Making HERstory Casting!
I am pleased to announce that I will be playing the historic suffragette Alice Paul in Making HERstory with the Women's Journey Foundation. Alice Paul was a feminist and human right activists who was instrumental in the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Alice Paul will share the stage with other courageous women such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriett Tubman, RBG, and many more! I hope you will consider learning a bit more about the inspirational women who are rarely mentioned throughout history in this dramatization of their lives.
Summer Shorts Casting!
I am pleased to announce that I am teaming up again with director Michael Eiden and playwright/director Susan C. Hunter for Summer Shorts, A Festival of Short Plays at Write Act Repertory, presented at The Brickhouse Theatre in North Hollywood. I will be portraying Delphine Gallow in Breaking News, where 3 women tell the story of how the important men in their lives brought their individual worlds to disastrous collapse, Harlow Jenning in The Actress's New Face, a fairy-tale inspired aging movie star in pursuit of reclaimed beauty, and Mother in The Mother, a delusional desert homesteader waiting for her husband to come home. Please come join us for a night of great plays written by the fabulous Susan C. Hunter.
*Please note: I will not be performing on July 20, due to a previous engagement.
The Little Dog Laughed Casting!
I am pleased to announce that I will be playing Diane in The Little Dog Laughed at Stage West Theatre (Golden West College). It isn't often that I come across a project this exciting! The moment I read this play I knew I had to be a part it. This production will be a limited engagement - 3 performances only! - so be sure to save the dates: April 6th-8th, 2018.
This tony award nominated play is truly spectacular! Not to mention, the playwright Douglas Carter Beane, wrote one of my favorite screenplays - To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar! WHAT?! Eeeeee! I hope I can follow in the steps of Julie White and own the stage with this fabulous role. Here are just some teasers from the original NY critic reviews...
"Theatergoers have cause to rejoice. Devastatingly funny, with dizzy, irresistible writing that brings down the house." —NY Times.
"A fun evening, full of wit and wisdom." —NY Post.
"Big fun and an out-and-out delight…Don't be surprised after seeing it that you giggle in your dreams." —NY Daily News.
"Audiences no doubt will be tickled by the Satire/Political Satire's risqué humor and hint of topicality…Clever and funny quick-witted dialogue." —Variety.
"A laugh-out-loud lampoon of Hollywood humbuggery…Tremendously funny." —Star-Ledger.
Dear Brutus Casting!
I am pleased to announce that I have been cast as Alice Dearth in Dear Brutus by J.M. Barrie at STAGEStheatre! I have always been a huge fan of Peter Pan and the beautiful magic of J.M. Barrie's stories. I can't wait to escape into the forest on Midsummer's Eve in this rarely performed play. More info. coming soon.
Moon Over Buffalo Casting!
I have been cast as the illustrious Charlotte Hay in Moon Over Buffalo at STAGEStheatre. I will be reuniting with Bedroom Farce director Amanda DeMaio to bring you this hilarious farce by Ken Ludwig. If you are familiar with her work, then you know you are in for a treat!
Now I know what you are thinking: "Isn't Charlotte Hay out of your age range?" Well, I thought so too. I entered the audition room intent on auditioning for the supporting role of Rosalind, only to be asked to read of Charlotte. And let me tell you, I am so very glad that the director had the insight to suggest that I might be better suited for Charlotte. I actually have a love and fondness for Charlotte, but I thought she was beyond my reach. I thought, "I'm too young. No one will take me seriously." And I was wrong. I should have trusted my instincts and aimed high. Thank goodness Amanda set me on a better path. "A chameleon" she called me, and a chameleon I will be.
So I encourage you, even when the devil on your shoulder tells you you are too fat, too young, too tall, too whatever, to follow your intuition. And most importantly, be adaptable, because sometimes the casting director will see something in you that you can't see in yourself. I believe everything happens for a reason, and I am so pleased this door was opened to me.
I am thrilled to begin this journey, which I know will involve a complete transformation in body and voice. Charlotte Hay, I am ready for you!
I will be teaming up with Jack Millis (Director of Raised in Captivity) for the second time to bring you Rumors by Neil Simon. I will be portraying the beautiful and easily flustered, Chris. I am very excited to act alongside Leslie White (Bedroom Farce) who will be portraying Claire, along with many new friends in this talented ensemble cast. This will be my first time working at The Attic in Santa Ana, CA, and I couldn't be more thrilled! Please check my events page for info.
I feel truly blessed to return to STAGEStheatre, which has become like a second home for me, for the second time this year. I am pleased to announce that I will be playing Desdemona in Paula Vogel's Desdemona: A Play About A Handkerchief at STAGEStheatre. I am thrilled to reunite with director Jill Johnson (The 39 Steps) for this comedic re-imagining of Shakespeare's Othello. This will also be a reunion for the Americana girls, as I will be playing alongside Amy Lauren Gettys and KC Marie Pandell. Please join me Oct. 8th - Nov. 5th, Saturdays & Sundays @ 5pm, for what I know will be a spectacular show! For more info. please visit my Events or stagesoc.org.
A Hill Too High Casting!
I'm happy to announce that I am once again working with director Michael Eiden and Write Act Repertory/LA. After a five year hiatus I'm back with one of my favorite directors and an old familiar family of artists. Award winning Write Act Repertory has recently taken up residence at The BrickHouse Theatre in the heart NoHo - and the timing couldn't be better!
This time around I am taking on the role of a distraught mother in A Hill Too High, written by Susan C. Hunter. This piece will be part of a one-act play festival entitled Near Life Experiences. I can't wait to get started!
Oedipus | Antigone Casting!
I am excited to be invited to perform as a guest artist in the resident company production of Oedipus | Antigone at Archway Studio/Theatre. I am reuniting with producing artistic director Steven Sabel for this special adaptation of Sophocles' works. We previously worked together on 2 back-to-back season at the Redlands Shakespeare Festival, where I play such roles as Viola (Twelfth Night), Arial (The Tempest), and Isabella (Measure for Measure). I will be playing the Priestess (traditionally the Priest of Zeus) as well as a central part of the Chorus. I am thrilled to be brushing up on my Greek tragedy and dive into this classical text.
Raised in Captivity Casting!
I am happy to announce that my first play of the new year will be Raised in Captivity at STAGEStheatre. I will be playing the mordantly witty and scathing Bernadette Dixon in this black comedy about guilt, self-punishment, and redemption. I am excited to dive into this dysfunctional, warped, and insanely funny family. I welcome this new challenge with open arms. What a great start to 2016!