I graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in 2008 (Yes, I'm 30). Drama, Sketch Comedy, Improv, Stand-up, and my true love of Dark Comedy, whether on camera or on-stage, have been my constant pursuit, passion, and growth over the last decade. I am constantly focusing on ways to open up the audience with fellow performers to raw, edgy, and thought provoking material so we push through what we might find unsettling and scary to explore what may exist “outside the box.”
For me, comedy is far greater than a one liner. It is the acceptance of what we have no control over, the knowledge of who we are (becoming), the vastness of the world we live in, and the fearlessness of these tools as performer to let go and bring to light “the everyday.” We all need a little comedic relief, let’s get real, this SH*T is hard and nobody told us.
Over the last 12 years I have worked artistically in Philadelphia, Boston, Texas, Chicago, Italy, Canada, and New York. My range as a performer is about as broad as it gets, from drama to slapstick, actor to producer, writer to director. I have never belonged in a box and collaborating on any level is how I choose to work. In my spare time I serve at Emily and Blaue Gans so I can survive. A variety of people and places only brings growth, perception, and honesty creating what I believe to be the best possible performer, and I plan on growing until I can no longer move (in the end it may be the food). Life’s only worth it when you take risks, right?
“Choices. We all make choices. But I'm fine, it's fine.
‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’
My guidance counselor in high school sternly stated when I was 17.
I could blab on about where I've been, what I've envisioned for myself and what I've actually accomplished. Rather, who cares? I choose to use my fearlessness onstage in the hopes of making others feel good, remind them they are not alone, and always remember:
Life is what you make it. You're fine, you are not alone, you’re going to be just fine.