storyteller.

Courtesy Ella Mikayelyan

"Storage Run" Part I Drops!

December 18, 2020

Part I of Rogue Artists Ensemble's three-part choose your own holiday adventure Storage Run drops tonight at 7pm. Follow Mike (played by Miles Taber, Amir Levi, and myself) and a robot named Fred (Tim Kopacz) as they try to escape Rogue storage! Tickets are "Pay What You Can". Parts II & III drop December 25th and January 1st. Read the Broadway World announcement here. Watch the trailer here. Reserve your Storage Run tickets here.

Stream "Band" on all Platforms!

December 17, 2020

Our quarantine film Band, directed by Tonya Kay, is now available to stream on various platforms. Since Band's premiere, it was named an official selection of the American Golden Picture International Film Festival where it received Best Quarantine Film honors. Band was also honored as a Finalist in the Quarantine Stories category in the Beyond the Curve International Film Festival. Watch Band here. Check out the IMDb here.

Donate to ISC's Imagining Tomorrow Fund!

December 17, 2020

I have been conducting interviews with members of our ISC family as part of our fundraiser to invest in Independent Shakespeare Company's future. Contribute to ISC so we can continue to make theater accessible, serve our community, and ensure our cast and creative team is reflective of Los Angeles here.

ISC's Twelve Days of Dickens!

December 14, 2020

ISC's Twelve Days of Dickens has officially begun! Independent Shakespeare Co is bringing you 12 distinct virtual treats this holiday season for just $40! There will be exclusive performances from A Christmas Carol, a philanthropy video produced by yours truly, flaming punch, and so much MORE! Purchase Twelve Days of Dickens here. Contribute to ISC so we can continue to make theater accessible and reflective of our city here.

Barev Kitty x OMOGÉ Collab Campaign Drop

December 9, 2020

It was an honor to be the face to the new Barev Kitty x OMOGÉ Collab. All proceeds from the Barev Kitty razor back tank go to YES Armenia (Youth Empowerment and Sustainability). The pink tweed set is extremely limited and selling fast. Buy yours here. Find the full catalogue of Classless Co. merchandise for a cause here. Find photos of my campaign shoot here.

"Storage Run" Broadway World Announcement and Trailer

December 7, 2020

You can now watch the trailer and reserve tickets for Rogue Artists Ensemble's choose your own holiday adventure Storage Run. Follow Mike (played by Miles Taber, Amir Levi, and myself) and a robot named Fred (Tim Kopacz) as they try to escape Rogue storage! Tickets are "Pay What You Can" and Storage Run drops in three parts at 7pm PST on December 18, 25, and January 1st. Read the Broadway World announcement here. Watch the trailer here. Reserve your Storage Run tickets here.

New Holiday Single for Artsakh

December 4, 2020

My new holiday single “O Holy Night (Գիշեր աստվածային)” is live on Bandcamp and there are no fees on purchases until midnight tonight. All proceeds from this track and my previous track “Scattered Arils” will be donated to Kooyrigs' Looys program, which provides meals and aid to Artsakh. Looys’ project Mayreeg provides direct aid to displaced pregnant people of Artsakh. Download the songs here.

LAist Racism 101 Asked and Answered: Colorism

December 2, 2020

My first response for LAist's Racism 101 series is live! Learn more about Racism 101 here and read about this question here. Have a question you want answered? Ask it here.

Order "Meadowlark Falls" and Broadway World Interview 

December 2, 2020

You can now order the Meadowlark Falls holiday experience from now until December 11th. Now you can experience the magic of our immersive show from the comfort of your home! Check out Broadway World's interview with MLF writer Lori Meeker here. Order the experience here. You can also order the our signature drinks from Stir Crazy Cocktails to enjoy during your experience at home here.

"Healing Artsakh" Poetry Reading

November 29, 2020

I recited some of my poetry as part of the Healing Artsakh fundraiser benefitting Focus on Children Now. You can watch part of my reading here​ and the full Facebook stream here. Donate to FOCN here.

"Meadowlark Falls" Holiday Special Available for Order

November 25, 2020

The Meadowlark Falls at home experience brings the Christmas charm and enchantment  of our immersive show right to your home!  Learn more about MLF here and purchase the experience for $40 + shipping here.
 

"Who What Wear" Armenian Influencer Feature 

November 20, 2020

I was honored to be featured as one of 5 powerful Armenian women raising funds and awareness for Artsakh by Who What Wear. Read the full article here or on yahoo here.

Unusual Suspects Students' Performance 

November 19, 2020

My incredible high school students had a successful page play presentation of their work Finding Pandora. Watch the performance here and learn more about The Unusual Suspects here.
 

Artsakh Monument Speech

November 15, 2020

It was an honor to be the closing speaker at the Monument to the Autonomous Republic of Artsakh launch. Speaking to our community on Glendale's Artsakh street after such devastating loss and grief was overwhelming. This AR (Augmented Reality) monument is a collaboration between Kamee Abrahamian, Nancy Baker Cahill, Mashinka Firunts Hakopian, and Nelli Sargsyan. Learn more about the virtual monument here.
 

"The Woodingle Puppet Show"

November 14, 2020

It was a joy to explore Julia Taiwo Oni's piece The Woodingle Puppet Show under the direction of Jully Lee. This virtual staged reading was presented via zoom by Playwrights' Area and A Noise Within as part of La Escena's Golden Tongues Series. Learn more here.

LAist Racism 101 Launch and TikTok introduction

November 12, 2020

LAist's Racism 101 has launched and my individual introduction is now up on TikTok. Learn more about racism 101 here and ask us a question here. Watch my TikTok introduction here.

Began Rehearsals for Rogue Artists' "Storage Run"

November 10, 2020

I'm thrilled to be reuniting with my Rogue Artists Ensemble family in their new holiday adventure Storage Run. In this interactive choose your own adventure experience you will get to follow Mike (played by Miles Taber, Amir Levi, and Myself) after he is trapped in Rogue storage with a robot named Fred! Learn more about Storage Run here.

"Band" Scores Multiple Honors

November 10, 2020

Our quarantine film Band directed by Tonya Kay, has received a number of honors since its release. Band was an official selection of the American Golden Picture International Film Festival where it received Best Quarantine Film honors. Band was also honored as a Finalist in the Quarantine Stories category in the Beyond the Curve International Film Festival. See other Danger Arts projects here.

Began Rehearsal for Woodingle Puppet Show

November 5, 2020

I have the honor of being directed by Jully Lee in Julia Taiwo Oni's piece The Woodingle Puppet Show with Host Mr. C, as Constructed by Mr. Asinine with Calculations and Articulations of the Genius Sort, which is an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes' The Marvelous Puppet Show. This piece will be presented via zoom by Playwrights' Area and A Noise Within as part of La Escena's Golden Tongues Series. They play will be presented November 14th at 6pm. Reserve your free ticket here.

New Single for Artsakh

October 31, 2020

I dropped my single “Scattered Arils (Hymn for Artsakh)” today on Bandcamp and all proceeds will be donated to Kooyrigs' Looys program, which provides meals and aid to Artsakh. This song began as a poem I wrote expressing the intergenerational trauma and unbreakable hope of the Armenian diaspora in the midst of this genocidal war and threat to our indigenous land Artsakh. I recorded vocals in Los Angeles and Arsen Petrosyan provided accompaniment on the duduk from Yerevan, where the song was arranged by Razmik Baghdasaryan and mixed by Artak Zeynalyan. Download it here.

LAist Racism 101 Announcement

October 29, 2020

I was chosen to be part of LAist's Racism 101 team. This diverse panel of Angelenos will answer any and all questions you have with regards to race and ethnicity in Los Angeles and beyond. Learn more about Racism 101 here and meet the team here. If you missed my LAist article, read it here. If you would like to ask us a question, fill out the form here.
 

Began Rehearsal for Meadowlark Falls Holiday Special

October 27, 2020

Last year, I had a blast portraying Whitney in the workshop  production of the immersive holiday show Meadowlark Falls at the Greenway Court Theater. Meadowlark Falls will in fact be returning for a virtual special this holiday season! Stay tuned for more details.
 

LAist Article

October 16, 2020

I wrote an incredibly personal  article for LAist that received an overwhelming response from the Armenian and Los Angeles community. I talked about my family history, identity, intersectional activism, and the current crisis in Artsakh. Writing this was a journey, please take the time to read it.
 

My new short one act play inspired by Shakespeare's Coriolanus goes live TONIGHT at 7pm! This play will represent Independent Shakespeare Co. at the Together LA Theater Festival. Coriola is directed by Melissa Chalsma and features Philicia Saunders, Richard Azurdia, Kendell Byrd, and Bukola Ogunmola. During the show, you will also have the opportunity to donate to Color of Change! Watch the Together LA festival here.

Independent Shakespeare Co.'s incredible hybrid production of Romeo & Juliet will be available ON DEMAND for one week only! This production uses live performance, film, animation, and social media to create a digital experience unlike anything you have experienced before! Learn more here.

Band Premiere Screening Event

October 1, 2020

The film Band directed by Tonya Kay, will have a private screening as part of the Admit One independent film screening October 18th at 3pm. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the cast and creative team. Tickets are only $6 and can be purchased here and you can join the facebook event here.

The film The Girl in the Red Dress (starring myself) will be streaming as part of the For Our People Film Festival from September 12th-20th. For Our People showcases films by Black filmmakers that explore Black identity in all its multifaceted beauty. Audiences will also be able to vote for their favorite films. Register for FREE here.

Indyshakes "Romeo & Juliet"

September 17, 2020

Independent Shakespeare Co. is bringing you a hybrid stage production of Romeo & Juliet that will use live performance, film, animation, and social media to create a digital experience unlike anything you have experienced before! It is an honor to be part of this production team. The live performances can be streamed on ISC's Facebook, Youtube, and Vimeo September 17-20 and 24-27th at 7pm. Learn more here.

ISC Kids' Club Video

September 17, 2020

It was a joy to write, produce, and host Independent Shakespeare Co.'s first ever Kids' Club video. This video allows young audiences to learn more about ISC's production of Romeo & Juliet while having through storytelling, crafts, dance, and cooking! This video is recommended for ages 8 and younger or those young at heart! View the video and recipe here.

I had the pleasure of directing Victoria Melkonyan's play Cheetos, Chai, and Chance as part of Streamlight Theatre's Festival of Healing. This play is very special to me in that it explores Armenian identity and generational trauma. The festival can be streamed on Youtube or Facebook September 11th-12th at 7pm and September 13th at 2pm.

Produced "Keeping the Momentum" Panel

August 22, 2020

It was honor to produce Keeping the Momentum: Theater's Role in Social Justice, in which I facilitated a discussion about the theater community's social responsibility and response to the current movement for justice. Panelists also discussed their experiences as Black theater artists and how we as a community must continue to hold each other accountable. View the full event here.

My new short play Orange Juice (or Rest in Power Latasha Harlins) was performed as part of Company of Angels' What's Going On? Virtual Play Festival directed by Jacole Kitchen and starring Jully Lee and Charlotte Williams. You can stream the full performance online here. Read the Broadway World announcement here.

I'm thrilled to announce I will be directing Victoria Melkonyan's play Cheetos, Chai, and Chance as part of Streamlight Theatre's Festival of Healing. Streamlight Theatre is a new company focused on centering marginalized voices and compensating artists. The festival can be streamed on Youtube or Facebook September 11th-12th at 7pm and September 13th at 2pm. 

Stream "Drive" Tomorrow Only!

July 29, 2020

I have had such incredible month workshopping the play Drive as part of VoxFest, Dartmouth developmental workshop series. Directed by Dina Vovsi and written by Deborah Yarchun, Drive is the 2020 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards for Playwriting winner. Drive explores what the next stage of automation might mean in a country where individual identity is defined by one's work and we are forced to reevaluate what drives us. Our performance can only be streamed live tomorrow, Thursday July 30th at 4pm! You don't want to miss this. Join the facebook event here and watch drive here.

Disruptors Showcase

July 29, 2020

I will be performing tomorrow in the Disruptors Fellowship writers showcase at 6pm PST. The Disruptors is a fellowship for emerging television writers who identify as transgender, nonbinary, disabled, undocumented and/or formerly undocumented. The showcase is closed, but if you are (or know of) agents, managers, development execs etc. who would be supportive of the Disruptors vision and able to give opportunities to these brilliant writers, contact me for information. Learn more about the disruptors here.

"What's Going On?" Broadway World Announcement

July 27, 2020

My new short one act play Orange Juice (or Rest in Power Latasha Harlins) will be performed as part of Company of Angels' What's Going On? Virtual Play Festival on August 8th at 8pm. The event can be streamed on Facebook Live and Youtube. Read the Broadway World announcement here and join the Facebook event here!

Black Lives Matter for Armenians Panel

July 20, 2020

I was honored to speak on the Zoravik Black Lives Matter for Armenians panel. We had an incredible discussion about solidarity and privilege. Our initial video had over 6,000 views in less than 24 hours. Watch the panel here and read the Armenian Weekly write up here. Find more information on Zoravik's continued #BlackLivesMatter activism here.

Filmed "Band" Remotely

July 13, 2020

I've shot my first ever remote pandemic film titled Band. Band was directed remotely by the brilliant Tonya Kay and utilized apps and equipment. Stay tuned for its release and in the meantime, check out the IMDb here.

Remote Shoot with Paris Helena

July 11, 2020

I had what was absolutely one of my favorite shoots with Paris Helena. Many precautions were taken with social distancing before, during, and after the shoot and COVID testing before and after the shoot. Check out more photos here

Remote Shoot with Vincent Kirk

July 7, 2020

Remote Shoot with Vincent Kirk

I finally shot with the brilliant Vincent Kirk. Many precautions were taken with social distancing before, during, and after the shoot and COVID testing before and after the shoot. Check out more photos here

Began Rehearsals for VoxFest's "Drive"

July 6, 2020

I began rehearsals for the play Drive as part of VoxFest, Dartmouth developmental workshop series. Directed by Dina Vovsi and written by Deborah Yarchun, Drive is the 2020 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards for Playwriting winner. Drive explores what the next stage of automation might mean in a country where individual identity is defined by one's work and we are forced to reevaluate what drives us. Our performance can only be streamed live, Thursday July 30th at 4pm PST! You don't want to miss this. 

New Play Selected by Company of Angels

July 2, 2020

My new short one act play Orange Juice (or Rest in Power Latasha Harlins) will be performed as part of Company of Angels' What's Going On? Virtual Play Festival on August 8th at 8pm. The event can be streamed on Facebook Live and Youtube. Join the Facebook event here!

"Armenian Enough" Podcast Interview

June 30, 2020

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Lara Vanian-Green for the Armenian Enough Podcast. You can find the interview here or on spotify here.

ISC Art Break Interview

June 25, 2020

I was interviewed by Carolina Xique for Independent Shakespeare Co.'s latest Art Break in which I spoke about my experiences with racism in the theater community and my new position of Artistic Associate for Social Justice. You can find the interview here or on spotify here.

Skylight Live! Performance

June 20, 2020

I will be performing in The Sex Seance written by Henry Alexander Kelly and directed by Bruce Lemon Jr. as part of Skylight theatre's Skylight Live! zoom performance. The show will be streamed live at 3pm on Thursday June 25th. Learn more here and meet the artists here. You can view the performance here.

ISC Juneteenth Video

June 19, 2020

My theatrical home Independent Shakespeare Co. unfortunately had to cancel their annual Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival this year due to COVID-19. Please support this incredible company by watching The Living Room Follies! (their virtual annual gala!) and donating to their fundraising campaign so that they can continue to provide free theater and community outreach to the Los Angeles community. If you missed the show you can watch it here and donate here. They will also be having an auction to fundraise through May 29th that you can access here.

"The Bright Side" WTP Performance

June 18, 2020

My new short one act play The Bright Side will be performed as part of We The People: Domestic Tranquilityon Facebook Live TONIGHT at 7pm. Proceeds benefit the Bail Project! Join the Facebook event here and watch the live performance here.

Named Artistic Associate for Social Justice

June 16, 2020

I have joined the staff of Independent Shakespeare Co. as the Artistic Associate for Social Justice. I will work to identify and facilitate strategies of interaction between ISC and the Los Angeles community in an effort to proactively dismantle systemic injustices, while also guiding administrative and artistic choices as ISC takes proactive steps in fostering a theater that is equitable for all of our theater-makers and audience members. Check out ISC's page for activism here and read my article To Be a Black Armenian Woman here.

"Just Roommates" Season 2 Premiere

June 10, 2020

The season 2 premiere of Just Roommates is now live, directed by Tiffany Tynes, shot by Corey Turner, and edited by Alex Gonzales. If you missed any of our first season, catch up on Amazon Prime! Be sure to rate and review us!  Follow Another Funny One Productions here. Check out the imdb here

"The Living Room Follies!"

May 16, 2020

My theatrical home Independent Shakespeare Co. unfortunately had to cancel their annual Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival this year due to COVID-19. Please support this incredible company by watching The Living Room Follies! (their virtual annual gala!) and donating to their fundraising campaign so that they can continue to provide free theater and community outreach to the Los Angeles community. If you missed the show you can watch it here and donate here. They will also be having an auction to fundraise through May 29th that you can access here.

Golden Photoshoot

May 14, 2020

My best friend and roommate Sofia Rossi Torres captured my temporary golden locks in this stunning photoshoot. Check out more photos here

"Love Is A Losing Game" Ukulele Cover

April 27, 2020

Check out the video of my cover of Amy Winehouse's "Love Is A Losing Game" on the ukulele. This is the first full (adult) song I've learned in my uke journey so stay tuned for more.

Social Distancing Series #2

April 17, 2020

In our second photoshoot collaboration, my best friend/roommate/fellow artist Sofia Rossi Torres and I explored our back yard. Find more photos here

"We The People" Live Performance Link

April 16, 2020

I'm thrilled to announce we will be performing the We The People performance originally set for March 19th, on Facebook Live TONIGHT at 8pm. I will be premiering my spoken word piece Reparations and performing in the play Something Worth Pursuing. Proceeds benefit Mask Crusaders! Join the Facebook event here and watch the live performance here.

QuaranStream Festival Performance

April 13, 2020

I am collaborating with Allie Costa on her play Dear Neighbor once again as part of the QuaranStream Theatre Festival. Dear Neighbor is the third show in the April 13th line up that begins at 6pm PST. Learn more about the festival here and donate here. All proceeds go directly to cast and creative. The performance will be available to steam here until April 20th.

"With People" Slam Bake Spoken Word

April 7, 2020

Check out my 30 second Slam Bake spoken word piece for We The People Theater Action. Watch the piece on my instagram here.

First Set of New Photo Shoot Series

April 2, 2020

During this strange time of social distancing, my best friend/roommate/fellow artist Sofia Rossi Torres and I have been collaborating on photoshoots. Check out our first set here

Postponed (COVID-19)

March 12, 2020

I was set to perform an original poem titled Reparations at the next installment of Sacred Fools' We The People on March 19th. Proceeds would have benefitted Be The Match. Learn more about WTP here. I was also set to perform in the SF New Works reading of Leelee Jackson's The Shit Show: An American Allegory at Sacred Fools on March 16th at the Broadwater Main Stage. Finally, the workshop production of Marie in the Floating Laboratory with Rogue Artists Ensemble has been postponed as well. Check back for updates on rescheduled performances.

MeetCute LA Performances

March 9, 2020

My play Win Win was performed as part of MeetCute LA tonight and will be back tomorrow night at 8pm at the Three Clubs. Win Win is directed by Bruce Lemon and features actors Patrick Batiste and Nicholas McDonald. Check out the Playbill here and purchase your tickets before we sell out here.

MeetCuteLA Digital Playbill and Tickets

March 6, 2020

My play Win Win will be performed as part of MeetCute LA March 9th (my birthday!) and 10th at the Three Clubs. Win Win will be directed by Bruce Lemon and feature actors Patrick Batiste and Nicholas McDonald. Check out the Playbill here and purchase your tickets before we sell out here.

"The Happiest Leap Day on Earth" Performance 

February 20, 2020

I had so much fun performing my own rendition of "Cinderella" by The Cheetah Girls as part of Theatre of Note's "Out of the Vault: The Happiest Leap Day on Earth" Cabaret. Watch the full performance here.

Began Rehearsals for MeetCuteLA

February 27, 2020

We began rehearsals for the production of my play Win Win as part of MeetCute LA. Win Win will be directed by Bruce Lemon and feature actors Patrick Batiste and Nicholas McDonald. The performances with be March 9th and 10th at 8pm at The Three Clubs.

Malibu Shoot

February 25, 2020

The photos from my new year shoot with Christopher Montgomery are finally available to view here

Players, Performers, & Portrayers Article

February 12, 2020

My interview for Julia Stier's Players, Performers, & Portrayers is live (exactly one year after my VoyageLA article). Read it here.

"Win Win" Produced at MeetCuteLA

February 12, 2020

I'm thrilled to announce my short one act play Win Win will be fully produced by MeetCute LA and directed by Bruce Lemon. The performances with be March 9th and 10th at 8pm at The Three Clubs.

"Don't Tread on Black Mamba" Selected by Sacred Fools

February 4, 2020

My short one act play Don't Tread on Black Mamba was selected for the next installment of Sacred Fools We The People on February 20th. Learn more about We the People 

Theater Action here and buy tickets here.

"Eurydice" at the Getty Villa

February 2, 2020

It was an incredible gift to perform in the staged reading of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice with the LA Opera as part of The Getty Villa Presents From Play to Libretto: Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice. After the show, Tony-nominee and MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl and the score's composer, Matthew Aucoin spoke about the process of translating her play to opera.

Lele Pons "Doctor" Sketch

January 31, 2020

I had so much fun playing "Doctor A" in Lele Pons's latest sketch.Watch the sketch here and be sure to like and subscribe.

Began Rehearsals for "Eurydice" at the Getty Villa

January 29, 2020

We began rehearsals for our staged reading of The Getty Villa Presents From Play to Libretto: Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice. After the show, Tony-nominee and MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl and the score's composer, Matthew Aucoin will speak about the process of translating her play to opera. Tickets are free and available starting January 3rd for the February 2nd performance at 1pm.

"Number 12" Fully Produced at Sacred Fools

January 25, 2020

My short one act play Number 12 Looks Just Like the Sunken Place was fully produced by Sacred Fools as part of We The People: It Bears Repeating. Number 12 was chosen as one of the favorite pieces featured since WTP's inception. Tickets benefitted the Integrated Schools organization. Learn more about We the People Theater Action here.

Filmed "Boys About Town"

January, 13, 2020

We continued production on Michael Cuenca's Boys About Town, a story that will be told over the course of five years. Check out the imdb here.

"Meadowlark Falls" Review

January 5, 2020

Meadowlark Falls received a positive review from Become Immersed. My portrayal of bad girl Whitney was described as "too likable to hate". Read the full article hereMeadowlark Falls will be back in 2020 for a full production and extended run.

Malibu Shoot

January 4, 2020

I had my favorite shoot to date with with frequent collaborator Christopher Montgomery in Malibu. View more photos here

South LA Shoot with Blair Johnson

January 3, 2020

View more photos from my shoot with Blair Johnson here

Filmed "This B!tch"

January 2, 2020

Had a blast filming the short "This Bitch" written by frequent collaborator Mike Bowers and directed by Michelle Hernandez.

"Eurydice" at the Getty Villa

December 30, 2019

I am thrilled to announce that I will be performing in a staged reading Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice as the LA Opera performs selections from the Eurydice libretto as part of The Getty Villa Presents From Play to Libretto: Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice. After the show, Tony-nominee and MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl and the score's composer, Matthew Aucoin will speak about the process of translating her play to opera. Tickets are free and available starting January 3rd for the February 2nd performance at 1pm.

"Meadowlark Falls" Closes Successful Workshop

December 19, 2019

I had a blast portraying Whitney in the workshop  production of the new immersive holiday show Meadowlark Falls at the Greenway Court Theater. Meadowlark Falls will be back in 2020 for a full production and extended run.

Franklin Canyon Shoot

December 1, 2019

I explored Franklin Canyon with frequent collaborator Christopher Montgomery. View more photos here

Elena Flores Design Shoot

November 29, 2019

I loved getting to model the work of one of my favorite collaborators Elena Flores. Purchase the Flame Sleeve Overcoat for $225. Find additional photos here and learn more about Elena here.

"Number 12" To Be Fully Produced by Sacred Fools

November 13, 2019

My short one act play Number 12 Looks Just Like the Sunken Place will be fully produced by Sacred Fools as part of We The People Full Throttle on January 25th. Number 12was chosen as one of the favorite pieces featured since WTP's inception. Learn more about We the People Theater Action here.

Began Rehearsals for "Meadowlark Falls"

November 13, 2019

I'm thrilled to announce I was cast in the new immersive holiday show Meadowlark Falls, written by Lori Meeker and directed by Chelsea Sutton. The show runs at the Greenway Court Theater December 18th at 8pm and December 19th at 7pm and 9pm.  As there are only three performances with extremely limited seating, the show is already sold out. Meadowlark Falls will be back in 2020 for a full production and extended run.

"Troy" Closing Weekend

November 15, 2019

Hero Theatre's world premiere run of Amina Henry's Troy is coming to an end. You only have three more chances to catch Troy TONIGHT and tomorrow at 8pm and Sunday at 2:30pm. We received a lovely review from The Fume of Sighs. Check out the photos and watch the promo filmed by Giovanni Solis here. Buy tickets here. Read the Broadway World announcement here, join the facebook event here, and learn more about Hero here.

"Troy" Review and Opening Weekend

November 10, 2019

Hero Theatre had a fabulous opening weekend for the world premiere production of Amina Henry's Troy. We received a lovely review from The Fume of Sighs. Troy only has three more performances November 15-17. Watch the promo filmed by Giovanni Solis here. Buy tickets here. Read the Broadway World announcement here, join the facebook event here, and learn more about Hero here.

"Troy" Tech and Promo

November 5, 2019

Tech week has begun on Hero Theatre's production of Amina Henry's Troy. This important work explores homelessness in our community and features original music. Troy has a preview performance November 7th and runs November 8-10 and 15-17. Watch the promo filmed by Giovanni Solis here. But tickets here. Read the Broadway World announcement here, join the facebook event here, and learn more about Hero here.

Juanpa Zurita "Dating A Monster"

October 31, 2019

I was featured in Juanpa Zurita's latest video "Dating a Monster".

Huntington After Dark

October 26, 2019

Join IndyShakes as we perform selections from Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III, and Romeo and Juliet as part of Huntington After Dark. Find event info here. Learn more about Independent Shakespeare Co. here.

Old Town Pasadena Shoot

October 23, 2019

In the middle of rehearsal craziness, I managed to squeeze in a photoshoot with photographer Nekhia Taylor. View more photos here and follow Nekhia here.

ISC at Union Station

October 20, 2019

Join IndyShakes as we perform selections from Macbeth, Richard IIIAs You Like It, and Hamlet while exploring the beautiful art of union Station. Find event info here. Learn more about Independent Shakespeare Co. here.

"Just Roommates" Season Finale

October 18, 2019

The season finale of Just Roommates is now live, directed by Tiffany Tynes, shot by Corey Turner, and edited by Alex Gonzales. If you missed any of our first season, catch up here and be sure to like and subscribe! It is also available to stream on Amazon so rate and review us!  Follow Another Funny One Productions here. Check out the imdb here

Began Rehearsals for "Troy"

October 15, 2019

We began rehearsals for the world premiere of Amina Henry's Troy. Troy has a preview performance November 7th and runs November 8-10 and 15-17. Read the Broadway World announcement here, join the facebook event here, and learn more about Hero here. Support our partners at the Downtown Women's Center here.

Gorey Stories with Rogue Artists

October 11, 2019

I will be performing some shadow puppetry with Rogue Artists Ensemble at ArtNight Pasadena. We will be performing works by Edward Gorey at One Colorado at 7:30pm. Find event info here and learn more about Rogue here.
 

Broadway World Announces "Troy"

October 2, 2019

I am thrilled to announce I was cast in the world premiere of Amina Henry's Troy. This important work explores homelessness in our community and features original music. Troy has a preview performance November 7th and runs November 8-10 and 15-17. Read the Broadway World announcement here, join the facebook event here, and learn more about Hero here.

Rudy Mancuso's " I Think I'm Cool"

September 25, 2019

I am featured in the music video and album artwork for Rudy Mancuso's new single "I Think I'm Cool".  Watch the video here and check out the sing on spotify here.

"Will You (Still) Love Me Tomorrow" Video

September 13, 2019

I performed "Will You (Still) Love Me Tomorrow" by The Shirelles as a Finalist in Sacred Fools's Finding Your Voicevocal competition. I didn't win, but I had a wonderful time and all proceeds benefitted Sacred Fools' 23rd season! Watch the full performance here.

Sacred Fools Contest Finalist

September 3, 2019

I'm thrilled to announce I was selected as a finalist in Sacred Fools's Finding Your Voice vocal competition. All proceeds benefit Sacred Fools' 23rd season! The vocal competition will begin at 11:30pm after the Opening Night performance of Deadly at the Broadwater. Join the facebook event and find info here.

Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival Final Weekend

August 28, 2019

I will be forever grateful for this incredible summer in which I did community outreach and made lasting friendships in addition to performing under the stars for thousands of Angelenos. Pericles runs Wednesday through Friday and Twelfth Night runs Saturday and Sunday for the FINAL TIME! Read the Pericles review here. Read the Twelfth Night review here. Check out my character shots here and production photos here. Please contribute to FREE Shakespeare here.

Hollywood Shoot

August 27, 2019

I had a fun photoshoot with photographer Christopher Montgomery. View more photos here

"Pericles" and "Twelfth Night" in Rep

August 14, 2019

Pericles and Twelfth Night begin their true repertory run this week. Catch Twelfth Night Weds, Fri, and Sun and PericlesThurs and Sat! Both shows run in rep through September 1st. Check out my character shots here and production photos here. Learn more about the 2019 festival and find the full performance calendar here. Please contribute to FREE Shakespeare here.

Filmed Season Finale

August 11, 2019

That's a wrap on Season 1 of  Just Roommates, directed by Tiffany Tynes, shot by Corey Turner, and edited by Alex Gonzales. If you missed our last episode, catch up here and be sure to like and subscribe! It is also available to stream on Amazon so rate and review us!  Follow Another Funny One Productions here. Check out the imdb here

"Pericles" Stage Raw Top Ten

August 6, 2019

Pericles is not only Stage Raw recommended, but it also made their Top Ten list! Read the glowing review here. We run Wednesday through Saturday and take a break on Sunday for Twelfth Night. Pericles will run in rep with Twelfth Night through September 1st. Check out my character shots as Marina here. Learn more about the 2019 festival and find the full performance calendar here. Please contribute to FREE Shakespeare here.

"Pericles" Week Two and Character Shots

July 31, 2019

Pericles is back for its second week of shows TONIGHT! We run through Saturday (opening night) and take a break on Sunday for Twelfth Night. Pericles will be back Weds-Sat next week and will run in rep with Twelfth Night through September 1st. Check out my character shots as Marina here. Learn more about the 2019 Festival and find the full performance calendar here. Please contribute to FREE Shakespeare here.

LA Times "Twelfth Night" Review

July 28, 2019

The LA Times' Kathleen Foley raves Twelfth Night, "is not so much an updating as a delightful defilement. Impudently modern, often just plain silly, the production melds vintage tunes from the Great American Songbook with contemporary language that would likely outrage many Shakespeare purists." Twelfth Night is back August 4th! Read our Stage Raw review here. Check out production photos here and a character shots here. Learn more about the 2019 Festival here. Please contribute to FREE Shakespeare here.

"Pericles" Begins Previews

July 27, 2019

Pericles begins previews tonight! You can also catch us this Sunday and Weds-Sat next week. Pericles will run in rep with Twelfth Night through September 1st. Learn more about the 2019 Festival and find the full performance calendar here. Please contribute to FREE Shakespeare here.

Last Full Week & Stage Raw Recommendation

July 17, 2019

Join us for our last full week of Twelfth Night performances before Pericles joins in rep July 27th! Twelfth Night will run Weds-Sun! Read our Stage Raw review here. Check out production photos here and a few character shots here. Learn more about the 2019 Festival here. Please contribute to FREE Shakespeare here.

LA This Minute Extended Interview

July 16, 2019

The extended interview I did as part of L.A. CityView 35's feature on the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, shot by Boris Gortinski and edited by Joe Belden. Twelfth Nightruns Weds-Sun through September 1st! Pericles will join in rep July 27th! Watch the full feature here. Check out production photos here and a few character shots here. Learn more about the 2019 Festival here. Please contribute to FREE Shakespeare here.

"Invasion of Privacy" is Live!

July 15, 2020

Episode 4 of  Just Roommates, "Invasion of Privacy" is live, directed by Tiffany Tynes, shot by Corey Turner, and edited by Alex Gonzales. If you missed our past episodes, catch up here and be sure to like and subscribe! It is also available to stream on Amazon so rate and review us!  Follow Another Funny One Productions here. Check out the IMDb here

LA This Minute Interview

July 15, 2019

I was interviewed as part of L.A. CityView 35's feature on the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, shot by Boris Gortinski and edited by Joe Belden. Twelfth Night runs Weds-Sun through September 1st! Pericles will join in rep July 27th! Pericles will join Twelfth Night in rep July 27th. Watch the full feature here. Check out production photos here and a few character shots here. Learn more about the 2019 Festival here. Please contribute to FREE Shakespeare here.

"Twelfth Night" Opens

July 6, 2019

It's here! Twelfth Night opens tonight! The show will run Weds-Sun through September 1st! Pericles will join Twelfth Night in rep July 27th. Check out production photos hereand a few character shots here. Learn more about the 2019 Festival here. Please contribute to FREE Shakespeare here.

Began Rehearsals for "Pericles"

July 2, 2019

We began rehearsals for our second show of the summer Pericles! Twelfth Night will continue to run Weds-Sun through September 1st! Pericles will join Twelfth Nightin rep July 27th. Learn more about the 2019 Festival here. Please contribute to FREE Shakespeare here.

"Twelfth Night" Begins Previews

June 29, 2019

Twelfth Night begins previews tonight! The show will run Weds-Sun through September 1st! Pericles will join Twelfth Night in rep July 27th. Learn more about the 2019 Festival here. Please contribute to FREE Shakespeare here.

Fundraising for ISC!

June 4, 2019

Independent Shakespeare Company offers FREE Shakespeare in Griffith Park all Summer long to over 40,000 Angelenos of all ages and backgrounds. Not only does this company bring dynamic theater to our community, but they also hold outreach events, pre-show performances, and pay their cast and creative team! Please contribute here.

Filmed Episode 4 of "Just Roommates"

June 2, 2019

I had a wonderful time back on set to film episode 4 of  Just Roommates, directed by Tiffany Tynes, shot by Corey Turner, and edited by Alex Gonzales. If you missed our last episode, catch up here and be sure to like and subscribe! It is also available to stream on Amazon so rate and review us!  Follow Another Funny One Productions here. Check out the imdb here

ISC Summer Season Kickoff

May 18, 2019

Independent Shakespeare Company will be having a fundraiser for the summer season of free Shakespeare in Griffith Park. There will be food, drinks, and exciting auction items. Find more info here.

Maria Irene Fornes Memorial

May 14, 2019

I had the honor of performing a few songs in a memorial celebrating the life of the brilliant Maria Irene Fornes with Hero Theatre. Learn more bout Hero here.

Old Hollywood Shoot

May 6, 2019

I had a wonderful '50s and'70s inspired photoshoot with photographer Christopher Montgomery. View more photos here

Booked Griffith Park 

Shakespeare Festival

April 18, 2019

I am elated to announce I booked the Independent Shakespeare Company's Griffith Park Free Shakespeare festival. I will be performing in repertory as Marina in Pericles and Valentine/Singer in Twelfth Night. Getting to be part of such a Los Angeles tradition is such a gift. Find more info here.

"Just Roommates" Episode 3 is Live!

April 14, 2019

Episode 3 of  Just Roommates  titled "New Year, New Us" is live, directed by Tiffany Tynes, shot by Corey Turner, and edited by Alex Gonzales. Watch the episode here and be sure to like and subscribe! Rate and review us on Amazon! Follow Another Funny One Productions here. Check out the imdb here

Hero Theatre Company Member

April 8, 2019

I am pleased to announce that I was made a company member at Hero Theatre! This company does such an incredible job of centering artists of color and mentoring youth in our community. Check them out here.

"Light Years" Music Video with Alicia Vikander

April 4, 2019

So grateful for the opportunity to be featured in The National's new music video "Light Years" starring Alicia Vikander and directed by Mike Mills. The full short film I Am Easy to Find will be released May 17th. Watch "Light Years" here.

"They Know Not What They Do" Selected

March 29, 2019

My short one act play They Know Not What They Do was selected for Sacred Fools' ninth installment of their We The People series Adhering to their Enemies. Tickets are donate what you can! Buy tickets here, and join the Facebook page here.

Çoisve Shoot

March 22, 2019

I had a lovely shoot with Photographer Réchard François of Çoisve Photo at Franklin Canyon. Follow his work on Instagram, visit his website, and view more photos here. If you're interested in getting a discount on some beautiful shots of your own, message me for info.

"TGITRD" Trailer Released

March 18, 2019

The trailer for Anngelica-Marie Eshesimua's The Girl in the Red Dress is out! Watch it here and join the facebook page here.