visceral, intentional, annihilating theatre
- stories that rock you to your core and create empathy
- stories that leave you with more questions than answers
- stories about powerful, feral women
- stories about the queer experience
- highly collaborative teams of artists deeply & intentionally engaging with their work
- movement-based ensembles
- space where exploration & play are prioritized
- exhilarating theatre that is experimental, bold, & specific
Ali is a Miami based theatre director, writer, and movement director who is currently Co-Artistic Director of &Sons Theatre in Santa Fe, NM.
Ali seeks out texts that creep in under your skin. Stories that explore the messy, complex, ugly, beautiful human experience and create more questions than answers. She is drawn to highly evocative, emotional pieces – especially if they utilize poetry or explore language, whether they’re transcendent adaptations of classic texts or exhilarating new works.
Ali is a graduate of The University of Georgia (BA Theatre, Certificate British and Irish Studies). She is a scholar of theatrical history and practice. She has worked in various artistic and production roles over the past ten years, primarily as a professional actor, producer, and costume designer. Recently, 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. Previously she has worked at Out of Box Theatre in Atlanta, GA and Theatre Delicatessen in London.
She has recently co-founded &Sons Theatre, an ensemble-driven theatre company in Santa Fe, NM, which she also serves as Co-Artistic Director of. During a college internship in London, Ali had the opportunity to engage with the work of international nontraditional and movement-based theatre makers. Their work deeply inspired her and drives her work with &Sons. Ali is committed to fostering tight-knit ensembles.
Ali is a proud member of the Association of Mental Health Coordinators' 2022 Artistic Mental Health Practitioner Training cohort. A fundamental understanding of how mental health, trauma, and resilience factors intersect with artistic practice forms the foundation of Ali's work. Ali takes a salutogenic approach to artist wellness through intersectional layers.