Hello there! Thank you for visiting my site.
Onscreen, this year brings the release of four features I’ve worked on: Jason Reitman’s Labor Day, Joss Whedon’s In Your Eyes, The House Across the Street, and R.I.P.D. Labor Day opens in theaters Christmas Day, December 25th; look for me opposite Tobey Maguire.
I’ve also shot spots for Keurig, Zipcar, Amica, Home Depot/Sterilite, Zoom Telephonics, Hewlett-Packard, Merrill Lynch, Century 21, Harvard Business School, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Fountainhead Apartment Homes, and done more corporate work for Business Families Foundation, MindEdge, SkillSoft, KnowledgeVision, Steadman Productions, and ECast. Oh – and I had a little too much fun filming this with friends from Improv Asylum.
Theatrically, my big news this year is that I joined Equity! I appeared under my first Equity contract in New York in Dani Gal’s piece “Failed to Bind” (Goethe Institut) as part of the Performa 13 series. I also performed in Lewis Black’s wonderful One Slight Hitch at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. Working with Black, director Joe Grifasi, and alongside Mark Linn Baker and LizBeth MacKay was a dream come true. Additionally, I played Clara in 33 Variations at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Frances in These Shining Lives at Stoneham Theatre, Annabella/Pamela/Margaret in The 39 Steps at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, and participated in the Boston Theatre Marathon and the Massachusetts Young Playwrights Project again. I’ve also performed in readings at New Repertory Theatre, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Israeli Stage Company, Swiss Stage Company, Whistler In the Dark, and Lesley University, as well as continuing to be a cold reader for numerous playwriting groups in the Boston area.
Please check out Camp AmeriKids and donate some of your time and/or money to a fantastic organization that benefits some truly amazing kids; volunteering with them changed my life and I’m forever grateful.
Happy holidays to you!
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