- Shylock, Act I, scene iii
The Merchant of Venice.
News on the Rialto*
An acting teacher of mine always opened class with, "Any news on the Rialto?"
Intimacy Directors and Coordinators (IDC) held the first NYC Level One: Introduction to Intimacy workshop and I was incredibly grateful to be a part of it. This work is important, the education, advocacy and empowerment that it includes is important for anyone who wants to tell stories with more clarity, specificity and safety.
OCTOBER 2019 AUGUST 2019
I'm happy to announce I've been cast in Wild Banshee Productions' new play Among the Cedars: an artist's journey based on the life and works of Emily Carr. Based on the life of Canadian visual artist Emily Carr and her experiences with the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation. It goes up this fall in the heart of the meatpacking district.
I assistant directed a musical concert called Finding Beautiful at NYMF - producing work is not for the faint of heart, but it can be incredibly rewarding to be a part of something special.
And I had fun messing around on the Duplex's stage with fellow USC alumni in our Best, Bold, and Brand New Cabaret.
MAY 2019 - SOME WORK & SOME PLAY
- Got to see what the TriBeCa Film Festival was all about
- Got to experience life in Barcelona, Spain - it's incredible and I would be lucky to live there someday...
- Got to take scene study class taught by James Calleri and learned a great deal.
CLOWNING AROUND IN MARCH 2019
I took a weekend Clowning Workshop taught by Christopher Bayes, through The Funny School of Good Acting, and found my inner clown again!
I took on a couple roles in Shades of Truth Theatre's production of The Day Harlem Saved Dr. King, a new play written and directed by Michael Green. It follows a day in history many don't know - of when Dr. King was stabbed at a book signing in Harlem ten years before his assassination, and the doctors at Harlem Hospital who saved his life.
I became a team member at Actors Connection - learning and seeing how the industry and its professionals work from another perspective.
Oh and I took a cruise of the Greek Isles and some of Italy...it was indescribable.
- Shot a New Media Commercial for a Morning Recovery drink - check it out on here.
- Graduated from UCB101 class, complete with the end performance at the UCB East Theatre
APRIL 2018 BUSY BUSINESS
April was the month of getting in front of the camera!
Here are all of the things I had the privilege of working on:
FACE - a Farleigh Dickinson thesis film directed by Emily Sullivan, assistant directed by Brock Borowczyk.
PROM KING - an NYU short directed by John Chiodi.
SHATTERED - part of NYU student Stephanie Cen's TRAUMA series.
UNTIL I"M WRONG - directed by SVA student Chris Corradino.
ASST. DIRECTING LIPPA'S WILD PARTY
I assistant directed JETCo's production of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party and could not have asked for a better group of people to work with.
Some artists entertain.
Some artists make a name.
Some artists inspire change.
We do all three.
The Jasmine Ensemble Theatre Company produces immersive theatre to raise awareness and give back to the communities that allow us to create. This production of Andrew Lippa's Wild Party draws from the world of domestic violence and is raising money to provide food, clothing, and living arrangements for women and children seeking shelter in central Connecticut.
Production Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 3rd & 4th, 3018
Check us out on BroadwayWorld! https://www.broadwayworld.com/connecticut/regional/Andrew-Lippa-s-the-Wild-Party-235352
February Filming! I shot a student film with director Amira Hasib, at the Pratt Institute.
Nightwatcher is about Leila, a young woman of color who accidentally finds out that she possesses a superpower of unknown origin and the possibilities that come with it.
BEFORE YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES (SHORT)
A School of Visual Arts thesis film that tells the story of Katie, a young photographer dealing with a complicated health issue who struggles to deal with the inevitable outcome of her decision. I was cast as Katie's assistant, and had a wonderful time working with the cast and crew - headed by the wonderful writer-director, Crystal Loyola.
I just wanted to learn more, soak up some knowledge and stretch those old audition muscles in yet another capacity. Word on the NYC street is that Jen Waldman teaches, drops knowledge and gives those muscles some serious workouts. I'm very excited to make progress.
I will be singing songs about my feet and hiking. What could be better for you or worse for my feet? Come one, come all - because this, my friends, is an NYC debut of sorts for me!
Rising Sun Performance Company is putting together its annual immersive theatre event set in the Prohibition Era of the 1920's. And yours truly will be performing as Little Eddie - singer and hot box girl.
THERAPY - ACTOR THERAPY
It's not what you may think.
Actor Therapy is a bunch of musical theatre classes, workshops, field trips, business coachings, and community all packed into 5 short weeks in NYC.
Who runs this challenging yet therapeutic experience you ask? The dynamic duo Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver with help of the amazing Rodney Bush and many more! You could say I'm a bit excited to start my first NYC class with this team.
I was selected for Manhattan Theatre Club's Paul A. Kaplan Theatre Management Program.
I'll be one of your front of house guides, and happy to help! My internship is at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre for the duration of the run of The Prince of Broadway, honoring Mr. Hal Prince, and the Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, straight from London.
An exhilarating and illuminating way to start life in New York City! I'm very proud to work for such an amazing nonprofit theatre, with talented, passionate people. For those of you who'd like to know - the Manhattan Theatre Club is something really special.
I am psyched to attend the American Theatre Wing's SpringboardNYC program Musical Theatre track for two weeks in June. There's nothing better than getting back in the classroom learning and doing what I love.
THE SMOOTH CRIMINALS
I voiced a character called "The Hands" in a video game!
Demo Day for The Smooth Criminals at USC on May 10th.
[The Hands: Orphaned at a young age, The Hands found the world to be rough. Good thing most problems can be solved with a giant hammer.]
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THE END OF 17 YEARS OF FORMAL EDUCATION
Or - the Beginning of a Lifetime of Informal Education: The "Real World."
Or - Graduation.
I graduate from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting.
Musical Theatre Repertory put up an Independent Student Production of Company in January. I played Jenny, David's wife, who gets high with Bobby and David one evening.
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