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In the fall of 2016, I dramaturged and directed the American premiere of Shaip Grabovci’s Njerëz Me Shpresa Të Thyera (“Men with Broken Hopes”) at SHSU. This was the Albanian-language play I had directed four years earlier in Kosovo using an interpreter. As the dramaturg for this project, I transcribed verbatim audio files (Albanian to English) and then adapted the material for our staged production.

Men with Broken Hopes


During Fall 2012, I  served as production dramaturg for SHSU’s production of the musical Spring Awakening. Feel free to check out my  site at:


Outside of academia, I have worked as a production dramaturg for two professional theatres in Houston: Classical Theatre and The Ensemble Theatre.

Classical Theatre (Houston, Texas)

Production dramaturg for The Importance of Being Earnest at Houston’s Classical Theatre Company, which ran April 9 – 27, 2014.

A Classical Earnest (Website)

The Ensemble Theatre (Houston, Texas)

The Ensemble Theatre is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located on Main Street in the heart of Midtown Houston, Texas. The Ensemble produces a mainstage season of six contemporary and classic works devoted to the portrayal of the African American Experience by local and national playwrights.


Lotto (September 2011)


Handout: Dramaturgy Handout


Cinderella (December 2010)


Study Guide: Cinderella Study Guide


Stick Fly (April 2010)