About Me

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I’m a creator/performer and photographer living in Philadelphia.

I like to make performances that combine the expressive and aesthetic powers of different disciplines to generate thoughtful, affecting experiences. My original work has been presented by First Person Arts and Haverford College, and has been seen in SoLow Fest and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

I studied Philosophy and Theater at Williams College and Exeter College, Oxford, before moving to Philly to spend two years training at the Pig Iron School. Since then I’ve worked and performed with Swim Pony, Jimmy Grzelak, AntiGravity Performance Project, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Pig Iron Theatre Company, and my sister, choreographer Katharine Hawthorne.

I also make photographs of performances, city scenes, landscapes, flowers, and people. A copy of my self-published booklet, SOME AMERICA, is included in the library collection of the Walker Art Center. I share many of my images on my Instagram.

I share a birthday with Ian MacKaye, Charlie Chaplin, and Merce Cunningham.

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