My career trajectory reflects my varied interests and long-held belief that one need not be limited to a single profession or field of pursuit.
We all have the capacity to contribute in multiple ways as long as we remain curious enough to acquire new skills and open to new opportunities.
I have previously worked as an advertising account executive (Grey Advertising, New York, NY), a production negotiator (Walt Disney Pictures, Burbank, CA) a small business consultant (Barcelona, Spain and Los Angeles, CA), an actress (off-Broadway and regional theatre), a literary manager (New Jersey Repertory Company) and a non-fiction book editor and ghostwriter (multiple publishers, New York and Boston).
Today I straddle the worlds of film and theatre as a stage director and documentary story producer.
In theatre, my passion lies in new play development. I’ve had the good fortune to work with many talented playwrights as both actor and director (never at the same time, I hasten to add). Reviews of my work have appeared in the New York Times, NJ Star-Ledger, Variety, BroadwayWorld.com, Talkin’ Broadway, nytheatre.com and other local newspapers. Upcoming directing gigs include New Jersey Repertory’s Festival of the Arts (Autumn 2018) and the California premiere of Stephanie Dorian’s Above Water at San Diego Repertory.
In association with CreativeChaos and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, I have just completed a feature documentary about gender politics in Hollywood. As the film’s story producer, I had the pleasure of delving into the complexities of gender discrimination in the entertainment industry to better understand the issue, identify potential interviewees and help shape story content. This Changes Everything is helmed by Tom Donahue and Ilan Arboleda, the directing/producing team of the HBO Emmy-nominated documentary, Casting By. This Changes Everything will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
In my spare time, I enjoy writing and piano composition. I recently decided to try my hand at pairing the two in a musical about one of our national monuments.
In addition to my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin, I hold an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MFA from the University of Alabama’s esteemed Alabama Shakespeare Festival graduate program in Classical Performance.
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