I wrote Choosing Day to participate in a film challenge—one month to come up with an idea, film it, edit it, and screen it. Our month was dedicated to the theme of courage.
Honestly, it was courageous simply to participate in this challenge (I was terrified). I wrote the script in less than a week. We shot fourteen pages in six hours 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!
What started out as a need for acting reel material quickly turned into a full-fledged original show. Because if you're gonna spend time writing a scene, you might as well just dive in, develop a web series, and write a full eleven episodes. That's the same thing, right?
Co-created with Carly Otte (aka my creative partner-in-crime), F'd explores the lives of four millennials living in Apartment F. Through the quarter-life crises of Jenny, Ryan, Chris, and Kate, we examine the reality that the way you thought life would work out almost never matches up with how life is actually working out. While also setting out to tell the story of Millennials, through the thoughts and experiences of actual Gen-Yers.
Season Two is in pre-production, and will begin filming July 2018!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.