I'm back in Los Angeles! Wow, life is crazy. In March I roadtripped across the country with my bunny Otis to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where I performed in Broadway-produced playwright Katori Hall's world premiere of her play, Pussy Valley! My character was Get 'Em Gidget, a fierce but lovable poledancer at a strip club in the dirty Mississippi Delta, and the production took place at Mixed Blood Theatre, one of my new favorite theatres of all time. They are not afraid to produce bold, challenging plays and they have a policy where half of the seats at every performance are FREE on a first come, first served basis! It was an honor to work there, and I loved my wonderful cast and director Nataki Garrett with all my heart. To prepare for the role I trained as a poledancer for six months. Now my whole body has changed, and I have some pretty impressive muscles! And meeting Katori Hall and having the opportunity to bring her character to life was a dream. What an experience!
Then, the adventures continued! While I was still in Minneapolis I got wind of a play to be produced at a brand new theatre company in Sarasota, Florida, and so I sent in a video audition and I was cast! The theatre company is Urbanite Theatre, and the play was Reborning by Zayd Dohrn (who just so happened to be in the same graduating class from Juilliard as Katori Hall - small world!). The play is about an artist who crafts life-like dolls for a living, sometimes for clients who have lost a child and are seeking a kind of therapy from the doll. The story begins as a quirky sitcom but soon unravels into a chaotic ball of psychodrama. I played the lead, Kelly, and the role stretched me in so many unexpected ways I feel that it is my best dramatic work in a long time. Big thanks to Brendon Fox, the director, for pushing me in new directions.
After the successful run of Reborning, I hit the road back home to LA with my bunny! My boyfriend joined us for the roadtrip and we got engaged in New Orleans, so suffice to say A LOT has happened these past four months!!
I am now working hard with my new manager, Andy Rooney of Midwest Talent, to continue evolving my film career. I missed it I can't wait for what's next! :)