I’ve been cast as a lead in an upcoming web-series titled “Infinite Jest” as Hamlet.
We start filming the pilot in January and I couldn’t be more excited!
“In a kooky college town, an onslaught of verse and prose surrounds the cheery, passionate and undaunted Hamlet as she helps her community and intersects with reimagined characters from the complete works of Shakespeare during outrageous misadventures. Written, Directed and Created by Thomas Brazzle, Infinite Jest is a comedic web series that puts a spin on the entire canon of Shakespeare while being both educational and entertaining! Release Date Spring 2020.”
Follow @infinitejestseries on Instagram to keep up with us!
Check out this short film I worked on with some students at SCAD!
Cupidity is a story about a young man who finally has the courage to talk to his dream girl and tries to ask her out. However, the results aren't what he expected.
Published - December, 2019
I have been cast in an Atlanta based Web-series!
Validated is a comedy series set in the bustling dating scene of Atlanta. With awkward hookups, creepy men, and no shortage of opinions among them, three friends help one another through the social issues our parents faced, made infinitely worse by social media.
I play Rina, one of the three roommates on which the show is focused.
Production has just begun for this relatable, funny's web-series. Keep up-to-date on production by following our Facebook page!
Published - October, 2019
I had the opportunity to work on these two short films, and they were both just released to the public!
The Things That Unite Us ⇐ Watch it!
Friendship and the trials of growing up through the lens of a young girl and her best friend - a ghost.
This film had a wonderful run in six film festivals across the country, including the following:
-SideWalk Film Festival
-Black Warrior Film Festival
-Los Angeles Women's International Fest
-Chattanooga Film Fest
-George Lindsey UNA Film Fest
-UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival
The Great Magician ⇐ Watch it!
A down on her luck Magician struggles to find success in an uninterested and jaded world.
-Submission for an Atlanta 48 Hour Film Festival in June, 2019.
I had a blast working on this, and there were many incredibly talented people behind the camera.
We had 48 hours to write, shoot and edit the film, and we were given this criteria to follow:
-Genre: Silent/Female Film
-Character: Laurie Winnington (Our Magician)
-Prop: Salad Tongs
-Line: “That's not how we pronounce it”
-Audience Choice Award
Published - October, 2019
The other Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) acting apprentices and I are performing in a showcase this month! This will be my last performance with GET as an acting apprentice, and I can't wait to see where I will go from here.
I have loved this challenging apprenticeship, which is undoubtedly the most underrated apprentice program in Atlanta. I have felt myself grow as a person, bettered my craft, acquired a lengthy list of professional contacts, made a handful of friends, and found a theatre home in Atlanta.
Please come and see our apprentice showcase: Appy Hour: Last Call. It's FREE, and with a new short play written by local playwright Tyler Graham, and the direction of the talented Natalie Fox, it's going to be a memorable night!
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Published - May, 2019
I am thrilled to be a part of Georgia Ensemble Theatre's apprenticeship program during their 2018-2019 season!
I have the wonderful opportunity to work with three other apprentices, working professionals artists, perform in four touring productions, attend workshops, work and perform in their main stage productions, and truly be a part of the Georgia Ensemble Theatre family.
I am currently touring with GET's Theatre for Young Audiences program, bringing theatre to children in the greater Atlanta area. I am also in rehearsal for two other productions.
Come and see me!
Meg - A Wrinkle in Time
Grace/Mother - Junie B. Jones is Not A Crook
Taylor - STEAM Team
Young Eva Schloss - And Then They Came For Me: Remembering The World Of Anne Frank
Ensemble - Bullets Over Broadway
Published - January, 2019
If you know me, you know I love Peter Pan.
I would dance in the living room as a child, constantly rewinding and re-watching the same worn-out VHS tape of Mary Martin as Peter Pan. I knew all the lyrics, I attempted all of the dances, and I wanted nothing more than to Blue-Skidoo into the TV-set, and fly with Wendy, Michael, John ("Tinker Bell, come on!") through their massive bedroom window and into the endless starry sky.
When my mom would ask, "What book do you want me to read tonight?" More often than not, my reply was, "P-Pan". My pledge name in college with Alpha Psi Omega was Wendy Darling. I performed an original song, written entirely out of Disney references, some very obscure, in full Wendy Darling cosplay.
Peter Pan was never a romantic interest (my first cartoon crush was Shaggy Rogers, and for good reasons: Food and dogs). But Peter Pan represented so much of what theatre should be. Theatre takes the audience away from their troubles, immersing them into an adventure, just as Peter stole Wendy away from the fear of growing up, at least for a little while. Theatre does exactly that. You can sit with people you don't know, and become engrossed in a world unlike your own, focus on conflicts that are not your own...at least for a little while.
Getting away from the comparison side of things, I mean...come on. Neverland? Pirates, mermaids, ticking crocodiles, and FLYING. Flying through space, landing in a completely other world through the second star to the right, and straight on 'til morning.
Listening to Ruth B.'s song, "Lost Boy" still makes me sob. I have never found another story, or another classic Disney movie, whose lyrics resonate deep within me. It's more than just a movie for me, it's one of the things I cherish most about my childhood. It is the one, undisturbed, perfect and pure memory that will never fade.
Neverland stayed with me, with my love growing and evolving every year. The book with my mom, watching the musical while dancing in my living room, watching the classic Disney cartoon on repeat, getting the CD, acquiring a very old vinyl, buying a re-printing of the vinyl, getting all of the plush, the Blu-Ray, too many clothes, figurines, paintings, a TATTOO of the Neverland stars, and my collection continues to grow.
Sometimes, I'll listen to Disney's Peter Pan album or the vinyl as I fall asleep. The opening song is breathtakingly gorgeous. Give it a listen, and I mean reallylisten.
I hope reading this gives you some insight into the depth of my love for the simple, timeless story.
That worn-out Mary Martin VHS started my career, and the Disney lyrics will forever be imprinted on my heart.
"The second star to the right
Shines in the night for you
To tell you that the dreams you plan
Really can come true
The second star to the right
Shines with a light that's rare
And if it's Never Land you need
It's light will lead you there
Twinkle, twinkle little star
So I'll know where you are
Gleaming in the skies above
Lead me to the land we dream of
And when our journey is through
Each time we say 'Goodnight'
We'll thank the little star that shines
The second from the right"
Published - November, 2018
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