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April 27, 2017

I'm all about training and I'm in class as often as I can afford. Lucky for me, NYC has a handful of top notch MFA Directing programs that are always in need of actors for their in-class and filmed scene work. This spring, I've worked with MFA film directors from Columbia, NYU and Brooklyn College on scenes from Inside Llewyn Davis, The Graduate and An Education. I've had a blast learning how to interpret a director's words, working with so many different styles and getting to know all of these up and coming directors and screenwriters! 

April 1, 2017

I'm thrilled to be working with Rory McGregor again, this time in his Columbia MFA Directing Thesis production of Macbeth. I play the juicy little role of the Gentlewoman and am humbled to be a part of this experience. 


Directing Thesis: Macbeth 

By William Shakespeare. Directed by Rory McGregor.
​Wednesday, April 19–Friday, April 21, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2 pm and 8 pm
Connelly Theater, 220 E 4th Street


Tickets $15:


Coming off the critically acclaimed and sold-out production of The Great Divide at the Finborough Theatre in London, British director Rory McGregor (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2017) directs Macbeth in New York City as part of the Columbia Stages season. This production of Macbeth is a theatri...

May 6, 2016

Only a week after returning from the Adirondack Shakespeare Company's Spring Season, I found myself in rehearsals for a 15 minute avant grade version of Hamlet with Columbia MFA Theatre Directing student Rory McGregor


The process was wonderfully collaborative; and getting to add so much dimension to Ophelia was a dream. After just 9 hours of rehearsal, the end result was an exploration of the sexual exploitation of Ophelia and Gertrude. But in the end, let's just say that we gave a whole new meaning to the term "feminine ending". 


Many thanks to Michael Silberblatt (Hamlet), Samantha Blinn (Gertrude), David Levesley (Claudius) and of course, Rory, for a wild ride!

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