Originally hailing from our nation's capital, I have been performing since before I can remember. My family is fond of telling the story where, at six years of age, without any warning or clear impetus, I stood up and recited from memory the text from a cassette-tape version of Snow White. I now spend my days working to regain the spontaneity and fearlessness that it appears I had as a child.
Upon graduating high school I enrolled in school at Marietta College in Ohio earning my BFA in Theatre and BA in Political Science. After many classes and four years I eventually learned that acting was now harder than it was in high school. So I promptly moved 50 minutes west to Athens, Ohio where I completed my MFA in Acting at Ohio University where I learned that it is, in fact, even harder than it was in undergrad. But 19 consecutive years of school is a long time. And 7 of those in southeast Ohio somehow longer.
And so it was that in May of 2015 with three degrees, one of them terminal, I found myself a permanent resident of New York City. Though the future is uncertain, I look forward to the challenge, knowing only that I plan to submit for every single production of Snow White in the New York Metropolitan Area.
Van Gogh's Yellow House
In 1888 Vincent Van Gogh moved to the south of France and began renting four rooms in a quaint little yellow house. He dreamed of bringing all of his artist friends to this place where they would live, eat and work together. I was lucky enough to visit Paris in the spring of 2010 and I saw this painting in person. Van Gogh's dream never came to fruition, and the yellow house was destroyed during World War II but its message continues to inspire me.