I feel very blessed to have to opportunity to play Charlotte in Moon Over Buffalo. It has been a challenge, but also a hell of a lot of fun. I could not have asked for a better team of actors and creators to work beside. Each and every one has helped me grow. I don't usually feel the post show blues. I leave my performance on the stage the same way I leave real life drama at the door when I enter the theatre, but this one is a bitter sweet ending. This role brought me so much happiness and humor that it is difficult to let go. I will never forget the many faces of Charlotte and my dear companion in scene one, the rubber chicken.
Tonight we said goodbye to ancient Greece. The reviews and feedback from the show have been fantastic. It has been great to work with a new group of artists dedicated to the classics. Although I have enjoyed the challenge and the process, I must say that I am ready to leave Oedipus | Antigone behind. I am emotionally and physically exhausted from night after night of high tragedy. It's been an experience worthy of Sophocles.
The fates have spoken! Read the reviews...
Yesterday the lights went out on Raised in Captivity at STAGEStheatre to a full house. This show has been challenging, maddening, exhausting - and highly fulfilling. I am so blessed to work with such talented artists. We were presented with one of the most difficult scripts I have worked on to date, and I believe that every one of us rose to the occasion. I am very proud of this show and the boldness of our work. Raised in Captivity had been emotionally grueling and demanding, but in the end I wouldn't have it any other way. I send thanks to our fearless leader, director Jack Millis, and the brilliant words of our playwright Nicky Silver. What a beautiful experience!
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!
There is nothing I will miss more than the fabulous cast and crew of this show. In performance, we just clicked. I am so very proud of our show and the audience appreciation we received during our run. Our closing weekend was oversold. The laughter from the audience filled my heart and soul. Although we were not critically reviewed outside of the local community newspaper, we were well received by our patrons - and that is all that really matter to me. After the final performance, we cleared the space with record speed and I left the theatre without grandeur, but still feeling a great sense of accomplishment. Sometimes the greatest learning experiences come from the humblest of places. Thank you for a magical ride.
We were practically SOLD OUT opening weekend! I am so grateful to work with this talented cast under the direction of Jill Johnson. We are just getting started on our run and I am so excited for every performance to come. Here are what patrons are saying about us on Goldstar.com:
"Great cast! Lots of laughs!" – 5 STARS!
I have been cast in The 39 Steps, a hilarious slap-stick comedy and whodunit thriller where 4 actors play dozens of roles. I am happy to be back at Stages Theatre for this award winning play. I will be portraying Annabella Schmidt (an exotic secret agent), Margaret (a mousy farmer's wife with big dreams), and Pamela (a beautiful woman unwillingly drawn into adventure by the dapper leading man). I am excited to work with director Jill Johnson for the first time and meet the cast next week at our first read-through. I can't wait to get started!
I have been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The Lion in Winter at Whittier's 32nd Annual Hunter Awards. I am so incredibly proud of this show and all the people involved. The Lion in Winter is nominated in EVERY category! It is also my hope that we win best production of the season. A huge congratulations to all the talented nominees!