanities scholars, and spiritual leaders.

Made possible by an Our Fund Foundation Grant
Made possible by a Florida Humanities Grant