Born and raised in the Berkshires of Western MA, I have worked in NYC, regionally, and on tour since graduating from Muhlenberg College, as well as making my film debut in Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock. I proudly joined Actors’ Equity in 2013 at the Bay Street Theater in Forum, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, with an amazing cast including Peter Scolari, Jackie Hoffman, and C. John Schuck, and had the pleasure of working with Marcia again in Evita at Riverside Theatre this past winter. This fall, I am thrilled to return to Oldcastle Theatre company after last season’s Proof to originate the role of Nora in Water, Water, Everywhere, a topical play about corporate pollution and irresponsibility, and the importance of robust local print journalism to protect and inform citizens.
I love theater for the power it has to heal and transform us. Witnessing stories gives us insight into the joy and pain of others, and therefore a deeper understanding of ourselves. Years ago, I identified my personal dream as creating representations of women in performance work that are empowering and which help to break down stereotypes and oppression. I am most passionate about theater, dance, and film when it aims to create social change, either through new works, or subversive, fresh takes on old ones.
I am also Pilates, Yoga, TRX and dance teacher, and once held a job taking aura photos.