Midsummer is going back on the road on a European Tour!!!
This show has been an amazing blessing and has taken me all over the world.
The Wild, The Child, and The Miracle made it to Cannes!
This is a film I worked on at AFI. I play the Social Worker Francine. I am so excited for the Director Cal Robertson and Producer German Fernandez-Moreno.
Job well done guys!
On Set this weekend filming an Industrial Educational Video for 1 Minute Reel. Directed by Jason Boegh and shot for the Aids Healthcare Foundation. This was amazing work that will save lives.
I am honored to have been cast in The Exonerated at The Actors Gang. I will be playing Georgia Hayes.
I have been lucky enough to work with The Prison Project for the last 3 years. I have learned and grown because of the growth of the Inmates I have been able to work with at CIM, CIW, and CRC. Being a witness to their transformation because of their rehabilitation is astounding.
I am looking forward to being able to share these Six Stories on stage of real life people that were Exonerated of their crimes.
Plays March 10-24 in Los Angeles
April 7-10th at the Lied Center of Performing Arts in Nebraska
This was such a fun experience over the holidays, I was asked to work with the kids in The After School program at The Actors Gang. The directors decided to do a production with the kids this year. It was so much fun and I am so glad I was able to encourage them to shine. It was some of their first times on any stage. I hope the gift of storytelling stays with them always.
I am finishing out my first round of Killian's Classes. I am going into my fourth week and I am so excited, energized, and looking forward to getting into commercials. I have had so much fun over the last four weeks, but I also feel very focused and have laser beam precision on what it takes to book work in this area. I highly recommend this class. I will be continuing to take their weekly workout and a new class in the new year.
"The Wild, The Child and The Miracle" was a film I worked on in 2014. I played a Social Worker named Francine. I was pleased to find out that there was a screening of this beautiful film at The Egyptian Theatre this past week. So many congratulations to Cal Robertson and German Fernandez-Moreno for getting the film out there and accepted into so many festivals. It was a pleasure working with you both. Here is the trailer below:
Currently I am performing in Harlequino: On to Freedom at The Actor's Gang in Culver City. This is an Original Piece Written and Directed by Tim Robbins. It questions who we are and what we believe freedom is. Its Mischievous and Fun! It's been a delight to work on.
I am very proud to announce that I have finished my first short film "Sisters at the Grave". Written and Produced by myself and Amani Starnes, Directed by Christian Rodrigo, and Edited by Shirin Najafi.
This was an exciting project to work on and I am very excited to submit it to festivals and get feedback. It excites me that we all collaborated and made something beautiful. I am very excited to continue in the work and to keep on creating.
This was a really fun project to work on.
I voiced the Narrator for this wonderful Video Comic. Check it out under my Voiceover Page.
Very excited to be back on the road with "A Midsummer Night's Dream" directed by Tim Robbins. Our first stop was Albuquerque New Mexico where we performed at the Famous Pope Joy Theater. Then off we were to Lyon France where we performed in a 2,000 Year Old Roman Amphitheatre. We were the opening to a theater festival known as Len Nuits de Fourviere. I also had the opportunity to rock out with Tim Robbin's and his band as a choral singer.
Our next stop was Milan Italy where we performed at the Teatro dell' arte. Our tour concluded in Spain where we visited the home of Cervantes in Almagro Spain at the Festival de Teatro Clasico de Almagro. We then ended in Alcala the land of which Cervantes wrote of in "Man of La Mancha" in the Festival de Clasico de Alcala.
It was seven weeks of Magic. I am very grateful for the experience and sharing this beautiful play with thousands of people around the world.
I am so excited to be narrating this beautiful book. Lisa Shea has done a remarkable job bringing these character's to life.
Part black. Part Irish. Part Lumbee Indian.
Wholly determined to protect her family.
Naomi Jackson made a mistake. Born in the tumultuous years following the American Revolution, she embraced change, excitement, and adventure. So when the Devil Bill Williams swaggered into town, she launched into his arms, determined that her love for him could overcome all obstacles.
Now she has two young children, a life of misery, and a hopeless, desperate desire to escape.
Then David Oxendine arrives for a Christmas visit - and things will never be the same.
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Across the River - an 1800s Black / Native American Novella is the first in a series of novellas about Naomi Jackson's heartfelt, challenging life. These stories are based loosely on author Lisa Shea's real-life ancestor, Naomi Jackson, who was born in 1784 in Guilford County, North Carolina. Naomi's father had been taken from Northern Ireland as a child, while her mother was mixed-blood black, Lumbee, and Irish. Each novella has a cliff-hanger ending, much like Naomi's life.
All author's proceeds from the Naomi Jackson series benefits local battered women's shelters.
So excited to announce that I booked a spot in a National Radio Ad for Boost Mobile. This is coming from the Voicecaster thanks to Kathryn Horan. I record on Jan 6th. It's gonna be a lot of fun. So excited to be able to ring in the New Year with this opportunity. Looking forward to all that 2015 has in store.
I have been so blessed to be cast as a Pinafore Girl in the Christmas Radio Play "Gene Autry's Melody Ranch" at SAG- AFTRA. It will take place on Dec 4th at 7:30 pm at:
Gene Autry Museum Wells Fargo Theater
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Actors' Gang Made the cover of American Theatre Magazine. This is so fantastic and well deserved for this 33 year old company I am so proud to be apart of. I'm so grateful and honored.
The Wild, The Child, and The Miracle is a film by Cal Robertson whom I had the pleasure of working with at AFI. The film is starting to have screenings and is being entered into festivals. This was an exciting project and I was so blessed to be involved. The link to the trailer is below.
For the past year and a half I have been blessed to be working on "A Midsummer Nights Dream under the Direction of Tim Robbins. This show has touched hearts in our 99 seat home theater in Los Angeles and has also traveled to China and Italy this summer uniting cultures through laughter. I am very excited to continue the tour this September in Nashville, TN (where we will also be teaching in Prison) and Brazil. This has been an exciting an incredible journey that I will carry with me for years to come.
Check out our write up in Broadway World or Watch the Video Below to learn more about our Ensemble Theater Company and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
More Pics from Midsummer Tour
For the past year and half I have been working in The Prison Project directed by Sabra Williams and led by The Artistic Director of The Actors Gang Tim Robbins. In so many ways it has changed my heart and my mind about Inmates and the Prison System in the United States. I am honored to work with these men who have made mistakes but are learning to be honorable and reformed citizens. Through the work that The Actors Gang does with The Prison Project these men are truly becoming rehabilitated. This program has a 0% recidivism rate over the past 8 years. The work that they are doing is working. We are helping these men to define their emotions and to actively change the way that they feel in any given situation proving that we are indeed "Masters of our Minds and Not Victims of our Thinking". I hope to continue growing as a Teaching Artist and I pray that my work helps others to become the best version of themselves that they can be. Read our post in "The Daily Variety".
"Way of the Dogg" is available in stores! I voiced the Brazilian Capoeira Fighting Twins "Vida and Loca". I was so excited to have this opportunity and to work with Snoop Dogg.
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