I am drawn to tackling societal issues. Theater has the power to change people in profound ways and is therefore an appropriate method for accomplishing such issues.
Formerly, I was tackling illness and disease in the biological sciences as a medical researcher at Columbia University Medical Center. Subsequently, I’ve come to see entertainment as medicine for society. With theater, one can experiment, iterate, innovate, and get products to market with far less investment and red-tape and at a much more rapid rate than medical innovations. The payoff is substantial too; my curiosity, data, analytical, and strategy skills appear to be having a more immediate impact in my mission to help people with theater than ever they did in cancer research.
What I do:
I'm a Theater Producer, Researcher, and burgeoning Data Scientist. Currently, I'm using my skills and background to tackle the problem of lost revenue in Broadway shows related to empty seats and price barriers. As a theater producer, I am drawn to tackling societal issues through the intuitive language of plays and musicals. My background in medical research enables me to apply a scientific approach to understanding how and why audiences interact with content.