Current & Upcoming

Love's Labour's Lost

I am incredibly pleased to announce that I am playing Boyet and Moth in the Stella Adler Studio of Acting's NYU Company production of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost! This production was directed by Kern McFadden, and features eight senior student actors (myself included) who auditioned into the Company. We offered several live, virtual performances open to the public through out the Fall 2020 semester, as well as a virtual outreach tour. 

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The Royal Social Distancing Company

Founded by Samantha Jancosek and myself in May 2020, The Royal Social Distancing Company began as a group of Stella Adler Studio of Acting trained actors and creators searching for connection, and exploring the world of virtual theatre during this time of isolation. So far, we've done so through Shakespeare readings broadcast on Zoom. I've been lucky enough to direct Twelfth Night, act in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, and As You Like It, and both co-direct and act in MacbethIn the Fall of 2020, we were able to work with members of both the NYU and Adler communities at large on a production of King Lear. I am currently serving on the leadership team.

I'm excited to report that right now we are working on putting together a festival of readings and performances of new works in development to take place on Zoom over the first weekend of March, 2021! I've been involved in organizing the festival, as well as directing the staged reading of our only musical; Redbeard

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I am incredibly excited to announce my first official voice acting role as Elizabeth's Mother in the upcoming Carolina Film Association short film AkaiAkai is written and directed by Michael Sparks, and produced by Claire Mink. Stay tuned for information on how to view the film!

Devised Project

The cast of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting's production of 1984 has reconvened, lead by John Gould Rubin, and joined by Sarina Freda, to create a devised project together! John has built much of his career on devising, and as always I'm thrilled to be learning from him. We have paused our process for the spring semester, and are excited to continue working this coming summer. 

So far, I am working on a writing an autobiographical segment for myself to perform in, acting in a piece written by Jami Belushi, acting in a piece written by Carolyn McLaughlin, and directing Diego Blanc Zoco's & Carolyn McLaughlin's pieces. 




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