“Ike’s directing is interesting because even in a play about the most real of circumstances, she manages to create stage magic. “ - Rescripted

“Ike’s directing is interesting because even in a play about the most real of circumstances, she manages to create stage magic. “ - Rescripted

Theatre quickly became the means that I connect with others and explore the world around me. My work stems from my experience of navigating the world as a 1st generation woman and my love of mythology and history (and a capacity for pop culture references).. This informs my practice, whether that be developing new works, re-imagining classics, or adaptations. I am drawn to epic stories that explore identity and human connection (or disconnection). My hope is that my work creates the necessary space for the audience to wrestle, reckon, and connect with the world.

currently roaming the east coast as a New york Drama League Directing Fellow. also has received the 2016 SDCF Gielgud Directing Fellowship, the 2017 Bret C. Harte Directing Fellowship, the 2017 SDCF Observership class, and the 2015 Victory Garden’s Directors Initiative.

directing credits include: A Swell in the Ground (The Gift Theatre, world premiere) Franklinland (Jackalope Theatre Company), In the Blood (Red Tape Theatre), No Child (Definition Theatre Company), Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea (First Floor Theatre), and Don’t Smoke in Bed (Chimera Theatre, national premiere).

Assistant Directing credits include Macbeth with Daniel Sullivan, An Octoroon with Eric Ting, It Can’t Happen Here with Lisa Peterson (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), The House that Will Not Stand with Chay Yew (Victory Gardens), and the remount of Eclipsed with Liesl Tommy (Curran).

a proud ensemble member of The Gift Theatre Company, and artistic producer of the 4802 new play development residency.