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Helen is a writer/director based in New York. She also works as a creative producer for film, tv, & live performance.

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 moments of 20th-century history, Helen pushes beyond the stories we are told, the stories preserved in the historical archive. 

Helen has worked with Ben Stiller, Jim Downey,

Alex Timbers, Jay Duplass, Zoe Kazan, Jeanine Tesori, Lila Neugebauer, Anne Kauffman, John Seabrook, Blue Man Group, Ars Nova, Clubbed Thumb, The Bushwick Starr, LCT3, and Iron Bloom Creative Production.


She grew up in New York City, and graduated with honors from Wesleyan University in 2016, where she studied Theater and Religion.


Photo by Aaron Ardisson

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