Keep your eyes peeled in the next couple of days for the newest Macy's fall fashion commercial! A fun short story where you'll get to see me sashaying down the streets of Chicago! Also, be sure to check out the gallery for some fun new production photos from The Gallery Players' The Tempest, where I had the wild experience of playing Ferdinand.
Fun updates! Broken Pieces took home 2 awards this past Friday night at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity award ceremony: Best Overall Production (of a one-act) and Outstanding Actress (to yours truly!). So proud of our team.
Also, tomorrow is the season premiere of NBC's Manifest - not only should everyone watch it because of an incredible story told by an incredible group of people, but in the third episode you will see a very familiar face! :) Catch me in the episode "Turbulence", 10/8 at 10pm on NBC.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to update while I was out of town, but now that I am back, I'm thrilled to talk about 2 wonderful productions I was a part of! During the month of May, I was once again in gorgeous Key West at the Waterfront Theater's production of The Legend of Georgia McBride. I had the time of my life working under the brilliant Danny Weathers in his final year as Managing Artistic Director and with my amazing cast and crew. In addition to playing the role of Jo, I was also able to dust off and exercise my choreographer muscles and create many of the drag numbers, including the finale with confetti canons! Everyone was able to let their inner queen out, and let me tell you, fabulous doesn't even cut it.
As soon as that was over, I returned to Virginia for another run of the Civil War adaptation of Wolfbane's Romeo & Juliet. It was my first time working on the same role twice, and it was honestly even more new and exciting than the previous time. Words cannot describe my adoration for everyone at Wolfbane Productions. They are a small company that do MASSIVE work, fueled by heart and led with artistic brilliance. I am so happy to have strengthened friendships, create new ones, and of course, put on a beautiful show in a beautiful park that so clearly touched the lives of everyone - on stage, back stage, and off stage.
So, I have returned to New York. It is great to be here now that the weather is warm again, and to be working on another fun project! In a week, I will be making my Planet Connections Festival debut in a series of pieces written by my friend, Mateo Moreno. Broken Pieces is "a father reconnecting with his daughter. Two lovers reminiscing in a rainstorm. A not so distant future where women’s rights are stripped away. Two newlyweds who are being torn apart by an unknown force. A low-level gangster hunted down in South London 1973. And a horrifying game show called America the Beautiful, where Freedom is a prize." Mateo is a fantastic playwright (having been in one of his plays before!), I truly think this is a must-see. Here is the link to purchase tickets.
Well, that has been my past few months! I am definitely looking forward to being home for a while and hope to keep the ball rolling! Happy summer!
Photo by Teresa Wood
From September to just about a week ago, I had the excellent fortune to be a part of Folger Theatre's Antony & Cleopatra. An experience that I will never forget, I was submerged in everything Shakespeare - in the biggest collection of his work and artifacts in the country, and (not just my opinion, but) one of the best theater's in the country. Playing Charmian, I felt a growth in my acting with mind, body, spirit, and voice voice voice! I just added some photos in the gallery - all the technical elements were stunning, it was truly one of the most cohesive shows I've ever been a part of.
Some exciting news that resulted from this run? Your girl is officially now in Actor's Equity! Words simply cannot express my gratitude and joy. I am looking forward to being in NYC as an equity actor and seeing where life takes me now. I've loved being away and performing in all these different cities, but I am so ready to stay HOME and work HERE.
So thankful. Happy holidays ya'll.