In the hopes of becoming a lifetime member, today is the day I work another five minute scene before a panel of judges at the historic temple that is The Actors Studio / New York. My scene partner and fellow potential finalist, Miller Pyke and I did solid work at the preliminary auditions last October. Today, we go in for round two. Fingers crossed.
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COMPLETED Erica Fae's 8-week Growtowski-based Fundamentals of Movement course.
CALLED IN by Meghan Rafferty of M&M Casting to read for her new indie feature PAINT.
WRAPPED on Kayo Gordan's Feirstein indie short film SELF-CARE.
Alaine Alldaffer of Playwrights Horizons
Alaina Feehan of Talent Riot Management!
Meghan Rafferty of M&M Casting!
CALLED BACK AGAIN to The Actors Studio / New York for lifetime membership consideration!
PERFORMED as Gita in the staged reading of Frank S. Petrilli's new play HEDGEHOG at the Bedford Playhouse in Bedford, NY.
CALLED BACK to The Actors Studio / New York for lifetime membership consideration!
COMPLETED 5-week intensive + theatre showcase with
Alaine Alldaffer of PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS
at One On One NYC!
PERFORMED at the UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE - East Village!
Began assisting teaching artists at the Brooklyn Acting Lab in Park Slope!
Began studying improv at the
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE
with Zack Willis in New York!
Frolicked around the
Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
Showcased a Chemistry.com spot for
Jenevieve Brewer of Brewer Talent Management
Jerry Kallarakkal of Stewart Talent
at a 5-week commercial casting intensive at ONE ON ONE NYC lead by
David Bellantoni of Beth Melsky Casting.
Took Jessica Morgan's Improv Workshop at the
Terry Knickerbocker Studio!
READ again as 'Frankie' in Frank S. Petrilli's play PAULIE WALNUTS IS MY BARBER with Robert Funaro and Armen Garo!
COMPLETED voiceover orientation and two solo booth sessions at the SAG Foundation!
Took an amazing drop-in intensive at LUCID BODY HOUSE with Prather Rehm
BOOKED commercial short "CLOSE CALL"
with producer Skip Allocco
Had a MEETING with Jennifer Monaco at the William Esper Studio
Check out new clips from my recent
One On One NYC classes with Christine Kromer, Meghan Rafferty, and Kim Miscia are up under the CLIPS tab!
CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS
by Sam Shepard
with the Brooklyn Acting Lab
A darkly comic exploration of the American family psyche, this Obie Award-winning play is an expository look at the four members of the Tate family who live on a half-neglected farm in rural California. Having driven his family deep into debt, an alcoholic father strives for an impossible redemption in a home his wife has struggled to maintain for so long. Meanwhile, their two children teeter on the brink of adolescence and adulthood, revealing the role their parents’ dysfunction plays in their escalated loss of innocence. Trapped in a grotesque farce of the American dream, we see these four characters seduced by credit and developers, dreaming of escape while constantly facing the reality of hunger. The play examines the death of the American family as hardship clouds all interaction and any mutual understanding is lost.
Intended for audiences 16+
Thursday, March 22 – 7:30pm
Friday, March 23 – 7:30pm
Saturday, March 24 – 7:30pm
Sunday, March 25 – 7:30pm
The Mark O’Donnell Theater at the Actors Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
You're invited! Here me read as Jane in THE PORTRAIT OF BRIAN
a play by James Kivlen
Come see our staged reading at The Barrow Group on St. Patrick’s Day!
See me star in
THE OCEAN THOUGHT NOTHING
a play by Kari Bentley-Quinn
Directed by Lana Russell
See our staged reading at Primary Stages on Feb 9th & 11th
BOOKED role of Emma in Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class at the Brooklyn Acting Lab
READ as Frankie in playwright Frank S. Petrilli's PAULIE WALNUTS IS MY BARBER table read