After a whirlwind of a beginning to this year, it is only getting busier! There is a whole lot of news to cover, so hang with me.
First and foremost, I will be performing the remount of Beneath the Gavel at Feinstein's/54 Below next Friday (9/14) with Bated Breath Theatre Company. This show premiered at 59E59 Theaters in March 2017, and has been completely revamped specifically for 54 Below. This venue typically hosts cabaret performances, so our show will be a groundbreaking addition to their programming. I have been working on this project for almost a year now, and cannot be more excited to finally put it on its feet. The house is already close to selling out, so please get your tickets ASAP!
Following that, I will be performing in the premiere production of a play titled, Independent Study at the Tank. This play is an incisive look at the repercussions of widespread internet hate and the influence of modern tribal allegiance. The production will be directed by Flea Theatre Resident Director, Ran Xia, who I collaborated with on Pomegrenade at IRT Theater last year. This play is a firecracker, and I am in love with the project. Our first preview is November 1st, and we run through the 17th. Check out the official Tank info here.
I also recently started my second year of working on one of the most meaningful projects I have ever been involved with: NYU Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, and their collaboration with Schele Williams (dir. Motown) and global law firm, DLA Piper. The thrust of this project is starting conversations about the difficult topics within diversity and inclusion in big law firms. I cannot speak highly enough about every single individual involved, or the importance of our message. While the performances for this project are closed to the public, the chance to work in this way is life-changing. Read more about the Center here.
I had the privilege of collaborating with Ambe J. Photography on some new headshots, which have been added to this site for your perusal. Ambe is a wonder to work with, and I could not be more pleased with how these turned out. Headshots tend to make me a bit uncomfortable, and she made the process an absolute joy. Learn more about her and her work, if you like!
Finally! I am over the moon about this last announcement. I will be joining the cast of the international tour of King Lear with Teatro Delle Due as Edmund, the infamous bastard. We will be touring our production around Italy throughout February and March 2019. We will supplement our performances with workshops in secondary schools in the region, focusing on accessing Shakespeare's texts. This is a dream project, and I cannot wait to learn more about the Italian culture! Check out Teatro Delle Due, and look out for a ton of pictures.
It is going to be one hell of ending to 2018, and I cannot wait! Check back soon for more news!