I absolutely adore performing but its not the only thing I love to do...Below you will find some of my favorite on and off stage moments as well as some well captured pictures!
BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA
During my Senior year at Susquehanna University I had the privilege of participating in the Theatre Department's Main Stage Production of Liz Lochhead's "Bram Stoker's Dracula" as Mina Westerman. It was a thrill and an honor to play such a well known and reimagined horror character.
THE MINEOLA TWINS
Myra & Myrna
Out of all my performances at Susquehanna University, playing Myra and Myrna in Paula Vogel's "The Mineola Twins" was by far the most challenging and rewarding. Under direction of my peer, a fellow student director, Bekah Krumenacker, I was pushed to giving one of the best performances of my life.
ASSISTANT SCENIC DESIGNER
Working The Musical
In my final year at Susquehanna University I was given a position as one of two assistants to the Scenic Designer, a professor, Caleb Stroman, for the theatre Department's Main Stage musical production of Working. I was charged with aiding in the conception of the scenic design which was to be the letters of the plays title, Working, in cut out flats made to look like the tools of the characters in the play, every-day working folk. I also was asked to design a generic city skyline to sit upstage, as the setting of the play is supposed to be anywhere in any city in the United States. The final product is pictured to the right.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Co Director, Borachio
This production hold a special place in my heart as it was my first opportunity to direct a full staged production. As a part of the Theatre Department at Susquehanna University's Second Stage Season, Nick Cardillo and I directed a production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing". The concept of this show is also what makes it so special to me, with the help of some groovy music, Nick and I set this play in the late 1970s in the United States, post-Vietnam War and had each character dress in a band t-shirt and converse. The band on their t-shirt became their character's spirit band which helped actors build their characters.
Glory & Hope
As my breakout performance at SusquehannaUniversity, "Almost, Maine" will always have a special place in my heart and my memory. The first moments on a college stage, the bow on closing night, those feelings are ones which will never be replaced. I am so grateful to have been a part of this production which introduced me to so may people who would later change, impact and influence my life.