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December 7th, 2016

Is it just me or is it really difficult to remember to update one's website with any kind of frequency? Oops. Coming up next, I'm doing a voiceover for the Delaware Shakespeare Festival collaboration with the Delaware Art Museum's upcoming W. Heath Robinson exhibit, and then James Haro, Kelly Filios and I are launching a pretty exciting venture. In August, we were loitering outside FringeArts and I said "We should just do a two woman Julius Caesar! James will write it and we'll star." A week later I got an email from James with the first five pages of Stab Play. And here we are, putting up a reading next week. It's going up at Mascher Space on Wednesday, December 14th @ 7:00pm and Sunday, December 18th @ 7:00pm. I couldn't be more proud. :)

April 25, 2016

THE ROVER closed this week! What a process! It has been such a joy. I also had the great pleasure of taking part in a 6+ hour reading of Goethe's Faust at Quintessence Theatre Group. Talk about a fantastic introduction to Goethe (and damn, that adaptation by Howard Brenton! Fantastic!). Up next, I'm doing Shakespeare in Song, a collaboration between the Delaware Shakespeare Festival and Opera Delaware in which we'll do scenes from Shakespeare followed by excerpts from corresponding operas. I'm nerding out already and we haven't even started rehearsals. After that, the triumphant return of the all-female Taming of the Shrew with Reject Theatre Co! After last summer's workshop, we're back with a full show, going up June 17th through 19th. It's gonna get a bit unruly, as Christine says. :)

 

November 2nd, 2015

Woah! Fall has been racing by so quickly. I'm currently in the midst of helping costume a remount of "The Three Musketeers: The Later Years" at People's Light, and finishing up a final cut of The Rover for The Drama GroupWe're thinking late November for the auditions, and we are also planning on launching a Kickstarter to help pay our actors.  I also just got word of a one-time reunion of Love's Labors Lost with RevShakes that will be happening at the end of the month at People's Light! I'm so pumped to be able to work with this lovely group again. What a joy. 

October 21, 2015

So much fun going on this week–– I'm doing Much Ado About Nothing as part of Manayunk Theatre Company's ShakesBEER series. Yeah, it definitely involves consumption of booze and minimally rehearsed Shakespeare going up on the second floor of a bar. Pretty baller. I'm also scheduled to do another reading, this time of a new play–– Tatyana Yassukovich's Polly's Letter. It will be on Monday the 26th at Sugar in Germantown, 7pm. Really excited to be doing work that isn't hundreds of years old :) New plays are always very exciting to work on, and this is produced by the fantastic Tara Culp! 

October 15th, 2015

I am doing a reading of Ford's Tis Pity She's a Whore this week with the Quintessence Theatre Group! So exciting to get to work with Alex Burns again after the last time I did Love's Labors in HS with him at the helm. 

August 22nd, 2015

Back in Philly and it feels so good! First workshop of Shrew went up on Sunday, and I'm already excited for the fully mounted production, tentatively slated for January 2016. Rehearsals for Love's Labours are also underway, and I'm having a ball. On another note, Steve Wei and I proposed a production of Aphra Behn's The Rover to The Drama Group in Germantown, and it was accepted! The show is slated to go up in April, directed by Steve. We're currently knee-deep in cutting it. Huzzah!

May 27th, 2015

Just got cast as Rosaline in Revolution Shakespeare's fall outdoor production of Love's Labors Lost, directed by Samantha Bellomo. (woah. what? woah). Utterly over the moon to be working with these fantastic collaborators. The show goes up September 16th-21st and 23rd-27th in Philly. Wow. Also, how fantastic will it be to revisit Love's Labors, after playing the Princess at the ripe old age of nineteen? I love LLL–– Shakespeare in all his flowery, run-on, soliloquizing glory. Fucking thrilled.

May 17th, 2015

Well, it's official-- I've moved into my summer sublet in New York. Check out my brand spankin' new Backstage.com profile! Very excited to start auditioning.

April 13th, 2015

Have just been cast in Reject Theatre Group's next workshop of Taming of the Shrew, directed by Christine Freije. The show will explore the problematic side of the problem play that so frequently gets glossed over, and goes up trial-size in mid-August. 

December 26th, 2014

Have been cast as Viola in The Drama Group's production of Twelfth Night, directed by Wayne Snover. I'm thrilled to sink my teeth back into some nice hearty Shakespeare! The show will go up in March 2015. 

In October, Minou entered Eyes Gallery's Frida Kahlo look-alike contest at the annual Philadelphia Dia de los Muertos parade on South Street and won a prize!