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Acting Through Directing

I studied directing at Marquette University where I trained under Debra Krajec and Maureen Kilmurry. As a director, I lead with kindness and confidence. My background as an actor informs every decision in the room, and keeps me focused on what is important. At the end of the day, I am a storyteller and a collaborator that understands the value of building a safe space in the rehearsal room. When people feel comfortable and supported, they do their best work. 

My purpose as a director is to build a world in which actors can immerse themselves, and to provide audiences with a story they can disappear into. While I have a deep love of Shakespeare, I am interested in working on any theatrical experience that brings me joy. This may include classical pieces that mirror our current society, riveting social justice plays that educate and empower, musicals that take us on a journey through song, and hilarious comedies that allow us to sit back and laugh, reminding us of community and togetherness.

The Universal Language at Marquette University

Performed November 2023
Written by David Ives
Directed by Caroline Norton
Production Design by Stephen Hudson-Mairet
Lighting Design by David Krajec
Costume Design by Eva Hesse

Featuring Kynkade McLachlan and Matthew Torkilsen
Stage Management by Kelsie Kasky
Asst. Stage Management by Iris Deweerdt

Morning Announcements at Young Playwright's Festival - Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Performed March 2023
Written by Gabriella Hartlaub
Directed by Caroline Norton
Performed on the set of "Hoops" designed by Madelyn Yee for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Featuring Cory J. O'Donnell, Sarah Zapiain, Bekah Rose, and Matt Specht
Stage Management by Samantha Feiler

Gidion's Knot at Sunstone Studios

Performed January 2023
Written by Johnna Adams
Directed by Caroline Norton
Production Design by Colin Gawronski

Featuring Tina "Ms. Jazzy" Nixon and Sarah Mankowski-Lathrum
Stage Management by Samantha Feiler
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