Farewell 2018 …what a wonderful year it has been!

IMG_2811Happy New Year, Everyone!

Farewell  2018 … from stage to screen to books that I adored working on, it’s been one amazing year! Very grateful for the work that I get to do and for my family, friends and colleagues that make each one of these day to day memories so very special.

Wishing all a wonderful 2019! May it be a year filled with much love, joy, creativity, laughter and the deepest of dreams coming true! #happynewyear2019 #top9of2018.

New Play – THREE ELIZABETHS – on stage in early 2019!

So it begins. Great first rehearsal today of new play THREE ELIZABETHS written & directed by Tony nominated director and choreographer, Tony Tanner.

I couldn’t be more excited to be playing Queen Elizabeth I, alongside an incredible cast! The premise of this piece is so unique – Elizabeth the First, in three different stages of her life. Three different actresses on stage at the same time – Elizabeth the Younger, Elizabeth the Queen, Elizabeth the Dowager. Figures from their past re-emerge and interact with them.

We did a staged reading of this play a little while ago, receiving a wonderful response, that has now prompted a full production.

Stay tuned for performance details coming in early 2019!

JE SUIS to screen in LA – Saturday Oct 6th!

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Excited to share that JE SUIS, a film beautifully directed by Faith Strongheart  that I had the joy of working on, will be screening in LA this Saturday, Oct 6th at 2:30pm as part of the Sisterhood of Cinema Shorts Program at the Highland Park Independent Film Festival!

If you’re in LA, we hope you can stop by the festival and check us out! This month we have many screening within the US and around the world.  A few upcoming screenings include:

9th annual Bridges International Film Festival ΓΕΦΥΡΕΣ-Παγκόσμιος… October 4-13, 2018 in Corinth, Athens and Nafplio, Greece

Kansas International Film Festival on Friday, October 12 at 5:20pm

Orlando Film Festival on Friday, October 19 @ 2:30pm EST!

And at the end of the month we will be in Italy for our Italian Premiere at the 69th Montecatini International Short Film Festival on October 22-28th. 

Huge congratulations to our awesome cast & crew!

A Glimpse into the California Women’s Film Festival with JE SUIS!

Had so much fun yesterday at our screening of JE SUIS! Deeply proud to be a part of this incredibly relevant film, beautifully directed by Faith Strongheart. Big thank you to the California Women’s Film Festival for putting together such a wonderful program!

We are thrilled that Je Suis doing so well on the festival circuit! We recently won Best Short Film at the Miami Independent Film festival and last screened at the Cyprus International Film Festival. Our next stop will be Woods Hole Film Festival, Detroit’s Trinity Film Festival, Macon Film FestivalTwin Rivers Media FestivalIowa Independent Film Festival and the Sioux City International Film Festival! #staytuned

JE SUIS – Screening this Saturday at the California Women’s Film Festival!

IMG_2260Thrilled to share that JE SUIS is part of the official selection at the California Women’s Film Festival! We will be screening this Saturday, July 14 @ 11:30am. Block #1!  If you are in LA, do stop by and say hello.

Huge congratulations to our wonderful cast & crew! It’s been exciting to see how well we’ve been doing on the festival circuit with this timely, provocative and hard hitting film.  Screening and ticket info can be found here!

Carousel on Broadway – A Truly Magical Night!

 

 

I am still in awe thinking about the Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, directed by Jack O’Brien! What a treat to see this powerfully rich show on my last night in beautiful NYC. The emotionally stirring music, gorgeous choreography, exquisite set design and absolutely stunning performances, literally took my breath away!

I was especially looking forward to seeing Jessie Mueller on stage, as I’ve been following her career since she starred in Beautiful a few years back and I just love her work, always fresh, real and so captivating.  Joshua Henry was riveting as Billy Bigelow and Renée Fleming brought the house down with “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

If you are in NYC or planning a trip, do check out this incredible show! Now playing at The Imperial Theatre.

JE SUIS – Screening Today, Tomorrow and Sunday at The Cinequest Film Festival!

Je SuisJE SUIS – a compelling short film that I had the pleasure of working on – will be screening March 9, 10 and 11th at The Cinequest Film Festival! Directed by the very talented Faith Strongheart.  If you’re in San Jose, stop by and check us out!  Here’s a link to access all the info & tickets!

 

Celebrations from 2017 and Cheers to 2018!

Wishing you a wonderful 2018 – may this new year be filled with much joy, laughter, good health and your deepest dreams coming true!  As I look back on 2017, I am so grateful for the many memories, opportunities and experiences that this year brought. Here are a few of the highlights:

As an audiobook narrator, 2017 began with much excitement and the tremendous honor of receiving a 2017 Audie Award nomination in the Young Adult Category for The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough, published by Scholastic Audio and produced by Deyan Audio. The year continued at an exhilarating pace with the opportunity to form new relationships with publishers, such as Tantor Media, Brilliance Audio and Recorded Books, along with many wonderful new authors, where I had the joy of narrating a wide variety of fascinating titles.

 

As an actor, three films that I had the pleasure of working on were screened around the world! 96 Souls, a sci-fi feature directed by Stanley Jacobs, in which I play a sympathetic shelter processor, acquired worldwide distribution and began it’s nationwide theatrical release on May 26th beginning at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills. Je Suis (i AM) a hard-hitting short film directed by Faith Strongheart made it’s theatrical debut this year at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival where it screened at the short film corner. Magdalene, a 1930s period piece film, directed by Rebecca Cremona, in which I play the lead and title character, screened in Malta this year at the Malta Film Expo!

 

On stage, I had the great joy of playing Regan in William Shakespeare’s King Lear directed by Tony Tanner at the T. U. Theatre. I was also thrilled to perform at UCLA this year as Phedre in Jean Racine’s Phedre directed by Dennis Gersten.

Farewell, 2017! It’s been an amazing year and one that I’m extremely thankful for.