I always love the opportunity to work with new writers, especially female-identifying ones, and this summer I had the privilege to work with Jessica Kahkoska. Kahkoska was the resident artist and part of New Works Initiative this summer at Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre.
I was thrilled to read the part of Lea in one of her works, In Her Bones; additionally, I read for Betty in a snippet of The Death of Desert Rose. It was such a great opportunity to work with another female creative this summer, and I so look forward to seeing more of this wonderful playwright's work.
Heading back to Colorado this summer to the ol’ stomping grounds (@scrtheatre) to revisit an old favorite: THE 39 STEPS, this time as Annabella/Pamela/Margaret (having previously done Clown #2!) and playing The Pilot in the one woman show, GROUNDED. Yes you heard that right. A one. woman. show.
A farce where I play SEXY and INTELLIGENT FEMALES, and a one woman show in the same summer? Elated. And terrified. In the best possible way. And yes I’m already memorizing...
25 is lookin’ pretty damn good thus far...
I've never been described as "painfully shy, struggling to be helpful, and pretty much clueless" and I'm obsessed! 🤣!
Only a few more left of this silly show, going to miss my ol' girl Edith...
"The cast keeps us delightfully amused as the difficulties of Elvira’s continuing materialization continue to take a distressing toll on everyone. There is, through it all, a romantic relationship , a murder and some serious skullduggery. It could only be British, and only Coward."
Click HERE to read the full review!
Just a little over two weeks until we begin rehearsals for Blithe Spirit! I'm enjoying the R&R and looking forward to auditioning for the next few weeks here in the city, but I'm really looking forward to returning to Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and working with Russell Treyz on this piece!
Also, Java Burrito is calling my name (it's better than Chipotle!) and the beach.
We closed An American in Paris on NYE and I'm already missing this cast more than I can articulate; such a beautiful, kind, hilarious gaggle of geese, and they made waking up everyday all the better.
I'm officially back in NYC for three weeks, and then off to SC again for Blithe Spirit, also at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina! This time directed by the lovely Russell Treyz. So looking forward to jumping into my first Coward play!
Holy Moses! Our first review! The audiences here in Hilton Head have absolutely adored the production - you can feel the energy of the room change when some of their favorite songs propel us into the next scene!
"The dancing, choreographed by Elise Kinnon, takes us through jazz dances of earlier times, classical ballet, modern, tap and even a kick line! The song and dance number with Henri is jaw-dropping. Start to finish, the dancing, all of the acrobatics, the energy, the more ups than downs are spot-on."
Check out the full review HERE
We did it! We opened this puppy! It's been truly incredible dancing and singing alongside these brilliant folks - it truly feels like Santa must've put me on the "Nice List."
So thrilled to be working on this joyful show all this month, and we've started understudy rehearsals now as well (I understudy Milo and Madame Baurel!) so my brain is going a million miles a minute, but Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia has been a sweet treat at the end of a long day!
Jumping in as a last minute replacement today for a reading my dear friend Steven Meeker Jr. has written!
It's about all female-identifying Power Rangers, and I'll be playing "The Intern" and reading stage directions!
I always love in participating in LGBTQIA+ works, and am so thrilled I get to work alongside some old pals from college, and Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's apprentice program!
Next up after An American in Paris! I'll be hopping on a plane again to go do Blithe Spirit at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, where I'll be playing Edith! It's my first Coward production, and I'm thrilled to work with this amazing cast of six other goofballs!
Finally can check off “Russian ballet teacher” on the character woman bucket list...
S’Wonderful getting another opportunity to work with some of my Theatre Aspen family again (Mark Martino AND Elise Kinnon! ❤️) and my forever partner in crime, Michael Gorman.
Arts Center Coastal Carolina playing Olga and Female Ensemble in An American in Paris, as well as understudying Milo and Madame Baurel! 🥖🧀🍷🇺🇸➡️🇫🇷 #firstauditionback
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