recent projects 

recent projects 

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How to dance in ohio 
[29 hour reading]

This October, I had the most amazing opportunity of portraying Melissa in the 29 Hour Workshop of How to Dance in Ohio, a musical adaptation of the 2015 documentary of the same name. I worked directly with composer Jacob Yandura, librettist Rebekah Greer Melocik, and Director Sammi Cannold, in addition to fellow amazing autistic actors. 

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      SPEEDRUN 

In October 2020 I participated in Prelude Festival 2020, playing Salamancer in Zachariah Ezer's Speedrun: "In a fantasy kingdom, a princess and her captor’s magical lackey dream of social change, the overthrow of the local crime boss, and rescue from an overall-clad hero. Speedrun explores the idea that social movements are built on Black bodies who are then excluded when those movements reach the mainstream."

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ABOVE THE NOISE

In December 2019 at Dixon Place, I shared the words of Sanam in Above the Noise, a contemporary oratorio composed by Daphne Gampel. This work is a three-part, twenty movement work that features nine vocalists, each representing a narrative voice based on compiled interviews of students on a college campus.

(photo by: Nicole Boyd)

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    the twelve

In addition to the mainstage, RCS produces two platform pieces for the Fringe in partnership with the American Music Theatre Project. I  performed in the new musical The Twelvby Jon Bauerfeld and Casey Kendall. The cast also included performers from Northwestern University. 

(photo by: RCS/Robert McFadzean)

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    CHRISTMAS

       AT THE  CONSERVATOIRE

My first performance at RCS was as a featured soloist in the annual holiday concert. My classmates and I performed pop, jazz, and holiday favorites for RCS students and staff, and the greater Glasgow community. 

(photo by; RCS/Robert McFadzean)

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  Prospect Hill

As part of Piper Theatre's Musicals Now Festival, I performed as Deborah/Ensemble in the original musical "Prospect Hill" with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lily Ali-Oshatz and Mark A. Galinovsky. Under the direction of Jessi D. Hill, the cast performed this very queer musical outside the Old Stone House, my first in-person theater performance since 2019. 

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BIG GREEN THEATER: THE MOVIE!

In February 2020, I was cast in The Bushwick Starr's 10th anniversary production of Big Green Theater, a program that brings theatre and environmental education (as well as activism) to elementary school classrooms. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the program had to be cut short and there could no longer be a theatrical production. However, in March I received an email asking if I was still interested in participating... but this time, in a filmed version. It has a been a fulfilling and whirlwind of an experience, full of music, technical difficulties, puppets, and laughter. I am so excited to bring these imaginative, intelligent, and active students' work to life!

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Legally Blonde

In August 2019, I performed as Aaron Schultz and in the ensemble with my fellow RCS classmates in the mainstage musical Legally Blonde as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

(photo by: Toby Jeffries)

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Guns or Glitter?:

A Gender

Reveal Party

"Are you a boy or a girl?"

"I'm something beyond what this body says to you or me..."

 

I wrote and directed an original cabaret (featuring a few of my favorite songs and one original) about the glory and confusion of being a nonbinary person in a very binary world - all under the premise of my own gender reveal party. The show was music directed by Jacob Kerzner as a part of RCS' annual Candid Cabarets.

(photo by: Toby Jeffries)

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DESARROLLO

As part of the 2018 Corkscrew Theater Festival in New York City, I played Young Sol in Desarrollo by Juliany Taveras. The play is a coming-of-age story set in the Bronx about three friends and their discovery of how time can change their relationships, identities, and the home they love.

(photo by: juliany taveras)

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