I wrote Choosing Day to participate in a film challenge—one month to come up with an idea inspired by a pre-determined theme, film it, edit it, and screen it. Our month was dedicated to the idea of courage.
Honestly, it was courageous simply to participate in this challenge (I was terrified). We shot the entire film in one day in frigid conditions. We edited it together in under ten days. And I’m incredibly proud of the (mostly female, hey-o!) team.
Check out one of my favorite bits of writing from the film to the right!
Co-created by Carly Otte and myself, F'd (another effing web series) explores the lives of four neighbors (Jenny, Kate, Ryan, and Chris) who each live in Apt F on their respective floors. The show explores the reality that the way you thought life would work out almost never matches up with how life is actually turning out, while attempting to tell the story of the millennial generation through the eyes of actual Gen-Yers.
Best Humor and Best Web Series Nominee - Top Indie Film Awards
Lights up on Lucy in her hotel room. It has been twelve days since President Lincoln was assassinated, twelve days since the manhunt began for Lucy's fiancé, John Wilkes Booth. Lucy attempts to pack her room at the National, as she is set to leave the country with her father, the newly appointed ambassador to Spain. But as she packs, memory overwhelms her--both of her romance with John and her friendship with Robert, the President's eldest son. As she relives and remembers the deep connection she shares with both men, she must confront her own guilt and consider what part she played in this horrific act of violence.
Written the Fall Semester of 2014 at The Catholic University of America, as part of my MFA Acting thesis. Based on actual events and letters of the time. Performed December 11, 2014 in the Callan Theatre.
I am, to you, A Stranger was accepted to Manhattan Rep's Premiere Play Development Program, and received a two-night run in January 2016.
I am, to you, A Stranger was accepted to the 7th Annual United Solo Theatre Festival, and received a special one-night showing in September 2016.
Video copy of performance available upon request - email email@example.com with inquiries.