Actor & Researcher. SAFETY: A New About Community-Police Relations, by Civic Ensemble.
Ithaca, NY / Oct. 2013 - Sept. 2014
SAFETY was developed over the course of a year with extensive input from civilian community members as well as police officers. Over 8 months, I coordinated with Civic Ensemble to gather stories through interviews and public events. The cast continued researching and ultimately devising the final play, which was part-documentary, part-devised. Several Ithaca Police Department officers visited the cast throughout the process to discuss police viewpoints on community and law enforcement. This project forms the bulk of my thesis research and can be explored more in Section 1: The Theater of Affiliation.