- Both Puss in Boots and Hidden Faces of Courage were incredibly well-received by both patrons and critics alike, with each show building up crowds with each performance. I am so honored to have been a part of both of them.
And now for a holiday break! I'm going to eat my weight in cookies and Tofurky, I'm going to see my family, I'm going to bust my butt on the inevitable ice and I'm going to end my break by checking out some Broadway and Off-Broadway shows that I have been dying to see (or see again). Hopefully I will have some news for you when 2014 rolls around. Until then, have an amazing holiday season!
- This will be a fall to remember with a return to teaching and two wonderful projects!
- I am entering my second year as a Teaching Artist with the Huntington Theatre and am spending another school year with the 10th grade students of Codman Charter Academy. We're working with some dynamic personalities this year and can't wait to get them up on their feet in performance!
- On October 6th Imaginary Beasts' production of Puss in Boots officially opens, and I cannot wait to present the work that this ensemble has done. I am beyond excited to have been lucky enough to work among such talented and wonderful people. I hope you can make it! Tickets for select performances can be found at a discounted rate here, and information on the other show as well as other dates can be found here.
- I am also honored to announce that in November I will be appearing in the premiere of Hidden Faces of Courage, a new play combining original music and true stories from formerly incarcerated women. The project is a collaboration between On With Living and Learning and Fort Point Theatre Channel. I will be playing "Claire", a former foster kid and addict who found herself behind bars for armed robbery. I am so grateful to be a part of this important piece of work. Ticket and additional show information can be found here.
- I will be taking part in a reading of Adara Meyers' new work, Talk To At Me, on August 21st. I am incredibly excited to read another piece by this accomplished and all-around wonderful playwright!
- It's summertime, which means that I will be taking part in another Epic Theatre original work extravaganza! This year, founder and playwright Kevin Broccoli is changing up the formula a little bit, making this a show comprised of two person scenes as opposed to monologues. Information on the show and tickets can be found here.
- I will also be heading upstate to perform in an original short play by Elana Greenfield, Wrench, as part of the Mine Project/Dadaspill, a collaboration of performance and visual art. The play is about two women coping with a world underwater after a a traumatic event and the ghosts of those lost. It will also be performed on ladders, in water. Really. This is unlike anything I've ever done before, and I can't wait to take on the challenge. The play will be directed by Sleeping Weazel Artistic Director Charlotte Meehan. Information can be found here.
- Make Sure it's Me has opened to wonderful audience feedback and reviews! I had no idea what a powerful experience this would be, and I hope that you can be a part of the experience. Tickets can be purchased through the ACTONE website. We're selling out fast as buzz grows, so make sure you get them soon!
- In addition to performing, I will be spending my summer as the Music and Theatre Specialist at Shady Hill Day Camp in Cambridge. I will be working with campers ages 4-11, and can't wait to play theatre games and make music with them!
- My first year as a Teaching Artist with the Huntington Theatre draws to a close with me co-directing a production of A Raisin in the Sun with a cast comprised of the Codman Charter Academy 10th-grade class. I am so proud of these students; their work ethic and personal growth throughout the school year has amazed me. The (FREE!) performance will be May 21st at the Boston University Theater (264 Huntington Ave), starting at 7:00.
- Finally, someone is letting me rap and do yoga at the same time! I will be playing the earnest yet infuriating yoga instructor in Obehi Janice's short play Black Girl Yoga, which is being directed by Lucy Gram and presented as part of Boston Bohemia's Fly-on-the-Wall Festival, a site specific collection of short works. It's a really fun piece that is also awakening the aspiring rapper in me. No, I wouldn't do that to you. I'll stick to rapping while cleaning my apartment.
-Tryouts opens this month as part of the Women in Action Festival! Rehearsals have been going very well and I'm so proud to be in a play that explores the pressures that women feel in society through a script with a wicked sense of humor. Tickets and information can be found here.
- I have been cast in two new projects that will be having their New England premieres this spring and summer! In March, I will be playing "PTA President", a woman who harbors a huge secret that could ruin her Little Miss Perfect reputation in Tryouts, a new play by Adara Meyers and produced by Sleeping Weazel Productions, as well as "Angel Rodriguez", a young mother dealing with financially supporting her family and securing care for her military husband's taumatic band injury in Make Sure it's Me, a play written by former 20/20 producer Kate Wenner and produced by ACTONE - NH in June. I am so grateful for the opportunities and can't wait to begin rehearsals!
- I will be performing as "Dancer" in Zero Point Theater's production of The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, which will run January 24th-26th at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. Tickets can be purchased here.
- This is pretty awesome: I will be performing among scores of local actors in the second annual Boston One Minute Play Festival, which will run January 5th-7th at the Boston Playwright's Theater. The collection of plays in which I'll be performing are being directed by Shana Gozansky. Tickets and information can be found on the OMPF website.