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Wrapping up 2019:

New job at Henry Madden Library is fantastic, but also a little bit kicking my patootie.

Producing the Artists Underground component of Rogue Festival – assisting performing artists as they DIY their own shows for the festival.

Writing and producing a comedy show with my husband, comedian Jaguar Bennett.  It will be my first attempt at stand-up (even though this will have a theatrical bent.) Show goes up in March.

So far in 2019:

September – October: Again, teaching a short-term class on Jane Austen at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute as well as a class on Publishing for Aspiring Authors.

In late August, I began a new position as the Marketing and Public Relations Specialist for the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State.

July and August: Directing “My Cousin Rachel” for Good Company Players at the 2nd Space Theater. Opens August 16, 2019 – October 13th.

Continuing as the Regional Coordinator for the Jane Austen Society of North America’s Central California Region.

Theater blogging and newslettering at


Teaching a short term class “Jane Austen and the Contemporary Reader” for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in March-April 2019.

Worked with the collaborative team Art or Evidence? on “Tea Liturgy” writing/developing a Rogue Festival 2019 show featuring original music and spoken word.

Directed “S’Will: Drunk Shakespeare” with The Fools Collaborative for Rogue Festival in March 2019.

Named Regional Coordinator of JASNA Central California Region (Jane Austen Society of North America).  (January, 2018)

Completed my directorship of the Rogue Performance Festival in Fresno. Welcomed 50 acts into 10 venues for 250 performances over two weekends. Three thousand audience members attended. (March, 2018)

  • Rogue Festival 2018
  • JASNA Regency Picnic and Walking Party 2018