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"Knight of the Burning Pestle" Begins!

July 2, 2022

Our first show of the summer, Knight of the Burning Pestle, has begun performances in Griffith Park! Knight runs Wednesdays through Sundays at 7pm until July 31st and is followed by Macbeth. Learn more about the festival and register here. Watch the cast announcement here. Donate to my fundraiser here!

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DTLA Shoot with Vincent Kirk

June 28, 2022

I had my 3rd annual summer shoot with my wonderful friend photographer Vincent Kirk! Photos from our shoots can be found here.

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HyeBred Magazine Publication

June 20, 2022

My poem if we back each other up we can (re)turn mountains was published in HyeBred Magazine Issue #11 Proverbs. This piece is a meditation on the way our community often alienates both those who are not part of this community and those within our community who deviate from preconceived notions of what it means to “be Armenian”. Read the issue here.

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Marina Del Rey Film Festival

June 19, 2022

ISC's feature film Live at the Porpentine made its Film Festival debut on Juneteenth at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival! Learn more about LATP here. Stream on YouTube here. Listen to the original soundtrack here. Contribute to ISC here!

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Community Action Update Podcast

June 15, 2022

For this quarter's Community Action Update I interviewed local representative and award winning theatre artist Kristina Wong, ISC Board member Ebony Murphy-Root, and Aisha Kabia performs a speech from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Listen to the episode here!

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Began Rehearsals for GPSF '22

June 6, 2022

It is the greatest privilege to return to Griffith Park with my ISC family this summer. Rehearsals have officially begun for Knight of the Burning Pestle in which I will be playing Luce. Learn more about the festival here. Watch the cast announcement here. Donate to my fundraiser here!

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"LATP" selected for the Marina Del Rey Film Festival

June 4, 2022

ISC's feature film Live at the Porpentine was selected to stream at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival! It will screen in Block FF June 19th at 4pm. Purchase tickets here. Learn more about LATP here. Stream on YouTube here. Listen to the original soundtrack here. Contribute to ISC here!

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ISC Annual Fundraising Gala

May 21, 2022

ISC's 2022 fundraising gala was back in person with A Knight at Club Hecate, which successfully raised funds for the upcoming Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival. Contribute to ISC here!

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SBT "Bright Half Life" Talkback

May 14, 2022

I assisted the lovely Sydney Rogers and represented Support Black Theatre in a moderated talkback of The Road Theatre's production of Tanya Barfield's Bright Half Life. Learn more about SBT here!

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ISC Huntington Performance

May 11, 2022

I performed sections of Romeo & Juliet and broke down the text with my fellow ISC ensemble members Patrick and Daniel as part of Carson High School's Deep Learning Day at The Huntington Library! We had a wonderful and engaged group of 10th-12th grade students join us in the Garden Court. 

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Co-Authored Federal Arts Funding Legislation

April 28, 2022

Today Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced H.R. 7627 or the Advancing Equity Through the Arts and Humanities Act. I was honored to be part of the collective of local theatre artists who co-authored the Bill. Read the Bill text here and sign on as an endorser here.

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UCLA Lecture

April 27, 2022

I had the pleasure of lecturing at UCLA once again as part of Professor Kane's UCLA VAPAE 20 class. This time I was joined by Jimmy Wu as we shared our experiences working with the arts in corrections and I led the students through a workshop and writing exercise.

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Ancestor Portrait Series

April 24, 2022

For this year's Armenian Genocide Commemoration, I was able to share “Mamig and Babig” shot and edited by Kristin Anahit Cass as part of their Ancestor Portrait Series. For these portraits I recreated photos of my grandparents with images of our Artsakh behind me. View both photos here.

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CTG Going Pro Fair

April 23, 2022

I spoke to current college students and recent graduates as part of Center Theatre Group's  Going Pro Fair. This closing forum was titled Don't Dream It. Be it. and featured myself and Julyza Commodore as young professional game changers in the LA theater community and was moderated by David Stewart. Learn more about Going Pro 2022 here.

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PCC Panel on Genocide and Resilience

April 18, 2022

This year marks 107 years since the start of the Armenian Genocide. It was a gift to hold space with a panel of incredible individuals as we explored the resilience of communities that have experienced genocide and political violence. The Disruption, Denial, and Innovation Panel was held from 12-2pm at Pasadena City College and sponsored by PCC Jan and the PCC ASA. Learn more here.

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Finished First SBT Talk Forward 

April 10, 2022

Support Black Theatre's cohort of Black women has been meeting as part of SBT's very first Talk Forward once a week for the last month. This series culminated in a viewing of Both And... at Boston Court Pasadena, after which I led a talkback with playwright and performer Carolyn Ratteray and Director Andi Chapman. Learn more about SBT here and get tickets here.

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"Live at the Porpentine" Weekend #2 and Virtual Lounge

March 19, 2022

Independent Shakespeare Co.'s feature film Live at the Porpentine is wrapping up its second weekend of live streams. Watch the post-show virtual lounge I hosted here. Learn more about the film here. Check out our IMDb page here.

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Devising Session #3 of ISC New Play Development

March 13, 2022

We wrapped up our final devising intensive for ISC's New Play Development White People Do Not Know How to Behave at Entertainments Designed for Ladies and Gentlemen of Colour! You can learn more about the project and DONATE directly here.

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"Live at the Porpentine" Weekend #1 and Virtual Lounge

March 12, 2022

Independent Shakespeare Co.'s feature film Live at the Porpentine has begun its series of live streams Friday-Sunday at 7:30pm this weekend and next. Watch the post-show virtual lounge I was part of here. Learn more about the film here. Check out our IMDb page here.

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"It is Earned" Commission from Invertigo Dance

February 28, 2022

I was commissioned by Invertigo Dance Company to write my poem titled It Is Earned in honor of Black History month as part of their Moving In Time series. This collaboration between poet, musician, and dancer also features the music of Diana Lynn and the movement of Bernard Brown. You can watch on vimeo here.

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New "Live at the Porpentine" Trailer

February 23, 2022

The new trailer for Independent Shakespeare Co.'s feature film Live at the Porpentine is now available to stream on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe to our channel and watch on youtube here. Learn more and register to stream weekends from March 11th-20th here. Check out our IMDb page here.

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Iambic Lab: Born from the Ensemble

February 20, 2022

After a full day of devising work, Sabra Williams, Patrick Batiste, Bukola Ogunmola, and myself spoke in a salon as part of this year's Iambic Lab. You can watch the full Borne From The Ensemble talk here. You can learn more about White People Do Not Know How to Behave at Entertainments Designed for Ladies and Gentlemen of Colour and DONATE directly here. Register for our other Iambic Lab events here.

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UCLA Lecture

February 16, 2022

It was an honor to guest lecture on my work as a teaching artist with incarcerated youth for Professor Kane's UCLA VAPAE 105 class.

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Blklst Instagram Live

February 11, 2022

I had a wonderful time speaking with Blklst Co-Founder A'raelle Flynn-Bolden during the Name Your Monster Instagram Live event. the discussion was centered on naming harm within the Los Angeles theater community, and the Southern California Living Document I created as a means of accountability for said harm. Submit you account of harm here. You can watch the full Instagram Live talk here.

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Register to Stream "Live at the Porpentine!"

February 11, 2022

One month from today you will have the opportunity to stream the final version of our feature film Live at the Porpentine. This was my first principal role in a feature, and I was blessed to share this journey with my ISC family. Register to stream weekends from March 11th-20th here.

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Valentine Sweets Shoot

February 3, 2022

I had a blast doing the product shoot for Valentine Sweets' new Pasadena bakery! Not only are their treats and drink delicious, they are also entirely organic and vegan, with many gluten free options as well! View photos from the shoot captured by Cara Harman here and check out the menu here.

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Second  REVERIE Campaign Drop

December 22, 2021

I am honored to be one of the faces of sustainable haircare brand Reverie. Reverie is made with intention here in California! Shop Reverie here and find photos from both campaigns here.

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Completed Second New Play Development Devising Intensive

December 5, 2021

We closed out the second session of intensive devising for Indyshakes New Play Development project. To donate and learn more about this project devised by our Black ensemble members and currently titled White People Do Not Know How to Behave at Entertainments Designed for Ladies and Gentlemen of Colour click here.

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"Live at the Porpentine!" Premiere Screenings

November 12, 2021

Our feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, Live at the Porpentine! will be presented at the ISC studio! Experience the film in our Porpentine set while enjoying costume and prop pieces and our open bar. Learn more and reserve tickets here.

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Out of Print Ad

October 31, 2021

I shot an ad for Out of Print directed by Robert Arjoyan and featuring the legendary Vahe Berberian. View the ad here.

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"In the Upper Room" Denver Center Reading at Boston Court

October 30, 2021

I had the pleasure of reading stage directions for the Denver Center's workshop reading of In the Upper Room at Boston Court. The reading and future 2022 production are directed by Gregg T. Daniel.

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October Community Action Update

October 28, 2021

My October Community Action Update invites you to take action to protect Mauna Kea, The Creative Workforce Development Act, donate to the family and scholarship fund of Halyna Hutchins, stop Line 3, and more. Listen on spotify here. Find links to take action here.

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REVERIE Suna Ad

October 22, 2021

I am honored to be one of the faces of sustainable haircare brand Reverie. Check out the ad featuring me using Suna here. View campaign photos here. Shop Reverie here.

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Filmed "Meadowlark Falls" On Location in Mt. Baldy

October 11, 2021

Meadowlark Falls is back! Our immersive holiday experience is back this holiday season and we filmed this year's installment on location in Mt. Baldy this year! Purchase your experience here by December 3rd!.

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Named Director of Programs at Support Black Theatre

September 15, 2021

I have begun to work in a formal capacity with Support Black Theatre as their Director of Programs! It is an honor to work with an organization I love that is doing such wonderful work in our arts community. Follow SBT here.

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BLM PAC Voiceover

September 14, 2021

I provided voiceover for the Black Lives Matter PAC's "Vote No On the Recall" ad, edited by Giovanni Solis. Watch the full ad here.

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September Community Action Update

September 28, 2021

My September Community Action Update advocates for SB-628, The Creative Workforce Development Act, staying informed and donating to aid current refugee the Haitian and Afghan crises, volunteering with SELAH and Waterdrop LA, and more! Listen on spotify here. Find links to take action here.

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New REVERIE Campaign Launch

September 14, 2021

I am honored to be one of the faces of sustainable haircare brand Reverie's new campaign. Reverie is made with intention here in California! Shop Reverie here and stay tuned for more photos from the campaign launch.

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Venice Beach Photo Shoot

September 13, 2021

I shot a lovely series with photographer Shiji Ulleri in Venice Beach. Check out the full set here.

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"Collectathon" Reading

September 13, 2021

It was a joy to provide narration for my friend Henry Alexander Kelly's Pilot Script Collectathon. Learn more about the project and find the digital program here.

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LA ARTS and BLKLST Launch!

September 8, 2021

I am honored to share what has been the culmination of a year and a half of difficult and traumatic work. The Los Angeles Anti- Racist Theatre Standards (LA ARTS) are now live and can be read here. I co-authored the standards with an incredible collective of predominantly BIPOC theatre artists. I am also a contributor to The BLKLST, which is the organization that will implement the standards and ensure theaters are held accountable. My living document of harm will now be housed by the BLKLST as well.

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"The Tempest" Closing Night!

September 5, 2021

Our magical summer performing The Tempest in the Griffith Park dell has come to an end! You can find press on our summer here and support ISC's New Play Development project here. Summer festival info will remain here and you can view our digital playbill here.

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New Play Development Salon and Fundraiser

September 5, 2021

Join ISC ensemble members Sabra Williams, Brent Charles, Patrick Batiste, and myself before the closing night performance of The Tempest as we have a salon discussion exploring ISC's New Play Development project titled White People Do Not Know How to Behave at Entertainments Designed for Ladies and Gentlemen of Colour. Learn more about the project and DONATE here. Find information on the summer festival here.

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Spectrum News 1 Interview

August 31, 2021

I was featured in a Spectrum News 1 segment about Independent Shakespeare Co.'s The Tempest. You can watch the segment here,  and also read about ISC's hygiene kit drive with SELAH this summer which didn't make it into the segment. Reserve your tickets here. Find information on the summer festival here. View our digital playbill here.

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August Community Action Update

August 27, 2021

My August Community Action Update is a special summer episode highlighting SELAH, the organization ISC has partnered with this summer to collect hygiene kits and supplies for our unhoused neighbors. I interview SELAH Co-Founder Cat Kim, who speaks about SELAH's inception and ways we can all make a difference in our communities. Listen on spotify here. Find links to take action here.

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"The Tempest" Press & Opening

August 14, 2021

The Tempest has been featured in a number of articles including The New York Times. We were featured as an LA Times Best Bet for the Weekend in addition to their feature on the pandemic challenges we have faced and recent vandalism. The Tempest had our official press opening on August 14th. Tickets are FREE and available for reservation 7 days in advance of each performance. Reserve your tickets here. Find information on the summer festival here. View our digital playbill here.

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"The Tempest" Begins Performances

August 7, 2021

Independent Shakespeare Co.'s The Tempest has begun performances! Tickets are FREE and become available for reservation 7 days in advance of each performance. Reserve your tickets here. Find information on the summer festival here. View our digital playbill here.

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Weekend 1 of GPSF Tickets to be Released!

July 30, 2021

Tickets for the first performance of Independent Shakespeare Co.'s The Tempest will be released Saturday July 1st at 10am! Tickets are free and become available for reservation 7 days in advance of each performance. Reserve your tickets here. Find information on the summer festival here. View our cast announcement here.

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"Modern Taraz" Photo Shoot

July 21, 2021

I was beautifully photographed by Christina Wefki Naguib in a blend of traditional Armenian dress and modern style. The Taraz headdresses were custom made by Meri Kostanyan. Check out the set here.

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"The Tempest" Cast Announcement

July 15, 2021

We began rehearsals of Independent Shakespeare Co.'s The Tempest earlier this week and have officially announced our cast! The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival is still FREE, but due to COVID, we must take reservations for socially distanced pods. Space is extremely limited and tickets will be released for each performance 7 days in advance. Find information on the summer festival and reservations here. View our cast announcement here.

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July Community Action Update

July 15, 2021

In my July Community Action Update, I shared ways you can support our unhoused neighbors, take action with Justice LA, support La Defensa's "Rate My Judge" program and more! Listen on spotify here. Find links to take action here.

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Womens' Theatre Festival Panelist Announcement

July 10, 2021

I am honored to be a featured panelist at the National Women’s Theatre Festival Convention 2021! The Big Changes & Resilience panel will be moderated by WTF Executive Artistic Director Johannah Maynard Edwards, explore how to dig deep, reexamine, redefine, and stand in your resilience in times of chaos, change, and social reckoning. The panel will be held July 22nd at 1pm EST. Register here.

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Wrapped Feature "Live at the Porpentine!"

June 30, 2021

After a month of production, we've wrapped Independent Shakespeare Co.'s feature film Live at the Porpentine: The Comedy of Errors! I had a blast portraying Luciana in my first feature film experience which also marked our return to full in-person production. Donate to ISC here. View our COE cast announcement here.

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"Believe" Performance

June 26, 2021

I performed a stripped down version of Cher's "Believe" as part of Equality Armenia's Hye Pride Event. Watch my full performance here.

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Skylight Live! "FREEDOM: A Look Back/A Look Forward”

June 21, 2021

It was an honor to speak on Skylight Theatre's Panel FREEDOM: “A Look Back/A Look Forward” alongside Celia Mandela Rivera and Kristina Wong, moderated by Lee Sherman. The discussion will be available to stream for the next 7 days here.

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Final LAist Racism 101 Article

June 21, 2021

The LAist Racism 101 project has officially come to a close. The final article explores lateral violence and features a response from yours truly. Read the article here and watch my response here.

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ISC New Play Development Announcement

June 19, 2021

Independent Shakespeare Co. has officially announced our New Play Development project with the working title White People Do Not Know How to Behave at Entertainments Designed for Ladies and Gentlemen of Colour! To learn more, visit the landing page here and read our Broadway World Announcement here.

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Hye Pride Performer

June 17, 2021

I will be one of many virtually performers for Equality Armenia's Hye Pride Event. I will be singing a stripped down version of "Believe" by Cher. I will continue to be the best ally that I can to the LGBTQIa2s+ community and am honored to be included. Buy tickets for the June 26th events here.

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Photo Shoot with Dereck Davis

June 10, 2021

I had a new shoot with photographer Dereck Davis in Watts. Check out the photos here.

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Shout Out LA Interview

June 7, 2021

I spoke to Shout Out LA about my art, activism, and my go-to spots in LA! Read the full article here.

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June Community Action Update

June 7, 2021

In my June Community Action Update, I share some organizations you can support this Pride Month, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, the VISION Act, save the Salton Sea and more.Listen on spotify here. Find links to take action here.

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Began filming "Live at the Porpentine: The Comedy of Errors"

June 5, 2021

Production has begun on Independent Shakespeare Co.'s film Live at the Porpentine: The Comedy of Errors. My first shooting day was spent at Jim Henson Studios! I can't wait to discover this piece with my creative home during this month filming. Donate to ISC here. View our COE cast announcement here.

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Photo Shoot with Carina Conti

June 1, 2021

I had a wonderful shoot with my friend Carina Conti while modeling some fierce Armenian women-owned businesses as well. My pistachio Arina suit is by Talar Nina, my top is from Sknd Skn, and choker is by Vart's Treasures. Support these businesses and check out the photos here.

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Filmed Next Installment of "Boys About Town"

May 31, 2021

We filmed our latest installment of Michael Cuenca's Boys About Town, a story that will be told over the course of five years. Check out the imdb here.

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USC Network Nations Panel

May 26, 2021

It was an honor to speak on the USC Institute of Armenian Studies Network Nation panel. The panel was hosted by Salpi Ghazarian, Dr. Shushan Karapetian, and Dr. Vicken Cheterian. Guests included Arman Tatoyan, (Armenia's Human Rights Defender), Ruben Vardanyan, Hambardzum Kaghketsyan, and Professor Sebouh Aslanian. Watch the video video here.

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Began In-Person Rehearsals for  "Comedy of Errors"

May 17, 2021

We have begun in-person rehearsals for ISC's Live at the Porpentine: The Comedy of Errors. Donate to ISC here. View our COE cast announcement here.

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Rogue Artists' "Love Note" Immersive Experience is live!

May 15, 2021

I provided voiceover for Rogue Artist Ensemble's Love Note immersive experience. Love Note is a free, interactive, solo audio expedition of your heart, taking place in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park, where audience members can activate sonic narrative experiences at eight unique stops throughout the park. You can also participate online. Love Note runs until June 30th. Learn more here.

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Cast in "Comedy of Errors"

May 15, 2021

During our Shakespeare & Chill fundraiser we announced Indyshakes' cast of our Comedy of Errors film and I am thrilled to share that I will be playing Luciana. We will also be back live in the park this summer with a limited production of The Tempest. View our COE cast announcement here.

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"Shakespeare & Chill" Fundraiser

May 15, 2021

Independent Shakespeare Co.'s annual fundraiser is getting scandalous this year with Shakespeare & Chill: A Bawdy Ball! There will be burlesque performances and explorations of Shakespeare's "adult" themes. I will be hosting sharing live auction updates. This event is virtual and 18+. Learn more about the event and reserve your tickets here.

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May Community Action Update

May 7, 2021

In my May Community Action Update, I discuss ways you can find alternatives to police, support arts funding, the AAPI community, and Save the San Marcos Foothills. Listen on spotify here. Find links to take action here.

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Cathryn Farnsworth Shoot

May 3, 2021

My new headshots were taken by the wonderful Cathryn Farnsworth. Check them out here.

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Arts Advocacy and Social Justice Art Break with Sabra Williams

April 30, 2021

In our latest ISC Art Break podcast, I interviewed Sabra Williams about social justice, the power of the arts, and the many ways we can dismantle systemic white supremacy. Listen on spotify here.

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"To Intervene at a Distance" Panel

April 29, 2021

I will be speaking on a panel in which featured artists from Sites of Fracture: Diasporic Imaginings of Occupied Artsakh will explore how diasporic cultural workers can intervene in a crisis at a distance. Find an overview of the exhibition here, programming details here, and view the exhibition here. You can register for the panel here. and watch the event here if you miss it. 

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The Armenian Weekly Article

April 24, 2021

I wrote a personal article published on this day, April 24th, that we commemorate the Armenian Genocide. I explore what President Biden's formal recognition means and why we must demand reparations within the frame of a requiem for my late Grandtatik Nvart. Read the article here.

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Generation Ratify Panel

April 23, 2021

I have the honor of being a featured speaker on Generation Ratify's panel exploring the Armenian genocide, intergenerational trauma, and the importance of intersectional solidarity. The panel event is at 4pm PST and you can register here. Learn more about Generation Ratify here.

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"Sites of Fracture" Virtual Gallery Launch

April 19, 2021

Yerazad Coalition created a virtual art piece that will be featured alongside the work of a number of incredible Armenian artists in Sites of Fracture: Diasporic Imaginings of Occupied Artsakh. The virtual exhibit launched today! Find an overview here, programming details here, and view the exhibition here. You can also register for the panel I will be speaking on April 29th here.

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"Finding Pandora" High School Students' Production

April 14, 2021

My Unusual Suspects students from San Fernando High School had an incredible culmination! Through green screen magic and OBS software, we were able to bring the virtual production of their original play Finding Pandora to life. Watch the production here.

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April Community Action Update

April 2, 2021

In my April Community Action Update, I discuss ways you can support arts funding, the AAPI community, Save the San Marcos Foothills, stand with the unhoused, and help formally recognize the Armenian Genocide. Listen on spotify here. Find links to take action here.

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"Black Womxn's Performance Night"

March 30, 2021

I had the honor of collaborating with my Comb Your Hair castmate Alexa Crismon and playwright Leelee Jackson as part of Black Womxn's Performance Night presented by the Berkeley MSW program's Black Caucus. I performed three of my own spoken word poems and revisited one of Leelee's pieces from Comb. It was an honor to hold virtual space with these powerful Black women.

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Photoshoot with Vincent Kirk

March 25, 2021

I had my second shoot with the wonderful Vincent Kirk. Check out more photos here.

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Signed Theatrically with Danis, Panaro, & Nist

March 23, 2021

I am thrilled to announce that I signed theatrically with Lindsay Mass at DPN Talent. I am now signed across the board at DPN, as I am also repped commercially by Jennifer York. Learn more about DPN here.

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March Community Action Update

March 10, 2021

In my March Community Action Update, I discuss ways you can support the AAPI community and #StopAsianHate, Save the San Marcos Foothills, stand with victims of police brutality, and save a senior living facility. Listen on spotify here. Find links to take action here.

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MeetCute Anniversary Event

March 10, 2021

A year ago I was thrilled to see my play Win Win produced as part of MeetCute LA. Unfortunately it would be our last live theater event for some time. My director Bruce Lemon and I will be speaking at MeetCute's Anniversary event about our work and activism in the year since. Register for the event March 10th at 5:30pm here.

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Finished First Phase of ISC New Play Development

March 6, 2021

Alongside ISC ensemble members Patrick Batiste, Brent Charles, Aisha Kabia, Bukola Ogunmola, and Sabra Williams, we completed the first phase of our new play development process centering Black voices. Our production is set for a workshop fall 2021 with a full production slated for spring 2022. Learn more here.

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"Citizen" Performance

February 26, 2021

Our performance of Claudia Rankine's Citizen was followed by a powerful talkback. This production was part of Colorado State University's On the Brink Reading Series. It was directed by Aisha Kabia and featured my fellow ISC ensemble members Patrick Batiste, Bukola Ogunmola, and Colorado State Students. You can watch the performance here. You can learn more about the cast and production and reserve tickets here.

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Began Rehearsals for "Citizen"

February 22, 2021

I began rehearsals for a reading of Claudia Rankine's Citizen, directed by the lovely Aisha Kabia. This production is part of Colorado State University's On the Brink Reading Series. In addition to Aisha, I have the privilege of working with my fellow ISC ensemble members Patrick Batiste and Bukola Ogunmola and Colorado State Students. You can learn more about the cast and production and reserve tickets here.

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Justice Organizing in the U.S. Armenian Community Panel

February 21, 2021

I am honored to represent Yerazad on Armenian Action Network's Justice Organizing in the U.S. Armenian Community Panel. You can register here. If you missed the event, you can watch it here. Follow Yerazad on all social media platforms and get involved by emailing me carene@yerazad.com. Follow us on instagram here and check out our linktree here.

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LAist Racism 101 Asked and Answered: Tone Policing

February 21, 2021

My third response for LAist's Racism 101 series is live and I'm joined by Donna Simone Johnson! Learn more about Racism 101 here and read about this question here. Have a question you want answered? Ask it here.

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Art Break Interview with Xavi Moreno and Richard Azurdia

February 19, 2021

ISC Art Break podcast producer Carolina Xique and I interviewed ensemble members Xavi Moreno and Richard Azurdia. We reminisced about live performance, spoke about justice, and they shared their work with Company of Angels. Listen on spotify here.

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Began ISC New Play Development

February 6, 2021

We began our new play development process at Independent Shakespeare Co. which will center and uplift Black voices. Together with ensemble members Patrick Batiste, Brent Charles, Aisha Kabia, Bukola Ogunmola, and Sabra Williams, we begin a 5-week exploratory research session. Our production is set for a workshop fall 2021 and full production in spring 2022. Learn more here.

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LAist Racism 101 Asked and Answered: Black & White?

February 5, 2021

My second 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.

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February Community Action Update

February 5, 2021

In my February Community Action Update, I discuss ways you can get involved with Black Lives Matter and WP4BL, Justice LA, Students Deserve, Support Black Theatre, and provide an exciting update on vaccinations in LA County. Listen on spotify here. Find links to take action here.

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Take Two Interview on Allyship Broadcast on NPR/KPCC

January 28, 2021

I was interviewed by A Martinez about the dos and don'ts of allyship for KPCC's Take Two as part of LAist's Racism 101 team. The interview can be listened to here and will air multiple times on 89.3 (NPR). Listen on Spotify here. Learn more about Racism 101 here.

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Launched Yerazad

January 18, 2021

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we launched Yerazad. I co-founded Yerazad to uplift and center all Armenians (Mixed race, LGBTQI2S, undocumented) while working to build Transnational solidarity. You can follow Yerazad on all social media platforms and get involved by emailing me carene@yerazad.com. Follow us on instagram here and check out our linktree here.

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Named an Arts for LA 2021 ACTIVATE Delegate

January 15, 2021

I am thrilled to announce that I was selected to be an Arts for LA ACTIVATE Delegate. Delegates will focus on building power and creating sustained change in Arts for LA’s four policy areas: affordable spaces for artists, creative career pathways, equitable arts education, and equitable arts funding. Meet the Activate delegates here.

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"Storage Run" Part III Drops!

January 1, 2021

The conclusion of Rogue Artists Ensemble's three-part choose your own holiday adventure Storage Run drops tonight at 7pm. In this installment you will follow Mike (played by myself) and a robot named Fred (Tim Kopacz) as they try to escape Rogue storage! Tickets are "Pay What You Can" and you can watch all three parts until the end of the month! Read the Broadway World announcement here. Watch the trailer here. Reserve your Storage Run tickets here.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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"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.
 

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"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.

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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.
 

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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.
 

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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"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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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Remote Shoot with Vincent Kirk

July 7, 2020

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

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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. 

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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!

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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"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

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"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.

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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

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"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.

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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

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"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.

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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.

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"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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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Malibu Shoot

February 25, 2020

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

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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"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.

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Malibu Shoot

January 4, 2020

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

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South LA Shoot with Blair Johnson

January 3, 2020

View more photos from my shoot with Blair Johnson here

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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Franklin Canyon Shoot

December 1, 2019

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

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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