“MT is razor-sharp perceptive, generous, and calm. She will keep nudging you for the best and most clear your story can be, until suddenly, you walk right into it.”
—Rebecca Fletcher, Ringing True

“A phenomenal writing coach. MT listened very carefully to what I was struggling to communicate, helping me to uncover the ‘arc’ of my story and pinpoint the essentials of the piece.”
—Margaret Ghielmetti

My approach centers on helping you tell your story truthfully and dynamically. I work with solo artists, business professionals, and others to discover meaningful events, understand why they matter, determine how to structure the surrounding narrative, and communicate with style. I also direct in Chicago and throughout the country. Learn more about workshops and private coaching, or sign up for a class:

  • Crafting Your Story at The Second City Training Center
    Gain skills and experience in telling first-person, autobiographical stories to friends, colleagues, and complete strangers.
  • Solo and Story Development Intensive at Chicago Dramatists
    A focused workshop for playwrights, actors, and storytellers who are developing a one-person show or long-form narrative.

“With a performance date looming, before I found MT, the script was a series of anecdotes in search of a compelling arc and I felt stiff and scared in the telling.  With MT as my director and script coach, we harvested the story from the chaff and I found the emotional confidence to tell my truth onstage.”
—Victoria Podesta, The Designated Daughter

“Thoughtful, insightful, fantastic.”
—Class evals, The Second City Training Center

“MT will have you looking at things in ways that never occurred to you and searching for things you didn’t know existed.”
—Natasha Tsoutsouris, Tashie’s Choice