I’m here to champion your story by diving deep, asking a thousand beautiful questions, offering notes and prompts and tools, diagnosing where the reality doesn’t quite match the vision yet. 

dramaturgy & consulting

Stories that move our bodies with rhythm and ritual. Magical, authentic emotions crafted one linguistic detail at a time.

operas & plays


I’m a storyteller who grew up in northern New Mexico. After spending nine years in Boston, I’m now based in Austin, Texas.

As an observantly Jewish, queer artist, I get excited by how fantastical imagination can help us practice progress, and by stories of people at the margins who break boxes.

behind the words

about me

in the press

Photo by Caitlin Oldham

WNO’s acclaimed commissioning program for contemporary American opera enters its tenth exciting season. American Opera Initiative (AOI) mentorship is led by newly appointed AOI Artistic Advisor and librettist Kelley Rourke, librettist and filmmaker Kimberly Reed, composer Carlos Simon, and WNO Principal Conductor Evan Rogister, who will lead a chamber orchestra of WNO Orchestra members. The concert staging will be directed by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello.

the american opera initiative

Photo by Scott Suchman

Bubbie has filled the void of Covid isolation by solving as many word searches and crosswords as possible...until her latest puzzle turns out to be a ƈʊʀֆɛɖ ֆʊʍʍօռɨռɢ ɨռƈǟռȶǟȶɨօռ that conjures a Demon from the netherworld. When Bubbie welcomes him with delight, insisting he must be her long-lost goth grandson, how far will her well-intentioned neighbor Karen go to convince the old woman that something is horribly wrong? 

at the kennedy center

Bubbie and the Demon

currently excited about

World Premiere August 2024

The Glimmerglass Festival

Rumpelstiltskin & the Unlovable Children

February 23 - March 3, 2024 

One Ounce Opera, Austin TX

bubbie and the demon

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