Acting takes a helluvalot of energy, time, dedication, and humility. I would like to say I have all of those things without fail. I can’t. But I try and do my best.
Someday I’ll load up a .pdf of my resume. In the meantime, rest assured that I have played the following:
- Hamlet in Hamlet. @ GAN-e-meed Theatre Project. I have never, in my life, been so honored to be a part of such a strong, dedicated, and talented cast. Their presence will always be as strong a part of my soul as Hamlet himself.
- Ophelia in Hamlet. Twice. @ First Folio Shakespeare Company outside of Chicago and @ the now defunct Theatre Co-op outside of Boston.
- All the Ladies and some other random characters in Frodo-A-Go-Go: The Rings Recycled. A fully improvised long-form and long-running spoof @ the also defunct Free Associates in Chicago.
- Liz Morden in Our Country’s Good @ The Theatre Co-op. One of the few contemporary plays I would fight tooth and nail to direct.
- Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest @ Penobscot Theatre in Maine. My first big professional show out of college. Ah, the excitement of living on beans and corn in a hotel room in the dead of winter in Maine. Actually…it was awesome.
- Thomasina Coverly in Arcadia @ Brandeis University. My first big college show. Directed by Mr. Sam Weisman. The first time I heard the word “rehearsal skirt.” The first time I had a dress made just for me. The first time I was a “star” and felt like it. Oh, the delicate snobbery. I was a tender 18 going on 19.
- The third pig in The Classics Come to Court @ The Learning Community Day School. I was totally shafted. I should have played the ugly duckling but that role was given to Timothy. I got stuck wearing a pink sweat suit and a card board nose.