1. What is something not too many people know about you?
Something that I’ve really just started learning about myself even, is that I’m an introvert. Through social media, as well as in person, I come off as pretty outgoing, but I actually have a fair amount of social anxiety. I think as an actor you get comfortable talking to people and “performing”, but sometimes it’s hard to remember that it shouldn’t be the same thing. So when I can, I try to take some time out for myself to recharge.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
Acting. I’ve gotten pretty fortunate because I’m currently pursuing a BFA in Acting, combining work with pleasure! As a kid I was always making up skits for my friends and I to perform, and I never really shook that. Aside from acting however, I’m very big on sewing and needlework. About a year ago I started working in the costume studio at my university for some extra money to put towards tuition, and it quickly became an escape from my day to day stresses. I’ve always been an old soul, so I guess it makes sense that I’m now even sewing in my free time.
3. What are your goals for the future?
At the moment I’ve got a few! Ultimately I want to be a full-time working actor in either Chicago, or wherever performance should take me. I’m very interested in exploring acting in the film industry, so I’m hoping this next year will lend itself to experiences outside of just stage performance. Eventually, I’d also really love to get my masters in drama, whether that be in the near future, or further down the road.
4. What is your definition of success?
I think success for me can be measured in happiness. I’ve never really equated making money with success, (I am a theatre major after all), but I think it’s really important for people to enjoy the life they have. When I am feeling good about who I am and where I am at, and I know the people around me feel the same - that’s a pretty successful day.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're currently working on.
I’ve taken a break from performing over the holidays, but I’m currently preparing for some big auditions coming up in the next few weeks!