In April I start rehearsals and go into previews for the remount of Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies at Mosaic Theater Company. The show runs May 2 - June 3 at Atlas Performing Arts Center. I will be returning in the role of Clementine until May 27th, when I go into tech for the world premiere of Trayf by Lindsay Joelle at Theater J! Very excited to be working on these two incredible new plays in tandem.
Also in April, I am thrilled to be workshopping Philip Dawkins' new play, Spamtown, USA, at The Kennedy Center, co-produced with the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis in the Kennedy Center's New Voices, New Visions Festival, and directed by CTC Artistic Director Peter Brosius. Spamtown, USA explores the 1985 Hormel Foods Corp. strike in Austin, Minnesota from the perspective of teenagers. Check out more info here
I have been very fortunate to workshop several new plays over the past few months!
It was a huge honor to be directed by Ken Ludwig, in a workshop reading of his new play Dear Jack, Dear Louise, alongside my actor buddy Rex Daugherty. A true master class.
In April I performed in a Kennedy Center workshop reading of Steve Yockey's beautiful new play To Tokyo and the Moon, directed by Jenna Duncan as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Also in April I had the pleasure of working with Rorschach Theatre to workshop Iris Dauterman's play Sing to Me Now in their Magic in Rough Spaces Festival, directed by Jenny McConnell Frederick and incorporating design into the workshopping process.
From January - March I workshopped a new version of my play MOM BABY GOD, including conducting brand new immersive research, overhauling the script, and working for the first time with a full team of designers! The show was produced by Taffety Punk Theatre Co. and directed by Lise Bruneau. We sold out the week-long run and the show was staff pick at Washington City Paper. You can check out reviews of the show in the City Paper here and Washington Post here.