Subjects, Activities, Responsibilities
Education and Previous Work Experience
BA in Theatre Arts and Music Performance, Honors Program; Benedictine College, Atchison, KS; 2016
A Little About Me:
One of my best friends, Zach Boyer, is a novice at Subiaco Monastery. He and I were theatre majors together at Benedictine; having collaborated together on multiple shows, scene-work, and classes, Zach thought to invite me to apply for the position to teach drama before I visited him in January of last year. After a week with the monks, staff, and students, I was sold! Subiaco was the place for me! I love Subiaco's Benedictine mantra, "That in all things, God may be glorified." It provides excellent perspective for education and life. This, I know, is a place where the entire person is formed after the model of St. Benedict.
The last three years, I’ve been so privileged to work at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities as a member of their education team which provides quality art classes and camps to youth in the Denver Metro and Arvada areas. In college I directed multiple plays and took on a wide variety of leadership roles in production processes, including a premiere production of an adaptation of “The Little Prince” which received glowing reviews from the American College Theatre Festival.
When otherwise unoccupied, I enjoy listening to the works of Stravinsky, Debussy, Copland, and Mozart, practicing and learning classical music works for voice, writing, reading, and acting. My favorite authors are often playwrights such as Tennessee Williams, Anton Chekhov, and, of course, the Immortal Bard, but I greatly enjoy the works of Mark Twain, PG Wodehouse, GK Chesterton, Jane Austen and Aristotle.
I grew-up in a family of 12: that is, as the sixth oldest of 5 girls and 5 boys. Faith was the pivot upon which our lives turned, and we were taught to do everything for the sake of Heaven. This belief has formed much of my life as an artist as I endeavor to use my talents and abilities for the good of another. In my college theatre department, I set the record for most Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship nominations, I received the Sr. Holthaus “Outstanding Musician” award for voice, and my work at school led me to be cast and work in professional theatre in Kansas City in such productions as “The Hairy Ape” which was called “Top Five Shows at Fringe” by
Better Living Kansas City. These and other accolades, though exciting, inevitably pointed back inward. I decided I wanted to teach because any skills or abilities I possess ought to be in the service of others. My goal is to assist others in the pursuit of artistic excellence, to utilize their gifts and abilities, and, naturally, to foster the many practical skills drama teaches: especially teamwork, confidence, and responsibility. I’m thrilled to begin work at Subiaco!