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!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Great Video: Harrison Ford on Acting

I think this 1-minute clip about an actor's vulnerability is wonderful.  It is from the 250th episode of Inside the Actors Studio.

Well said, Mr. Ford!

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Big Move/Voice Concert Video

We are getting ready for the big move to Alabama!  I am excited to get started in the MFA in Acting program at the University of Alabama, and looking forward to meeting the other students.  This fall I will be taking Stage Dialects, Theatre History, Period Acting Styles, and Singing.  Really, those are my classes?  I have to take them?  This girl is happy!

Being part of the cast of Godspell last month was a very special experience, and I will cherish the memories of it.

In other news, I saw that the video is online for the voice concert I was a part of here in Tulsa with The bART Center for Music.  Click here for the concert link.  My piece, Puccini's O, Mio Babbino Caro, runs from 53:27-55:43.

While I do not see myself pursuing opera in the near future, I learned so much from John Townsend, my voice teacher, through the classical foundations of voice.  And I have to admit, it was fun to sing a bit of Italian opera--it took me back to a semester I spent in Tuscany in college.


Friday, May 3, 2013

Casting/Show Info: Voice Recital

After a positive audition yesterday, I've been chosen to participate in The bART Center for Music's (formerly Barthelmes Conservatory) Spring Open Concert.

I'll be singing Puccini's O Mio Babbino Caro.

I have studied voice with John Townsend at The bART since last fall, and have loved the chance to collaborate with him while learning more about how to really use my singing voice.

The concert will be held Tuesday, May 14, time and location TBD, and will feature students from both the Conservatory and the Music Center.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Very Big News: MFA in Acting

After a rigorous preparation and audition period this last November-January, I am very excited to announce that I have been accepted to the MFA in Acting program at the University of Alabama's Department of Theatre & Dance.  I will begin classes as well as a teaching assistantship in August.

The program lasts three years, and includes training in voice, movement, classical works, musical theatre voice and dance, on-camera acting, as well as classes in other areas of the theater craft.

I am so very excited for the opportunity to invest three years in intensive training and hands-on work, for the chance to really hone my craft and enhance my career opportunities in the performing arts.

A special thank you to Jenny Guy, Jeri Smith, Courtneay Sanders, and Robert Walters for their coaching, and especially to my husband, Chris, for his support and love.

I will end this post with my first official internet posting of Alabama spirit:

Roll tide!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Casting/Show Info: Godspell

I have been given the role of Robin in Godspell, a show I have wanted to be a part of ever since seeing the Broadway revival last year.

(If you are only a little bit familiar with the musical, Robin is the character who sings Day by Day.)

The production is being put on by the Parish of St. Bernard of Clairvaux and is directed by Joel Bicknell.

Show Information:

June 28 and 29 at 7:00pm
Cascia Hall PAC
2520 S. Yorktown Ave.
Tulsa, OK

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Oliver! Opening

Oliver opened last night, and is getting great audience response.  A couple of weeks ago, I was given the role of Mrs. Bedwin, the maid who serves Mr. Brownlow and takes care of Oliver.  I am loving the role.  You can also see me as a Londoner in Consider Yourself and a tavern-goer in Oom Pah Pah.  I am happy to be a part of this cast and production.

We are sold out for tomorrow (our first two performances were also sold out), but you can still get tickets for next Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.

Come see a rich and meaningful performance!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Casting/Show Info: Oliver!

I have been cast as part of the ensemble for Theatre Tulsa's production of Oliver!, which goes onstage in March.  I am excited for the chance to work with Sara Phoenix, who will be directing the show.  She gave me some very positive feedback from the audition.

Here is the show information:

March 15-16, 21-23 at 8 p.m.
March 17 at 2 p.m.
Liddy Doenges Theatre
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Charles Dickens’ treasured tale of the orphan boy delights with foot-tapping, engaging songs, including “I’d Do Anything,” “Consider Yourself” and “Where Is Love.” Lionel Bart’s book, music and lyrics stir the spirit and teach that each child is a gift. Theatre Tulsa enhances this classic with fresh staging, costumes and talent.

To purchase tickets to the show, go here.
To visit my acting website, click here