I am a Chicago-based actor who grew up in a “mini music hall” with my mother (the violinist), father (the trumpeter), and sister (the cellist). My incredible family inspired me to follow all my artistic passions, including *insert deep breath here* acting, singing, instruments, dancing, and playwriting. In pursuit of these things, I graduated with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Oakland University with an Undergraduate Thesis in Playwriting.
Outside of the arts, I absolutely love backpacking, being Cheez-its' #1 fan, and discovering new worlds in the pages of a book (Dune is my current favorite).
All in all... anything that involves a good time with genuine human connection... I'm there!
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As an extreme form of confession, The Clarified Church of the Cross drugs 18-year-old Mira Vance, putting her into a hallucinogenic coma. When her hallucination takes the shape of a court room occupied by the people of her past, Mira rushes to the stand to defend her life. Ultimately, the overbearing Judge must decide what sentence matches Mira’s sins. After all, she cannot return to reality until her soul is properly cleansed.
This is the first play in the trilogy titled, "The Sacred Trilogy."
When a young congregant disappears from the Clarified Church of the Cross, Father Michael must find a way to keep his community from breaking. It’s a simple enough task, but everyone around him has their own agendas... and secrets. The Mother of the missing congregant, Katherine, experiences a psychotic break. The younger associative pastor, Father David, struggles to balance his commitment to the priesthood with hidden romantic feelings for another congregant. Father Michael fights to regain control, but visions of his own son haunt his every waking moment. Maybe a lack of control is what this community needs. Only time and confrontation will tell.
This play is the second in the trilogy, "The Sacred Trilogy."
Harriet was never good at being alone, especially now. One night at 3 am, Harriet faces her grief (and her first “adult” break-up) by re-telling Shakespeare's Hamlet all by herself. Through it all, she can’t help but wonder how much more complicated Hamlet’s life would be if he was... I don’t know... like her.
Just a young person being nice. What more could you ask for in the face of betrayal?
FULL LENGTH PLAYS
The Trial of Mira Vance
In a drug induced coma, Mira is put on trial and must defend her past if she wants to keep her life.
- Reading – Self produced – July 2021
- Reading – Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, January 2020
- Reading – Oakland University, November 2019
The Tragedy of Light
A crumbling congregation, hidden violence, and secrets… maybe chaos is what this church actually needs
- Reading – Self produced – October 2022
- Reading – Self produced – August 2022
TEN MINUTE PLAYS
To combat isolation, Harriet retells Hamlet alone (and fights off her own ghosts in the process).
- Production – Intermission Play Festival – August 2020
- Production – Ann Arbor Civic Theatre – September 2020
The Magic is in the Question
Two strangers. One Harry Potter convention. Endless arguments that bring the unlikely friends together.
- Reading – Celebration of Life Festival – May 2019
The Waiting Room
In a doctor’s office, two high school classmates wonder if what they’re actually sick with is love.
- Reading – Celebration of Life Festival – May 2018
OTHER NOTABLE WRITING
Dancing in the Living Room: A Mocumentary
In this Christopher-Guest-style Mockumentary, we follow a 22-year-old put on a dance recital for her parents – just like she did when she was 5.
- Youtube - https://youtu.be/eVDT7_dhw10
BFA Musical Theatre – Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Playwriting (Oakland University, MI)
New Works Class – Spenser Davis (Acting Studio Chicago)
Virtual Writer’s Room - Israel Savage (IN Studios, NYC)
RELATED EXPERIENCE: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Musician - Resumes available upon request