I’m originally from Massachusetts, but Illinois has been home for over a decade now. I started acting professionally at sixteen. (Once, while filming a scene at a payphone outside a liquor store in the Boston area, a woman walked right into the shot and said to me, “Hey hon, you a movie stah?” which is truly a perfect representation of what it’s like to shoot indie film in New England.)
In May 2018, I graduated from the three-year MFA Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Roles there include Twelfth Night (Maria), Travesties (Gwendolyn), Iago's Plot (Emilia), Failure: A Love Story (Jenny June Fail), Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play (Colleen) and Kingdom City (Miriam), all at the beautiful Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. I’m also a proud member of The Brown Theatre Collective, where I recently co-directed Maria Irene Fornés's The Sucessful Life of 3.
In Chicago, I’m an ensemble member with Aguijón Theater, the city's longest running Spanish-language ensemble, and a company member with the live literature collective 2nd Story, where I write, direct and curate personal narrative performance.
I earned my bachelor’s in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Chicago, while training at Black Box Acting Studio. I also studied sociology at the University of Buenos Aires, and while I lived in Argentina I collaborated with teatro x la identidad, the artistic arm of the human rights group Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo.
The Part Where I Tell You I’m White
One more thing: I’m a white Jewish actor, fluent in Spanish but not Latina. If you’re looking for Latinx actors, please talk to the fine folks at ALTA (Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists) and/or the Chicago Inclusion Project.
If you've made it this far: I'm obsessed with grocery shopping. Other than being on stage, in front of a camera, or buried in a book, there's nowhere I'd rather be than the produce aisle at midnight. Probably singing and dancing along awkwardly to the muzak.