1. What is something not too many people know about you?
Something not too many people know about me is that I write poetry from time to time. I took several poetry classes while in undergrad and fell in love with the art. I really enjoy Stephen Dobyns. I think he's my favorite. I haven't shared my poems with too many people, but those who have read my work, including my former poetry professor, have been really encouraging. It's for that reason that I've since sought to publish my poems. I've been told by a few of my author friends that the process of getting published can be a long waiting game so I'm staying hopeful and patient!
2. What are your biggest passions?
Without a doubt, my biggest and life-long passion has always been acting. As a child, I spent most of my evenings after school in dance class or play rehearsal. I even recall studying monologues at recess from time to time instead of playing with my classmates. My family was always very supportive of my dream and would travel with me to local talent competitions several times throughout the year. When it was time to go off to college, I knew exactly what I wanted to study. Since graduating and making the move to Los Angeles, I've been working to further my career and define myself as an actor. My favorite thing about being an actor has always been the connection I'm able to make with my audience. During a performance, I feed off of their energy and them mine. It's my hope that my storytelling, my execution of my craft onstage will stir something within them. They may laugh, they may cry. They may leave that theatre with a different perspective on life than when they arrived. If I can take people out of the world they live in, the one with all the deadlines, the stressors, the responsibilities, and bring them into my world on stage, even just for a moment, I've done my job as an actor. And that to me is the greatest gift I can both give and receive. I act for many reasons, but that is my favorite.
3. What are your goals for the future?
In the future, I'd very much like to join a theatre company. I'm currently taking classes at the Antaeus Academy of the Antaeus Theatre Company. Perhaps one day I'll be able to join the company share the stage with some of this city's greatest theatrical talents! I'd also very much like to work on a sitcom. With my theatrical background, I think I'd do well working in front of a live studio audience. There's also a part of me that would like to write and perform my own one-woman show for the stage. Wouldn't that be something!
4. What is your definition of success?
Success is unique to the individual. Therefore, I don't believe there can be an all-encompassing definition, but let me give it a shot! Success for me is being able to get up every morning and do what I love. Even if it means I have to work a few side jobs or live in a tiny apartment, pay a few bills, or drive a few miles. The tiny inconveniences are all worthwhile when you know they mean you get to follow your dreams and live your passion!
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
I mentioned I'm currently in class at The Antaeus Academy. That's a project all on it's own. Currently, my class is working on Chekhov scenes. Besides that, I'm looking forward to working on a small role in an upcoming feature film later this year! As always, I'm constantly on the hunt for projects, big or small, that interest me. It's all about the hustle!
Featured: Group Shot (UCB Improv 101 Class, September 2017), Stephanie Mayer and Fawn Bown, Brady Lindsey on the set of "Attendance is Required"
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