CURRENTLY: prepping for a feature film shooting in November, a short web project, and UCB sketch classes soon after that!

 

Height: 5’ 8” // Hair: Black

 

FILM

Anyway, Jeff Bezos Can...

Kara Go

Bliss

Goodnight Mary

The Dinner

Maitre d'

Sketch

Keiko's Hands

Supporting - Fe

Supporting - Claire

Supporting - Secretary

Featured - Young Woman

Lead - Joanna

Featured - Lady Diner

Featured - Hipster Bar Patron

Featured - Rec Center Attendant

THEATRE

LORDES

The Winter's Tale

LORDES

Bethel Park Falls

The Exonerated

Water

The Henry Dumas Project

King David

As You Like It        

The Merchant of Venice  

The Magician’s Nephew  

Ensemble

Hermione

Ensemble

Lily

Georgia

Dee, Assistant

Essie

Bathsheba

Jaques  

Tubal  

Masked Animal Dancer 

Dir. Olivia Reed

Dir. Katie Kim

Dir. Xavier Williams

Dir. Praise Odigie

Dir. Harry Pang

Dir. John Kim

Dir. Mariama Diallo

Dir. Yun Liang

The Ice Factory @ The New Ohio // Dir. Katherine Wilkinson

Columbia University // Dir. Jen Pitt

Columbia University  MFA // Dir. Katherine Wilkinson

Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. // Dir. Christine Zagrobelny

Columbia Law School // Dir. Zhailon Levingston

The Tank // Dir. Chelsea Harrison

Columbia University  MFA // Dir. Mark Hairston

Columbia University  MFA // Dir. Mark Hairston

SETC Play Festival // Dir. Michelle Long

North Carolina Thespian Festival // Dir. Michelle Long

Children’s Theater of Charlotte // Dir. Alan Poindexter

NEW MEDIA

Self Magazine: Womenpedia 

Millennials in Real Life

Subject

Confessional Millennial

Dir. Lisa Romagnoli

Dir. Erin Mckeon

TRAINING

Circle in the Square - Summer Intensive: Alan Langdon (Scene Study), Ken Schatz (Physical Acting), Sybil Lines (Classical Texts), Elizabeth Loughran (Speech), Jacqueline Jacobus (Acting Technique), Dianna Schoenborn (Voice), Sara Louise Lazarus (Singing Interpretation), Justin Boccitto (Dance)

Columbia University - BA in Film Studies: Richard Peña, James Schamus; Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts

 

Singing:  Harolyn Blackwell, Natalie Wilson

 

Voice: The Linklater Center, Liz Eckert

Alexander: Karen Braga

Improv: UCB 101 - 401

SKILLS

Beginner ballet and tap dance, swimming (all strokes), track and field (sprints and hurdles), yoga, boxing (beginner), Spanish (advanced beginner), piano (beginner), valid passport and driver's license

 
 

ABOUT

 

Let me tell you a story...

EXT. LAKE - DAY

Not a cloud in the sky. No shelter from the unbearable rays of the sun.

 

Encircled by the horizon, an oarless rowboat containing three chapped FISHERMEN sits on the still water. One fisherman pensively analyzes the homogenous scenery, while the other two engage each other.  

 

               FISHERMAN TWO

         We're going to die. 

 

                                FISHERMAN THREE 

         No we're not.

 

                                FISHERMAN TWO

         How do you know?

 

                                FISHERMAN THREE

         I don't.

 

                                FISHERMAN TWO

         See? I'm right. We're going

         to die.

 

                                FISHERMAN THREE

         How do you know?

 

                                FISHERMAN TWO

         I just do! I read yesterday, 

                   it's impossible to survive

                   more than three days without

         water. The sun is sucking

         moisture from our pores as                                                we speak. We're going to die.

 

              FISHERMAN THREE

         We'll be fine once we get water.

 

                                FISHERMAN TWO

         And where are we going to get

         wa--

 

Fisherman Two’s eyes open wide. He rummages under his seat and reveals a water bottle.

 

                                FISHERMAN TWO

                    How could I forget?

 

                                FISHERMAN THREE

                    Thank God. Can I have some?

 

                                FISHERMAN TWO

                    You should have brought your

         own.

 

                                FISHERMAN THREE

                    You got that from the fridge

         at my house!

 

                                FISHERMAN TWO

                    You should have brought your

         own from the fridge at your

         house.

 

                 FISHERMAN THREE

         I paid for it! Please, I’m

         dying!

 

Fisherman Two shrugs and takes a sip.

 

With a SHOUT, Fisherman Three dives at Fisherman Two. The boat rocks as they scuffle for the bottle.

 

                                FISHERMAN TWO

         It's mine!

 

Fisherman Two leans back. The boat capsizes, launching the three fishermen into the water.

 

SPLASH! QUIET… 

 

The fishermen break the surface of the water, gasping for air. They hold onto the boat.

 

Fisherman Two splashes Fisherman Three.

 

                                FISHERMAN TWO

         You imbecile! 

 

                                FISHERMAN Three

         At least we got to cool off

         a bit…

 

                                FISHERMAN TWO

         Where are we going to find

         more water?! We're going to die.

         Now, we're going to die, and

         it's your fault!

 

Fisherman Two again splashes Fisherman Three, Fisherman One spritzed in the crossfire.

 

Fisherman One licks his lips, tasting the water dripping down his face. He smiles and drinks from his cupped hand.

 

                                THE ENLIGHTENED ONE

        Hey. Water... It's safe.

 

 

                                                                      FADE TO BLACK.

 

 

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TL;DR

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Despite seeming very "right-brained," I thoroughly enjoy racing the cash register in calculating change when making purchases.  

 

INTERESTS and HOBBIES:

- writing

- photography

- drawing stuff

- sustainable development

- social entrepreneurship

- race and gender issues

- general world improvement

- food (eating and preparing)

 

THINGS I WISH I WERE BETTER AT:

- surfing

- painting

- spelling

- knowing when to take baked goods out of the oven

- French

 

ON MY BOOKSHELF:

- James Baldwin

- Zora Neale Hurston

- André Gregory

- Angela Davis

- Langston Hughes

- Tyehimba Jess

- Jonny Sun

- Malcolm Gladwell

- Jonathan Martin

- George Orwell

 

In high school, at a summer filmmaking intensive at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (read: film camp), I learned that the purpose of art is to “protect life.” Since then, I’ve been committed to creating works that address important issues in society and themes prevalent to the human experience, heralding narratives that start meaningful conversations and point to an existence steeped in grace, humility, and abundance that is accessible to all. 

 

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