I am a theater maker and a scholar of performance currently based in Berlin, Germany. In August 2014, I finished my Ph.D. in Performance Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. In both my scholarship and theater practice, I work to facilitate conversations and collaborations between academics, artists, arts (and other) administrators, and activists. To this end, I have published articles in academic journals like Theatre Journal and TDR: The Drama Review, but also in more popular outlets such as HowlRound and The Arts Politic. In addition to having directed and devised productions at the university level, I am the co-founder and co-director of two public performance ensembles – Shakespeare im Park Berlin and the UC Movement for Efficient Privatization (UCMeP) – both of which are committed, in different ways, to performance as a social practice. Articles about these groups have appeared in scholarly forums like Theatre Survey and South Atlantic Quarterly, as well as in daily periodicals such as the London Guardian, Tagesspiegel, Berliner Zeitung, and the San Francisco Chronicle. My work has been supported by the Fulbright Foundation, the DAAD, the Berlin Program for Advanced Studies, and the Program for Critical Theory at UC Berkeley.