Fool's Paradise @ the Brick

I'm pleased to be participating in a production called Fool's Paradise, a commedia dell'arte inspired play that follows a fool's naive search for bliss through a series of abstract encounters. Directed by Duncan Gregory, several artists were brought on board to devise physically rich, soundscape-driven "worlds" through which a central clown traverses.

Tuesday, May 30 at 8pm. The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn), off the Lorimer L train station. Purchase tickets here.

Graduating from NYU Tisch

After officially graduating last December, I'll be receiving my diploma at commencement exercises this May from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In addition to a BFA in Drama, I'll have completed minors in Psychology and Business of Entertainment, Media, & Technologies. I will also receive an Honors Certificate in Theatre Studies, for the completion of my thesis, "Pedophilia and Performance: Pedophilic Treatment Through the Lens of Fantasy, Reality, and Ethics."

BFA Thesis Readings @ NYU/DDW with The Bats

I'm very excited to be participating in the Department of Dramatic Writing's BFA Thesis Readings at NYU Tisch, in conjunction with the Bats at the Flea Theater. I will be reading for:

     DEDGIRLZ in Apocalyparty V by Bria Smith, directed by Kimille Howard;

     Victor in Add Nauseum by Maria Corrales, directed by Marina McClure;

     Batista in American Quality by Christian Mendonca, directed by Marina McClure;

     Jerry in Believeland by Hannah Leach, directed by Kristan Seemel.

Excerpts from Apocalyparty V, Add Nauseum, and American Quality will be shared on Wednesday, May 3rd. An excerpt from Believeland will be shared on Friday, May 5th. Each evening of readings lasts from 7pm to 9pm in the Goldberg Theater, on the 7th floor of NYU Tisch's 721 Broadway.

The Maids @ PHTS/NYU

I am thrilled to be playing Claire in a production of The Maids by Jean Genet, in a translation by Benedict Andrews & Andrew Upton. Produced by NYU Tisch's Playwrights Horizons Theater School, director Benny Pitt's queer envisioning of the piece will play in the White Box at 440 Lafayette, on the third floor. Reserve tickets here.

April 20 @ 9pm. April 21 @ 9pm. April 22 @ 1:30pm. April 22 @ 8:15pm.

"We're in the shit now -- arms deep -- but we're rising up, taking shape and rising up. We become real in the shit."

Dress-Up is a sacred ritual for Claire and Solange. When their mistress is away they sneak into her rooms and pretend to be her, they posture and strut to see through her pretty-picture world, and then they kill her. (But not really, it's only a game.) But what happens when playing isn't enough to survive on anymore?

Reading of Catherine Fletcher's Terminal 4 @ La MaMa

I will be reading for the role of Mike Rivera in Terminal 4 by Catherine Fletcher, developed during her residency at the La MaMa Umbria International Playwright Retreat 2016, at the La MaMa Playwrights Showcase this weekend. The reading, directed by Richard Caliban, will take place at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the La MaMa Galleria (47 Great Jones St. between Bowery and Lafayette). Admission is free. More information on La MaMa Umbria Celebrates 2017 here.

Terminal 4 is an absurdist dramedy work-in-progress that depicts seven individuals trapped at an international airport in the American Midwest during the course of a single day. Hailing from a range of cultural and economic backgrounds, the characters' lives grind to a halt through a seeming combination of a blizzard and technical failures. Interwoven with monologues by the Chorus as well as chatter from air traffic control, the play's action gradually becomes derailed as the actors playing the characters refuse to act as scripted and blur the boundaries between what's real and what's not.