I was thrilled to get to be a guest on Get to Know Your Narrative, a podcast with host BJ Cary! His podcast centers around artists and how they speak about their work, including writing artist statements. He recently began interviewing artists of different disciplines, and I was so excited to be featured as one of the first.
I’m thrilled to announce that I will be mounting a production that has been years in the making—Darkness Like a Dream, an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream—in the first ever Omaha Fringe Festival, coming summer 2019!
We closed Winnie the Pooh this last weekend, and boy did this show fly by!! It seemed to end just as it was beginning. What a wonderful experience, working on a charming and hilarious show with so much heart, with a tight-knit ensemble of Omaha theatre veterans!
In partnership with their production of Indecent by Paula Vogel, the BLUEBARN Theater presented a staged reading of Sholem Ashe’s 1906 play God of Vengeance, from which the story of Indecent is based. The play was a subject of controversy when it premiered on Broadway in 1923, where the entire cast, producers, and theater owner were arrested for indecency.
I’m super excited that I will be joining the ALL FEMALE cast of All’s Well that Ends Well for Shakespeare on the Green as Diana! Running June 20-23, July 5 & 7 2019, directed by Sarah Lynn Brown, Interim Artistic Director of Nebraska Shakespeare.
On to the next: We have officially started rehearsing Winnie the Pooh at the Rose Theater this week! I’m playing Christopher Robin and Roo, and I get to collaborate with some amazing artists to tell this timeless story perfect for the whole family.
For me as an actor, I and You will always be a show I miss dearly, one that comes to visit when I hear “A Love Supreme” or “Great Balls of Fire.” Whenever I read Whitman. Suffice to say, it was an unforgettable, wild, extraordinary, and immensely challenging experience.
I am proud to announce that I was one of 12 recipients of the first round of the Essentials Fund Micro Grant, offered on a rolling basis seasonally from Amplify Arts. A total of $4,022 was awarded to artists of various disciplines.
I’m absolutely thrilled to finally announce that I’ll be returning to the BLUEBARN this season as Nimmee in The Woodsman, with a brilliant ensemble of puppeteers, movers and musicians.
In the fall of 2018, I participated in Artist INC—a juried 8-week program for artists of all disciplines to learn how to maintain an economically sustainable career in the arts, produced by Amplify Arts.
I’m proud to finally get to announce that I will be playing Caroline in Lauren Gunderson’s beautiful play I and You, which will also be my first time working at the BLUEBARN Theatre!
Since its inaugural production in 2016, I have been a part of Juno's Swans, an all-female staged reading of a Shakespeare play presented at the BLUEBARN Theater by Nebraska Shakespeare.
Closing this show was bittersweet. Our cast and team was full of some of the most giving humans and artists I’ve had the privilege to work with. Curious George was quite possibly the most physically demanding role I’ve ever had, and was incredibly artistically fulfilling, presenting me with so many challenges.
I was so excited to get to do this play again after doing a production in undergrad. Brigit Saint Brigit does classical theatre (and contemporary classics like Inishmaan) so well, and that being one of my passions, it’s a privilege to get to work with the company.
You ever have one of those shows or experiences that you feels like changes your life? For me, that was Van Gogh & Me. It has a beautiful story, based on true events. There is nothing more fulfilling than being surrounded by artists who are supportive and challenge you to be the best artist you can possibly be.
From 2016 to 2017, I served as Actor-Educator with RESPECT, a traveling educational theatre company based out of Omaha. Started by child psychologist Dr. Patricia Newman in 2000, RESPECT uses theatre to teach students empathy and start conversations about bullying and healthy relationships.