ACTOR/director

2004-2007 - graduate school I got my MFA in Acting at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State, go Lions!) In my summers, I played Claire in Proof at both New Paltz Repertory Theater and at Pennsylvania Centre Stage and Andréa in the premiere of Stephen Melcalf's Loves and Hours at Pennsylvania Centre Stage where I was also drafted into a musical theatre lunchtime show called Broadway on Allen Street. In school, I played Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Luisa Kitteredge in Six Degrees of Separation, Maud/Lin in Cloud Nine, The Inspector in Cinders, Wajma in The Afghan Women, Trisha in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, and was a 2 year member of the Theatre 100 troupe. If you went to Penn State and took this class, you know what this means.

1991 - the three bears. I began acting in high school, getting my first professional gig in my senior year at Phoenix Theatre's Cookie Company. The play was The Three Bears, by Alan J. Pruit. I played Goldi Lox, a spoiled child star. 

1992 - the utah shakespeare festival I apprenticed and then interned as an actor at this Tony Award winning festival, playing such dream roles as "Woman in the Balcony" in Our Town, "Peacock/Wife" in Timon of Athens, "Titania Attendant" in A Midsummer Night's Dream, "Hotel Guest" in A Flea in Her Ear, Orange Girl/Sister Claire in Cyrano de Bergerac, and the critically acclaimed non speaking role of "Ceciley Bumtrinket" in The Shoemaker's Holiday.  I modeled in the touring show The Costume Cavalcade for 4 years where I got to wear very heavy gowns and learned to lace myself into a corset in 5 minutes or less.



about me

2011-PRESENT - austin I was offered a job teaching for University of Texas at Austin in 2011, where I am currently an Assistant Professor. I teach acting, movement, audition technique, acting for the camera and voice over and narration. Since moving to Austin, I have voiced multiple characters for the video games Wizard 101 and Pirate 101, played Anna in Burn This at Performance Network Theatre in Ann Arbor, Michigan, done co-star parts on Revolution (NBC), the first season of American Crime (ABC) and The Leftovers (HBO), played a recurring role on the second season of American Crime (ABC), and acted in several films, including playing scary bounty hunter Emma James in The Price on Henry James' Head, a less-than-helpful doctor in Open Up, the title character in Witch (not the famous one), and the Christmas loving Mrs. Jones in Flocker. I also played the series regular role of Coach Tracy in the second season of Cheer Channel's The Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader. The summer of 2015 I played Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost, Rosaline in Love's Labour's Won, and the Duchess of York in Richard II at Illinois Shakespeare Festival, followed by playing Cassius in Julius Caesar and The Princess of France in Love's Labour's Lost (the only show I have done more than Proof) at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre in 2017. Summer of 2018, I played Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Exeter in Henry V and the Nurse in Shakespeare in Love. For the latter, most of my lines included the phrase "My lady..." I've been working on re-gendered Shakespeare adaptations for a few years, one of which, Caesar was produced at the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals at Phoenix Theatre. I have directed two plays in Karachi, Pakistan at the National Academy of Performing Arts Repertory Theatre. Both plays premiered at the International Music and Theatre Festival in Karachi, and the first, The Charmed Ring (a devised piece based on a Peshawar folk tale) toured three cities in India. The second offering was the world premiere of the Urdu translation of David Auburn's Proof (one more time and it will be tied with Love's Labour's Lost!) I directed movement for Austin Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, and have directed four plays at University of Texas at Austin: The Sparrow, Interview, Speaking in Tongues, and in May of 2018, Bredan Pelsue's Wellesley Girl. I've shot commercials for Maytag, TX.gov, Parents Empowered, Envision Utah, HEB, Sub-Zero/Cove, Homeaway, Associated Bank and iMeet. I'll be directing Caesar for my third summer at Illinois Shakespeare Festival in 2019. 

1993-2004 - many theatres in many states I went on to break leases in 7 states, appearing along the way in Lend Me a Tenor at Salt Lake City's Off-Broadway Theatre, Lucy Brown AND the Streetsinger in The Threepenny Opera at Georgetown University, Hermione in The Winter's Tale in New York City at Expanded Arts, three seasons at Southwest Shakespeare Company (Rosalind: As You Like it, Lady Anne: Richard III, The Princess of France: Love's Labour's Lost, and Luscinda: Cardenio), two seasons at Shakespeare Sedona (Lady Anne: Richard III, The Princess of France: Love's Labour's Lost), originated the role of Nina in Dwayne Hartford's The Imaginators (Childsplay) and acted in three shows for Tempe's Actor's Renaissance (Rosalind: As You Like it, Witch 1: Macbeth-Remixed, and Elinor: Sense and Sensibility.) ​I also was a Contributing Writer at the alt-weekly The Phoenix New Times for three years.

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2007-2011 - CHItown I moved to Chicago in the Winter of 2007. While based there, I premiered the role of Claire in Vino Veritas by David MacGregor at The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan, and the role of Lydia Carew in Bob Scogin's Cashel Byron's Profession at ShawChicago. I also played Jane/Geneva in Dana Lynn Formby's If You Split a Second at Chicago Dramatists and was a member of Chicago Dramatists Instant Theatre acting company for three years. It was in Chicago that I began acting on camera, booking my leading first role in a film as Teresa in John Rangel's feature South Loop. I played a supporting role in the Project Bluelight feature Sweet Sixteen (Robin), and leading roles in three short films: Hungry for Attention, Quarter 'Till Two (which shot at the then-abandoned, now plowed-under Meigs Field), and Time Takes a Holiday where I played "Death." I shot a strange feature named first Schizo Cool, whose title changed to Schizcago, and then to American Quality and Freedom that I don't think was ever released and mysteriously disappeared from the IMDB. I did a Transmedia project called Nexus Humanus for Random House and commercials for Dove conditioner, A&E's Billy the Exterminator and Sittercity.com. Just before leaving Chicago, I booked the role of Becca in Rabbit Hole at Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.