It’s been such a fruitful year! We kicked off with School For Scandal directed by our own Head of Voice, Christine Adaire; a British Farce with a steam-punk vibe. Then jumping into second semester I was cast as Moss in Glengarry Glen Ross for SkyFest, followed by a wonderful reading at Mozilla for renowned playwright David Adjmi. Heading into spring, I played Helena in one cast and Titania/Snout in our second cast during a fun-filled tour of Shakespeare’s Midsummer directed by the lovely Dawn Monique Williams. We traveled to local schools in the SF Bay Area over the course of two weeks, switching up casts for each show. It was an excellent challenge in focus, timing and endurance.
For our final production of the year, I had the pleasure, the challenge and the privilege of playing Elinor in Kate Hamill’s Sense & Sensibility directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh, the new Associate Artistic Director/ Director of Engagement at The Geva Theatre Center in Rochester NY.
And to wrap it all up at A.C.T.’s New Strands Festival, I was honored to be in the room with director Daniel Aukin and playwright Emily Feldman for her new play The Best We Could.
And now for some much needed ZZZZZZs and nature time before Year 3 the final year!
The Guardian gives The Providence of Neighboring Bodies Four Stars and an excellent review at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. What an honor! To be in a festival with over three thousand shows, getting reviewers to see your show, let alone receiving a glowing review is rare. So proud of this team from Dutch Kills! Read the whole review HERE!
So honored to be heading to the Edinburgh Fringe with The Providence of Neighboring Bodies after our run at Ars Nova in Spring 2017. Not only do we have a fabulous venue, a killer showtime and tickets already sold, but we've got some great press talking up the show as well! Check out this article from The Stage, which mentions other brilliant shows such as The Underground Railroad Game. Can't wait to start our run in Edinburgh! One week to go!
It's such an honor to be working on Andy Bragen's Summit as a part of Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Summer Lab Series! Loving meeting all the other amazing artist's here, the family dinners and can't wait to see the presentations this week!
It's been an incredible first year at ACT. From playing Lysander in Midsummer to memorizing a three page monologue for The Bacchae, I've tackled some great works in the past 9 months. Looking forward to the summer break and diving into year 2!
Had the most fun doing a cold reading of Men On Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus with all the 1st and 2nd year ladies at A.C.T. With our new A.D. Pam McKinnon in the house!
Thanks to all who attended our workshop last week! It was such a pleasure to have a second opportunity to work on this piece. Performed at Playwrights Horizons Studios at 440 Lafayette with Julia Proctor, directed by Tara Giordano and produced by Dutch Kills Theater
All photos by Alley Scott, AD and Founder of Dutch Kills Theater
One semester finished at ACT! We created a movement piece, performed our first play, Everybody by Brandan Jacob-Jenkins, took many a class, saw many a show and learned a great deal. Including how to do our best drag makeup. Thrilled for next semester and what it has to offer.
It's been almost one month since I've begun my MFA training at ACT in San Francisco, and I've fallen in love with these eleven people. The work is challenging and the community is supportive. I couldn't've asked for a better program.
Sloan Bretholtz just purchased some new equipment and we decided to make a little video to test things out. We think it went pretty well. Check it out!
I'll be moving to San Fran in a month to start my training at ACT! So the lovely Julia Proctor and I developed a final performance as part of Project Y's Women in Theater Festival. We performed at ART/NY's new theater's and had the best time. Hoping to show this piece again soon!
Thrilled to have had the opportunity to workshop Krista Knight's play Selkie last week! Krista is currently a playwright fellow at Juilliard, and just won the Heideman Award at The Actor's Theatre of Louisville. Check out her work HERE!
We had an awesome team and the reading went great. Special thanks to Dutch Kills for producing!
One month ago, I closed a show at Ars Nova produced by Dutch Kills Theater, written by Jean Ann Douglas, and directed by Jess Chayes. I miss this show and these ladies so much. We received rave reviews and had a great run. Here's hoping we get to perform this gem again someday.
Photo by Christopher Genovese
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