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Strawberry One Act Festival 2016

I got cast in yet another theater festival here in NYC! So many fun projects and new works to explore!

The show is called “The Unknowns” by Kacie Devaney

I play Isabella, a sweet country girl who introduces herself to her new neighbors.

Many twists and dark turns in this script which make it all the more interesting to play!

Performance info:

The Riant Theatre’s Strawberry One-Act Festival

Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, NYC
Off Broadway

Thursday, July 14th at 7pm
Sunday, July 17th at 7pm
Monday, July 25th at 9pm

For tickets go to https://www.therianttheatre.com/item.php?id=249

 

BMI Musical Theater Workshop 2016

Another AMAZING project I had the chance to perform on was the BMI Musical Theater Workshop in NYC.

I had the pleasure of working with Atomic The Musical creators Gregory Bonsignore and Aaron Kenny.

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Their musical is called “The Talented Mr. Ripely” based on the movie of the same name.

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It was a FANTASTIC experience and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this show in the future!

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NYC Short Play Festival 2016

!!OFFICIAL WINNER OF THE SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL!!

I’ve been so very busy this week, I haven’t had time to update!

Among many things, I am performing at The Players Theater  (off broadway) at their Short Play Festival!

It’s a night of new works all with the theme “Subways”.

Antonio Silva and I star in “Strangers on an E Train” by Ruthellen Cheney.

So very funny and well written, I hope everyone gets a chance to see it!

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Location:
The Players Theater (West Village)
115 MacDougal St.
New York N.Y. 10012
212-475-1449

June 16th – 19th 2016

Times:
Thursday: 7PM
Friday: 7PM
Saturday: 7PM
Sunday: 3PM

Tickets: $30
Buy online: http://www.shortplaynyc.com/
Or buy at the door!

Spring 2016 Update

It’s always busy here in NYC. Lots of projects and lots of fun!

So let’s do a nice re-cap.

It’s Spring!!! And I am definitely looking forward to filming in warmer weather, because no one likes filming in the cold.

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Since I got back from the holiday season, I worked on a short film titled “Cataclysm” directed by an NBCUniversal intern, Erian Mathis, at the end of January. I played a principle role of the Psychologist.

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Last weekend I filmed some intense finale scenes for indie film 1970’s thriller, Thorns for Flowers, as lead, Gretchen. It will be ready in time to screen at the International Soho Festival May 2016! Woo!

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Then I have a reading (and filming in April) for the third episode of nerdy web-series, Three Days of Glory, as principle role, cosplayer Nina Collins.

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The other week I got a few callbacks for a National Commercial in which all information is confidential, but I had a really great time working with the commercial director and House Casting, NYC.

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I was also involved in a workshop of a new musical by Greg Bonsignore (up and coming lyricist and director of recent Off Broadway show, Atomic) in conjunction with BMI Musical Theater Workshop. The music was catchy and hilarious. Can’t wait to see their production come together!

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And finally, I performed in Love Creek’s Off Broadway One Act of “The Power and The Glory” as lead, nervous wreck Wanda. Plenty of physical comedy with great laughs! Well written script.

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           So Spring is off to a great start with all my weekends through May filled with film shoots (Three Days of Glory and Thorns for Flowers), and hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze in some little projects in-between.

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Thorns for Flowers: Day 2

Day two of filming with Thorns for Flowers was filled with scenes that were intense and emotional. I normally perform this style on stage or in song, so this was a great exercise bringing it to film. It was exhausting but amazing!

I got a chance to film with beautiful scenery like some spooky woods and a sun-dappled lakeside which was so perfect for the mood of the scenes. I’m so happy to be working on this project! And, as always, it’s a blast working with my fellow cast and stellar director!

 

Looking forward to shooting more scenes in the New Year!!

Thorns for Flowers: Day 1

I had SUCH a great time filming for new Feature Film, Thorns for Flowers this past Saturday. My role as Gretchen is amazing and deep and our director, Anthony de Lioncourt is FANTASTIC. I’m so glad I finally got a real chance to work with him!

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Photo by Eugene Lin 2015

Day one of shooting consisted of horses and countryside which is always enjoyable to someone who lives in a concrete jungle (aka NYC). And I finally got to meet my co stars Oev, who plays young Leo, and Yaron, who plays another important character (no spoilers!).

Looking forward to shooting Day Two this weekend and feeling lucky that global warming has warmed up the Northeast just enough that I won’t freeze during our outdoor shoot. (Gotta stay positive!)

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet for this AWESOME film, check it out here.

 

I’ll keep you updated on any new adventures! Until then, stay warm and Happy Holidays!

 

Thanksgiving in the Wilderness

I’m thrilled to announce my Off Off Broadway Debut! HUZZAH!!

Time to bust out the bubbly. Aw Yiss.

I will be performing the amazing show “Thanksgiving in the Wilderness” by Kellie Powell with Love Creek Theater at the Producer’s Club Theater near Times Square, NYC.

Show Dates:

November 20th at 8pm
November 21st at 3pm & 8pm
November 22nd at 7pm

Love Creek Productions Presents
Thank You, No Thank You – an evening of One-Act Plays

Tickets $18 Reserve via email at LCPReserve@gmail.com

Facebook Event HERE

I hope to see you there! It’s going to be a GREAT show!

Off Off Broadway

Love Creek Productions

I am happy to announce that I am now a company member at an Off Off Broadway theater called Love Creek Productions!

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I am looking forward to working on new works with new directors here in NYC! This is why I moved here. I am really glad to be getting involved in stage theater again. It is my home after all!

My counselor prescribes 4 hours of rehearsal a day.

Someday soon I will level up to Off Broadway, but for now, I am going to enjoy every minute of the my actor journey.

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Happiness is not wanting what you don’t have, it’s enjoying what you got.

Another opening, another show. Cheers!

Summer Audition Reel

I was asked to submit for a project online and recorded a reel to send in. I feel pretty good about this recording and wanted to post it online!

This is a scene from the series Cowboy Bebop, the character is Faye Valentine.

The character called for this hairstyle. Yes it’s a wig! lol

 

Enjoy!