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Helen is a writer/director based in New York and LA. She also works as a creative producer of all kinds for film, TV, and theater.

She is passionate about telling stories of women at critical moments in their lives - when they have to face uncomfortable truths about themselves and their futures, or when on the precipice of making a big decision. Her process involves historical research, collaboration, rigor, specificity, and leading with curiosity. She asks questions and investigates answers without proclaiming any single certainty. Obsessed with pivotal moments of 20th-century history, Helen pushes beyond the stories we are told, the stories preserved in the historical archive. 

Helen has worked with the Blue Man Group, LCT3, Shakespeare in the Park, Ars Nova, Clubbed Thumb, WP Theater, The Bushwick Starr, Iron Bloom Creative Production, Jim Downey, Ben Stiller, John Seabrook, and Jay Duplass.


She grew up in New York City, and graduated with honors from Wesleyan University, where she studied Theater and Religion.


Photo by Carolyn Kettig

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