visceral, cathartic theatre
- theater that extends beyond the curtain call
- stories that remind us of our humanity
- stories that ask & create more questions than they answer
- stories exploring sociological phenomenon to reveal fundamental human truths
- stories about powerful, feral women
- stories about the LGBTQ+ experience
- highly collaborative teams of artists deeply & intentionally engaging with their work
- movement-based ensembles
- space where exploration & play are prioritized
- trauma-informed, salutogenic structures & practices
- exhilarating theatre that is experimental, bold, & provoking
- theater that serves a greater communal purpose
Ali is a Miami based freelance theatre director, movement director, writer, and dramaturg. She serves as a member of the review board for the new Florida Intimacy Professionals Collective, as well as a board member and instructor of Swing Out, South Florida. She co-founded and is Co-Artistic Director of &Sons Theatre, an ensemble-driven company based in Santa Fe, NM. Early in her career, Ali had the opportunity to engage with the work of international nontraditional and movement-based theatre makers, which deeply inspired and shaped her as an artist.
Ali is a graduate of The University of Georgia (B.A. Theatre, Certificate British and Irish Studies) and the Association of Mental Health Coordinators' 2022 Artistic Mental Health Practitioner Training cohort. Ali takes a salutogenic, intersectional approach to artist wellness, built on a fundamental understanding of how mental health, trauma, and resilience factors intersect with artistic practice. She advocates for establishing similar approaches throughout the industry. Previously, she was a company member at Theater Grottesco and a repertory company member at The International Shakespeare Center, where she also served as a board member. Other favorite past theater homes include Out of Box Theatre in Atlanta, GA and Theatre Delicatessen in London.
Ali seeks out tightly-knit ensembles and immediate stories that add to a greater dialogue. Stories that explore the messy, complex experience of being human and sharing our lives and our world with each other. She is drawn to stories that explore sociological phenomenon to reveal fundamental human truths. She loves pieces that experiment with language or poetry, whether they’re transcendent adaptations of classic texts or exhilarating new works. Ali is interested in a theater that extends beyond the curtain call and serves a greater communal purpose.