I am a New York based actor, director and educator that enjoys telling stories about the complexities of the human spirit. I have a passion to give voice to the characters that challenge, surprise and enlighten us. I long to explore stories that make me question how we walk through the world, and how we form relationships in that world. I am fueled by African American stories, poetic language stories, musical stories, stories of rebellion, stories of discovery, and the many untold stories of women.
I am excited by looking at classical plays through our 21st century lenses, and working with new plays that give voice to the many conflicts that we face today. I believe that great art is timeless. Whether a story is set in 1879 or 2039, it should touch our hearts, and awaken our curiosity. Theatre and film are exciting because they’re personal. They affect the audience in the moment, in real time, in a space that is shared with other human beings.
I’ve studied music at Converse College in South Carolina, and received my MFA in Acting from Binghamton University - Chaired by Gene Lesser. I’ve also studied with master teachers Ron Van Lieu, and Lloyd Richards. I am an Actor/Director member of New Circle Theatre Company (formerly) Circle Rep Lab. And as an educator, my relationships include the Juilliard School Drama Division, NYU Tisch Graduate Acting, Hunter College, City College of New York, NYU Gallatin School, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. I am also a private acting coach for both film and stage.
Upcoming projects include Less Than or Equal To, a film project about Housing Discrimination that I will direct, and the release of She Persisted: 30 New Plays by Women published by Applause Books which will include my play Tennessee Waltz (2021).