Hello and thank you for your interest in my work. My life and career have sincerely been an incredible venture into many different creative realms. I’m an actress, Linklater voice teacher, dialect coach, writer, and Mom among other things! My work extends from playing the quirky to the powerful, as well as coaching other brave actors to fully express the human condition. Theatrically, I have had the exciting and delightful experience of playing the painfully kooky Aunt Bobbie in New City Stage Company’s critically acclaimed production of Adam Rapp’s American Sligo. I am also grateful to have been recently featured at the Samuel French short play festival in Peanut Butter Patty and in the Times Square International Theater Festival where I performed my solo piece, Sanctuary, a remarkable and soul-stretching experience. It was also my great pleasure to have worked with David O. Russell on the 2012 Oscar-winning film, Silver Linings Playbook, serving as the dialect coach for Best Supporting Actress nominee Jacki Weaver as well as acting with Bradley Cooper. Excelsior!
Some additional favorite roles that I have had the privilege of playing throughout the years include Molly Bloom in A Dublin Bloom, based on James Joyce’s "Ulysses" directed by Gregory Doran of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Inter Act Theatre Company’s production of Black Russian by Thomas Gibbons directed by Seth Rozin, and Richard III as Elizabeth with Novel Stages. My experience thus far has been a markedly unique and irreplaceable life lesson.
I have been gratefully acting, teaching, and coaching professionals for over 25 years now. I find that my work in educating others has been rewarding in an entirely different way. Currently, I enjoy furthering this loved practice by teaching Linklater Voice work and dialect coaching privately. My most recent theater coaching has been with the Ford’s Theater where I coached the critically acclaimed 1776, Violet, and 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee. Earlier in my life, I taught for numerous theaters and institutions of higher learning including the University of the Arts, Walnut Street Theater, Wilma Theater, Heery Casting, and Mike Lemon Casting to name a few.
Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone. Neale Donald Walsch