Pericles

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What's New

We are halfway through what has been the most creatively fulfilling year of my career and things are not slowing down. At the start of spring, I became a member of Hero Theatre Company and had the privilege of performing "Hell No!" from The Color Purple as part of the Hero Song Cycle Cabaret. This company does an incredible job of centering artists of color and mentoring youth in our community. Check them out and donate here. The Girl in the Red Dress was completed and will be screened and 

submitted to festivals. In the meantime, you can watch the trailer here. I had a photo shoot with the lovely Réchard François of 

Çoisve Photography. Check out photos here.

 

In April, I was featured (ever so briefly) in the music video for The National's "Light Years" starring Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander and directed by Academy Award Nominee Mike Mills. The full short film I Am Easy to Find is available to stream. Watch "Light Years" hereMy short one act play They Know Not What They Do was performed as part of Sacred Fools' ninth installment of their We The People reading series. Tickets benefitted California Common Cause.

 

In May, I had the honor of performing a few songs in a memorial celebrating the life of the brilliant Maria Irene Fornes with Hero Theatre. I also had a fun '50s and '70s inspired photoshoot with photographer Christopher Montgomery. View photos hereJust Roommates is now an official selection of the 2019 Webisode Film Festival! In June, we filmed Episode 4 ("Invasion of Privacy"), directed by Tiffany Tynes, shot by Corey Turner, and edited by Alex Gonzales. Watch the episode here and be sure to like and subscribe! It will also be available to stream on Amazon. Follow Another Funny One Productions here. Check out the imdb here

 

I am currently performing with Independent Shakespeare Company in their annual Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival. I am playing Marina in Pericles and Valentine in Twelfth Night. Getting to work with such incredible artists is nothing short of a dream. Read the glowing Pericles Stage Raw review here and the LA Times Twelfth Night review here. Check out character shots here and production photos hereWorking with this incredible company is such a gift! Indyshakes offers FREE Shakespeare all summer 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, pay their cast/creative team, and value true diversity over tokenism. Please contribute whatever you can here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film

Ceci  | Supporting

Marius Ibarra, dir | Globo Libre | Fall 2018

Boys About Town | Supporting

Michael Cuenca, dir | Blvd Du Cinema Productions | Spring 2018

The Girl in the Red Dress | Lead

Anngelica-Marie Eshesimua, dir | Downbeat Ent. | Spring 2018

Black Excellence (Documentary) | Self

O' Nella Savizon, dir | Winter 2018

Heart Beats  | Supporting

Jonathan Rowan, dir | Superstar Prods | Winter 2018

EPI  | Lead

Callie Mae Nichole Lyons, dir | USC | Spring 2017

Unicorn | Lead

Vanessa Branch, dir | USC | Winter 2017

Smile: A Musical | Supporting

Sarah Phillips, dir | Phileon Productions | Fall 2016

 

New Media

Just Roommates (Web Series) | Lead

Tiffany Tynes, dir | Another Funny One Productions | Ongoing

Only At Divas (Pilot) | Lead

Tiffany Tynes, dir | Another Funny One Productions | Spring 2018

Theater

Pericles | Marina

Melissa Chalsma, dir | Independent Shakespeare Co. | Summer 2019

Twelfth Night | Valentine/Singer

David Melville, dir | Independent Shakespeare Co. | Summer 2019

The Three Musketeers | Constance Bonacieux

Orestes Arcuni, dir | Palos Verdes Performing Arts | Winter 2019

Señor Plummer's Final Fiesta | Maria Amparo

Sean Cawelti, dir | Rogue Artists Ensemble | Fall 2018

Urban Unrest: American Asylum | Lead

Paul Tully, dir | Edinburgh Fringe | Summer 2018

Urban Legends: Circus Sans Politique | Lead

Gisla Stringer/Rosa Navarette/Maxwell Peters, dir | Urban Theater Movement | Winter 2018

Never Let You Go | Performer

Mike Bowers, dir | Three Clubs Hollywood | Winter 2018

Comb Your Hair (Or You'll Look Like A Slave) | Lead

Kumi James, dir | SkyPilot Theatre Company | Fall 2017

Where One Heart Beats | Steph

Francisco Roel, dir | Tales From Tomorrow | Summer 2017

 

Two Girls | Girl One

Allie Costa, dir | Urban Legends One Act Play Festival | Spring 2017

 

Reservoir Bitches | Ms. Orange

Shawn Randolph, dir | The Tre Stage | Winter 2017

 

Macbeth | Second Witch/First Murderer

Stephen Brown-Fried, dir | Northern Stage | Fall 2016

for colored girls | Lady in Red

Deena Selenow, dir | Dartmouth College | Spring 2016

 

Chicago | Matron ‘Mama’ Morton

Carol Dunne, dir | Dartmouth College | Winter 2016

Don Juan Comes Back from the War | Second Part

Peter Hackett, dir | Dartmouth College | Fall 2015

 

Goree Crossing (Revival Reading Series) | Fannie Mae

Paul Carter Harrison, dir | Harlem School of the Arts | Winter 2015

 

The Next War | Nurse/Run Crew

Sarah Krohn, dir | Columbia University Schapiro Theatre | Winter 2015

 

In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) | Elizabeth

Jamie Horton, dir | Dartmouth College | Fall 2014

 

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind | Company

Too Much Light company, dir | Dartmouth College | Winter 2014

Music Video

Light Years | College Friend

Mike Mills, dir | Summer 2018

To Tell You the Truth | The Savior

Joshua Mabie, dir | Summer 2017

Don't Yuk My Yum | Performer

Andrew Putschoegl, dir | Summer 2017

Walking in a Straight Line | Dancer

Elizabeth Abrams, dir | Spring 2017

Plays

They Know Not What They Do | Playwright

Sacred Fools | Spring 2019

Resignation | Playwright

Sacred Fools | Winter 2019

Latent Rapists | Playwright

Sacred Fools | Fall 2018

How Many Drinks Does it Take (to dismantle systemic white supremacy)? | Playwright

Sacred Fools | Fall 2018

Number 12 Looks Just like the Sunken Place | Playwright

Sacred Fools/Edinburgh Fringe (as part of Urban Unrest) | Winter 2018/Summer 2018

Win Win | Playwright

Sacred Fools | Summer 2018

Basic | Playwright

Sacred Fools | Winter 2018

 

Other Work

Your Class, Your Words | Director

Dartmouth College | Fall 2016

Thursday Night Live | "Weeknight Update" Actress/Writer | "Liberal Media Board" Director

Dartmouth College | Winter 2016

The Big Bang Theory Teaser | Sheldon

Dartmouth College | Winter 2016

Pymetrics Adverisement | Thing 2

Hanover, NH | Summer 2014

 

Training

Dartmouth College

BA in Theater, Double Minor in Film, Public Policy

Acting: James Rice, James Horton, Carol Dunne

Linklater Technique/Voice: James Rice

Theater History/Dramaturgy: Dr. Irma Mayorga, Laura Edmondson

Screenwriting: Bill Philips

Directing: Peter Hackett

Video Editing: Jeffrey Ruoff, Peter Ciardelli

Camera work/Live Directing: Peter Ciardelli

Playwriting: Joe Sutton

Master Classes: Anna Deavere Smith, Michael Rafter, Dan Butler

 

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Eight-Week Summer Shakespearean/Jacobean Course Certificate

Acting: John Bashford, Scott Handy, Dominic Rouse, Eleanor Rhode, Jenny Lipman

Improvisation: Phil Whelans

Voice: Stevie Rickard

Accents: Hugh O' Shea

Alexander Technique: Angie Herzberg

Historical Dance: Diana Scrivener Blair

Movement/Mask: Heriberto Montalbán, Vincent Manna

Combat: Rodney Cottier, Jonathan Waller

Master Classes: Alex Waldmann, Vik Sivalingnam, Gary Watt



Awards

BADA Lorraine Hansberry Award for the Performing Arts

 

Warner Bentley & Henry B. Williams Fellowship Endowment

 

Mark L. Lebowitz 1977 Memorial Prize in the Performing Arts

 

Errol G. Hill Scholar (2015-2016)

Errol G. Hill Scholar (2014-2015)

Skills

Vocal Range: A2 – E5 | Specific Training: Musical Theater, Improv, Mask, Movement, On-camera/Sketch, Voice/Linklater Technique, Alexander Technique | Combat: Unarmed, Rapier, Dagger | Weapons: Revolver (shot blanks), Prop M400 | Dance: Historical, Club/freestyle, Musical Theater, Dance Biomechanics | Athletics: Running, Soccer, Hiking, Swimming (basic) | Licensed Driver (Auto)

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