Born to Filipino parents in eastern Kentucky, I grew up in Catholic communities throughout the South and Midwest, and dream of loving, dialectical art that complicates nationalism and religion at the edges of empire and its core.
I'm part of the first Ashland New Plays Festival New Voices Emerging Playwrights cohort, and was a finalist for the 2021 Artists at Play & APAFT Emerging Playwright Commission. As a dramaturg, I mostly work on new plays and libretti, previously at Actors Theatre of Louisville, The New Harmony Project, Working Title Playwrights, Indiana University, and College of the Holy Cross.
My more specific interests span liberation theologies, proletarian literature and drama, and the Cold War and deimperialization in Southeast and Northeast Asia. I'm also a former college newspaper astrologer with six years' study under my belt ✌︎