Bio

flying... and falling at age 10

flying... and falling at age 10

a little about me

I am an actor, experienced teaching artist, and burgeoning playwright who recently graduated from the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program.

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, I grew up in and around Sacramento, California as the child of two biochemists. Since they loved old and interesting movies in their own ways, I followed suit... even if I didn't understand My Life as a Dog at age 10.

I went on to study English at Tufts University and traveled to India with Antioch University where I lived in a Burmese Buddhist monastery in Bodh Gaya for four months, completing a month-long independent study on lhamo (a Tibetan form of opera) in Dharamsala.

While at CWRU/CPH I have appeared in Shakespeare in Love, the world premiere of The Good Peaches with the Cleveland Orchestra, the New Ground Theatre Festival reading of The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh, The CPH Centennial Plays, and the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting program’s productions of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, Clybourne Park, and She Stoops to Conquer. Other credits include The Seagull (Huntington Theatre Company), Gross Indecency (Bad Habit Productions), Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Brown Box Theatre Project), Romeo and Juliet and To Kill a Mockingbird (New Repertory Theatre), as well as readings and workshops with the Cherry Lane Theatre, Red Bull Theater, and Theatre Now New York.

When I was a kid, I knew I loved something if it created a sort of bubbling, exhilarating breathlessness that pressed against my ribcage. In my performances and writing, I strive to create the same sensation of delight through thoughtful use of language, genuine exposure, and a little bit of surprise.