Monday, February 1, 2016

Music Video Shoot

I had the privilege over the last two weekends to shoot a music video with Corey Nolen. We got to shoot at he and his wife's beautiful fixer upper house in Birmingham, and having my husband as a part of the process was the icing on the cake.

The song, sung by  and video get into the up-close struggles of a married couple, and I love the honest approach that Corey took to writing the song and shooting the video. It was a fantastic project to be a part of, and should be coming out this spring.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Casting/Show Info: Pericles

Courtesy of The Rude Mechanicals's Facebook Page
I am happy to announce that I have been cast as Thaisa in Shakespeare's Pericles. This is a production by The Rude Mechanicals that is actually entitled Pericles: The Good Parts Version.

I had not read the play until recently, and it is now one of my favorite of Shakespeare's works. It has shipwrecks and fights to win the maiden and death and honor and a beautiful ending. If you aren't familiar with Pericles, this is a great chance to see it for the first time!

June 24-27, 2015
The Park at Manderson Landing
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Don't miss the chance to see Shakespeare under the stars!

For more information, visit the facebook page for The Rude Mechanicals at

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)

I am at the SETC Conference in Chattanooga, and have had a full day already!

My Highlights:
-My paper "The Effects of Acting on Actors" won the Young Scholars Awards at the graduate level, so I will read that on Saturday.
-I have a callback audition for summer work with Great River Shakespeare Company.
-I am cast in the Getchell New Play Award reading of Will Coleman's Helvetica.
-I am taking part in workshops with Kristin Linklater and Synetic Theater's Paata Tsikurishvili.

I am so excited about the chance to learn and mingle this week.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Presenting at SETC This Week

At the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in Chattanooga this Saturday, March 7, I will be presenting a paper I wrote entitled "The Effect of Acting on Actors". The paper was selected as the graduate winner of the Young Scholars Award. I am excited to share this topic with others, as I think it is so important for us to start understanding more about how our characters shape our character, and about how to thrive as healthy actors, doing great work while leading rich lives.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Saturday, August 24, 2013

First MFA Casting/New Headshots

First off, thank you to my dear friend Mary Beth Johnson, whose beautiful blog you can find here, for photographing my new headshots.  She was so comfortable to work with, and we had a lot of fun shooting in a field behind my parents' house in Austin.  You do good work, Mary Beth.

Secondly, I want to announce that I was just cast in the University of Alabama's production of The School for Lies by David Ives.  I will be playing the character Arsinoe.  I am excited to sink my teeth into the first role of my 3-year MFA program, which just started this week.  The show will run November 18-24.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

New "Sweet" Home: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

We arrived in Alabama last week, and are in the midst of settling in.  Classes officially start August 21, but are preceded by meetings, workshops, orientations, and trainings.  My time here will include a graduate teaching assistantship.

We will jump right in on Day 1 of class with auditions for the first semester's shows, which include David Ives's The School for Lies, Lanford Wilson's Book of Days, August Wilson's Seven Guitars, and Alex Timbers's musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

Amid the craziness, I will do my best to keep this blog updated.  Check back for future developments!