National Players Tour 69

I am thrilled to share that I'll be acting, teaching, and traveling with National Players Tour 69 across the country through May 2018. Now in its 69th year, National Players, produced by Olney Theatre Center, tours three shows in repertory with a company of ten artists throughout the U.S. My roles on tour include:

  • Cassio in Shakespeare's Othello, directed by Jason King Jones;
  • Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, adapted by Simon Levy, from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, directed by Amber McGinnis;
  • Caterpillar and Others in a new, ensemble-driven, multimedia-based version of Alice in Wonderland, directed and adapted by Natsu Onoda Power, from the novel by Lewis Carroll;
  • Stage Manager for Alice in Wonderland;
  • Assistant Master Electrician throughout the tour;
  • Company Manager throughout the tour;
  • Facilitating post-show talkbacks and leading workshops in Text in Context, Stage Combat, Improv, Shakespeare, Voice & Speech, and Movement.

Learn more about National Players here. Meet the company here. Find out information about tour dates and locations here.

The Beacons @ INTAR

I'll be assistant directing Penny Pinball Presents The Beacons by Georgina Escobar, running at INTAR Theatre from June 27th through June 30th, under the direction of J. Julian Christopher. INTAR is located at 500 W. 52nd St., 4th floor. Learn more here. Purchase tickets here.

Penny Pinball Presents The Beacons is an action-packed, heavy-punchin', uber-stylized story following a pinball narrative that re-imagines Manhattan as a Debtors' Prison. Siblings blur the boundaries of game and reality as a mysterious woman calls for a multi-spective approach to storytelling. Loosely inspired by pinball and the 1970s cult classic The Warriors, this femme fiction includes original music by Red Light Cameras and Zechs Marquise.

Reading of The Guilt Mongers @ Repertorio Español

I am thrilled to be participating in a reading of The Guilt Mongers by J. Julian Christopher at Repertorio Español on Monday, June 19, at 6:30pm. The staged reading, in English, will be directed by José Zayas. Repertorio Español is located at 138 E. 27th St., New York, NY 10016. Learn more about Repertorio's programming here.

The Guilt Mongers, or Los Traficantes de Culpa (for those not willing to submit to the anglicization of our people) follows Bruno Santiago, a man estranged from his family. They have never accepted his unapologetic Queerness. When his mother is admitted to hospice in the Bronx, he rushes to her bedside, along with his partner and their new 23-year-old Mexican boyfriend. His aggressively disapproving extended Puerto Rican family is outraged. Fights, tears, and heartbreak abound and the spirit of the Santiago's dying matriarch uses a hospice nurse as a vessel to communicate.

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."