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…vivid imagery, earnest performance, and retrospective conversation…

-Ben Kaye, NewCity Stage

“Mr. Kotomoto Is Definitely Not White”

now playing at strawdog Theatre

As Mr. Kotomoto's Teas expands to selling dreams, a manager’s offensive email forces three employees to navigate their compromised morals and changing friendships. This play examines the tenuous relationships between workers and management in the often unchanging game of capitalism.

Tickets are on sale now.

March 29 - April 21 2019

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Currently, I'm

Currently, I'm

my current


current book

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current book         I'm reading

Night Falls Fast,      by Kay Jamison


current tea          I'm drinking

Palace Ripe Puerh, sold by Easthill Tea Co.


Current album       I'm jamming

All Melody,           by Nils Frahm




Current Projects


^ a play about a tea shop that sells dreams


^ a new art monthly series called The Forge


^ a mini-blog about tea history and beauty (@bendrinksteas)



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my resume



P is for Pepe (One Act)

Workshop Production         NoMads Art Collective  (dir. Scott Jackoway)         2017                                             at Chicago Fringe

Reading                             The Theatre School        (dir. Scott Jackoway)         2017                                          at DePaul University

52-Hertz (Full Length)

Developmental Production     The Theatre School     (dir. by Keira Fromm)         2017                                             at DePaul University

Reading                                The Theatre School    (dir. by Michael Burke)       2016                                             at DePaul University

Ca-Ching: A Modern American Religious Drama (One Act)

Production                       NoMads Art Collective      (dir. Leo Chappell)          2015                                               at IndyFringe

Red Like a Dinosaur’s Liver (Full Length)

Production                      NoMads Art Collective     (dir. Scott Jackoway)         2014                                               at Carmel Theatre Company

April Come She Will (One Act)

Production                       NoMads Art Collective     (dir. Scott Jackoway)        2013                                               at NoMads Art Gallery


Other Endeavors

Co-Founder and Resident Playwright                             2013-Present

NoMads Art Collective

Certified Yoga Instructor                                                  2015-Present

RYS 200, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre

Administrative Intern                                                                  2013

Chicago Dramatists



The Theatre School at DePaul University

Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Playwriting / Minor in Eastern Religions

Conferred June 2017