A BIT ABOUT ME:
I caught the theater bug at nine years old
when I was cast in a youth theater production of The Sound of Music in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio - and I never looked back!
I recently completed my B.A. in Theater Arts at Brandeis University, where I immersed myself in all types of theater. I am a lover of Shakespeare, Musical Theater, the Greeks, new work, and devising. I strive to create the type of theatre that makes you want to dance, scream, sing, cry, and laugh. I have a particular passion for portraying the powerful women of Shakespeare and other early modern plays - read more about that here! Efforts to reclaim the narratives of classical women that are so often neglected by time and popular interpretation finds its way into my work as a performer, playwright, educator, and arts administrator.
When I'm not onstage I work in the world of theatre education, believing firmly in the importance of sharing my passion for theatre with both youth and peers. I work currently as a core member at the Artists' Theatre of Boston. I've also recently worked as a Drama Group Leader at the Tobin Beaudet School in Needham, MA, as the Theater Education intern at Kesher Newton (Boston, MA), as a teaching assistant at Brandeis University Dept. of Theater Arts, and as the Drama Specialist at Camp Anisfield (Cleveland, OH). I also served as an Undergraduate Department Representative for the Dept. of Theater Arts at Brandeis. To learn more about my work as an educator or to schedule a private coaching, click here!
I spent the past three years developing MARGARET MY NAME, my senior acting thesis at Brandeis University. This show is a cut of four of Shakespeare's history plays (Henry VI parts I,II, and III, and Richard III) which retells the narrative from the perspective of Queen Margaret of Anjou. I have been exploring performing the "ungentle queen" and discovering the capacity of modern artists to reframe classical narratives to reclaim and highlight the women who drive them forward.
Unfortunately, the creation of this piece was cut short several weeks before opening as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, though the months of script crafting and rehearsal collaboration remain. While the piece is currently on hiatus and back in development, I hope to bring it to the stage in the near future! If you would like to see some of the work generated by this project you can do so here.