A Midsummer Night's Dream
Evergreen Theatre Collective, directed by Sloan Garner
During the pandemic, I had the chance to play an absolute dream role of mine, the lovesick and headstrong Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream. To see a Helena monologue, check out my Videos tab!
Letters From Lisette
The Growing Stage, directed by Natalie Kane
One of my favorite virtual projects was a festival presentation of the brand new TYA play, Letters From Lisette. I played Lisette, a young girl's favorite doll who comes to life through stories told in letters. I love bringing a rich inner life to unexpected characters, even inanimate ones!
Evergreen Theatre Collective, directed by Joshua Biaatch
I played Bianca and an Officer in a virtual production of the Shakespeare classic, Othello. I worked on creating distinct and fleshed-out characters that helped fill out the world of this play.
The Winter's Tale
Evergreen Theatre Collective, directed by Natalie Kane
I was so grateful for the chance to be in a virtual production of my favorite Shakespeare play, The Winter's Tale. As Perdita and Emilia, I got to play a kew role in this story of redemption and forgiveness.
The Snow Queen
Arden Theatre Company, directed by Whit MacLaughlin
Getting to work on this beautiful children's theatre production was such a wonderful experience. I understudied the roles of Elisa, Bindweed, Lil, and Robber Girl. I learned so much from being in a room full of dedicated artists working to create fully realized theatre for young audiences.
The Pajama Game
Broadway Theatre of Pitman, directed by Bill Yerkes
I had so much fun playing the quirky character Mae in the classic musical, The Pajama Game. Mae is a gutsy lady who speaks her mind and stands up for what she believes in, and I loved getting to put my own stamp on her. For video of this production, check out my Videos tab!
Margot and Mr. Fog
Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival, directed by Elise D'Avella
I had the wonderful opportunity to originate the role of Margot in the world premiere of the TYA musical, Margot and Mr. Fog. This lovely musical talks about mental health in a way that audiences of all ages can understand and appreciate. It was such a great experience being the first person to play a role and getting to leave my mark on the show for future productions.
Inis Nua Theatre Company, directed by Elise D'Avella
This staged reading was part of Inis Nua's Medicine in Modern Life reading series. It was such an interesting experience doing the research necessary to play a twelve-year-old girl diagnosed with psychopathy. I loved getting the chance to tell this surprising and heartbreaking story.
Under Milk Wood
Temple Theaters, directed by Peter Reynolds
Written by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood is a "play for voices." This was a true ensemble piece, where each actor got to play several characters and often rapidly shift between characters. As Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard, Mrs. Utah Watkins, and several other characters, I had the chance to work on developing larger-than-life characters through bold and specific vocal and physical choices.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Temple Theaters, directed by Lynne Innerst
I had the pleasure of being in one of my favorite Shakespeare plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream, as the fairy Peaseblossom. I got to work on unique, other-worldly physicality and also collaborate with the other fairies to create original music for the fairy lullaby. For video of this production, check out my Videos tab!
Svaha Theatre Collective, directed by Elise D'Avella
One of my favorite projects that I have ever worked on, Long Trouble was an adaptation of Shakespeare and Fletcher's Henry VIII. Combining the original text with actual quotes from Mary Tudor, Catherine of Aragon, and Anne Boleyn, this play sought to reclaim the narrative of the women in Henry's life. As a young Mary Tudor, I got to explore the early life of a woman known to history as a bloody tyrant. I also got to work on original music and play my guitar and kalimba in the piece.
Shakespeare for All!
Saratoga Shakespeare Company, directed by Louis Butelli and Leah Walton
Shakespeare for All! was an incredibly fulfilling touring production that I got to work on with Saratoga Shakespeare Company. We worked together as an ensemble to create a showcase of Shakespeare scenes and songs. I got to play roles that pushed me out of my comfort zone, such as Hamlet and Queen Elizabeth from Richard III. I also got to compose original music and work collaboratively to incorporate transition music into the piece.
As You Like It
Saratoga Shakespeare Company, directed by Elizabeth Carlson-Guerin
I loved getting to work on this joyful, outdoor production of As You Like It. Our production had a lot of movement work to establish the worlds of the court and the forest. One of my favorite moments was crawling out from under the stage during our epic transition into the forest of Arden! I also had a lot of fun understudying the iconic character, Jaques.
Temple Theaters, directed by Brandon McShaffrey
I had the unique opportunity as a swing to understudy the six female dancer roles in Chicago. I got to learn the original Fosse choreography and track all of the spacing for six roles. Because this production was a collaboration between current students and alumni, I had a lot of opportunities to go on during the rehearsal process.
Temple Theaters Side Stage Season, directed by Lyell Hintz and Nik Slackman
The Arsonists is a dark comedy that acts as a metaphor for the rise of fascism. I played Anna, the maid for the Biedermanns, who are charmed and manipulated by a group of arsonists. Anna acts as the powerless voice of reason; she sees the arsonists for who they really are but has no power to stop them.
Guys and Dolls
Temple Theaters, directed by Peter Reynolds
In the classic musical Guys and Dolls, I played a streetwalker in the ensemble while also swinging six Hot Box Dancer roles and understudying General Cartwright. I loved developing my own unique character in the ensemble and having the freedom to go over-the-top within the world of Runyanland!
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Summer Professional Training Program
Acting Apprentice Summer 2017
I had the amazing opportunity to learn and grow as an acting apprentice at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Through classes and performance opportunities, I got to hone my craft and cultivate my passion for classical theatre and ensemble work. For our final project, The Two Noble Kinsmen, I played Athenian general Artesius and collaborated with the ensemble to write original music for the piece.
Temple Theaters, directed by Elizabeth Carlson-Guerin
As my first Shakespeare play, Julius Caesar holds a special place in my heart. Playing Mark Antony gave me a feeling of empowerment that I had never experienced before. Our hour-long cut of the play focused on the political intrigue and rhetoric of the story. As Mark Antony, I got to go on a journey from a sidekick to a leader.
Philadelphia Young Playwrights New Voices Festival, directed by Amy Blumberg
One of the most creative plays I've ever gotten to work on was Mime Guy, a play written by a high school student for the Philadelphia Young Playwrights New Voices Festival. Fun, colorful, and heartfelt, Mime Guy was a true ensemble piece. Going from a beatboxer in a park to a student in mime school, I had so much fun onstage in this piece.
Heathers the Musical
Music Mountain Theatre, directed by Jordan Brennan
The musical that shares my name! I had so much fun playing the Stoner Chick in this iconic and hilarious dark comedy. This production taught me a lot about creating my own distinct character while also blending with the rest of the ensemble.