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.
Previously I have 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 and stage director (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.
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.
Currently, I am developing a play with veteran actress Stephanie Dorian which explores the shocking murder of 17-year-old Chelsea King. The play, ABOVE WATER, draws from interviews with those associated with and affected by the tragic event that rocked the San Diego community in 2010.
In the film world, I completed a feature documentary, This Changes Everything, which investigates gender politics in Hollywood. The film was executive produced by Geena Davis’s Institute on Gender in Media and David Yurman and produced by CreativeChaos Ventures. As the film’s Story Producer, I had the pleasure of delving into the complexities of gender discrimination within the entertainment industry to better understand the issue, identify potential interviewees and 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. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018, where it was voted runner-up in the GROLSCH PEOPLE’S CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARD. After the film’s national theatrical release in July 2019, the film will go to streaming later in the year. View the film’s official trailer here.
I also enjoy writing and piano composition and have recently decided to try my hand at pairing the two in a musical about one of our nation’s most iconic structures.
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 Theatre.
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