I am an eighteen year old female with a wide variety of acting experience. I have held numerous roles including Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Hellen Keller in The Miracle Worker, Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables and Essie in The Devil's Disciple. I have worked for a range of different directors including musical directors, community theater directors and schools. I learn lines very quickly and have an aptitude for comedy work. I work well with small and large cast settings.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 250 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
An audience member or client should expect complete dedication to the show and character. I strongly believe that playwrites created their characters for a reason that meant a lot to them, and it is my job to honestly portray that character and feeling to other's. Viewers should expect to be able to hear me clearly and well, to use the stage as an instrument for movement, and to enjoy the variety of emotions I am able to conjure up on a whim. I have brought audiences from tears to laughing out loud in a matter of seconds, and exude a confidence that I feel is rarely found on the amateur stage. Audiences will be moved, inspired and thoroughly entertained when they watch me on stage.
I am a senior in high school, planning for my future career in neuropsychiatry. I have a passion for acting and have been acting in a variety of settings for seven years. My most rewarding experience was working as Anne in Anne of Green Gables. I went from a dark brunette to a childish, loving, imaginative redhead over the course of three months rehearsal. I have an enormous respect for my characters, and I feel that this sense of connectedness is the only way to truly let the audience experience what you experience while on stage. I enjoy working with a range of ages and talents and sharing my love for the stage with others.
I began theater in sixth grade, when our school language pathologist posted the open auditions on the events board. I hadn't had any acting experience before then, but I went in and got the role of Verbalina in The Last Gladiator. The following year, I recieved the larger role of Gladys in The Boarding House and my eighth grade year, I played Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Middle school gave me a basis for how to learn lines, how to listen to the director, let me develop a sense of improvisation and allowed me to blossom.
The summer after my eighth grade year, the director from middle school asked me to come and audition to be Hellen Keller. Of course I went straight down to the local theater and got the part. Playing Keller was a very different experience for me because of the fact that there were no lines. I was able to have tantrums and carry on and be blind, but I had wanted to speak. This play helped me learn how important blocking is to the visual art and function of the play.
My first year of high school, I played Philostrate in A Midsummer Night's Dream. That summer, I again experienced a role without lines as the Mute in The Fantasticks Musical. At that time, I was also interested in switching up my traditional placement, meaning I didn't want to play little girls anymore. I am quite a small person, so I understand why I kept getting those roles, but I wanted to play Susan in Veronica's Room or something edgy like that.
The following summer, I played Essie in the Devil's Disciple, which was a larger role for me at the time, and I really enjoyed the historical aspect of the play. At that time, I was also the director of make-up for Legally Blonde the Musical. I also branched out into writing my own short plays, which I entered into a local theater competition. The competition directors thoroughly enjoyed my play about a family who kept their first child in a shed in the backyard, but it ended up being disqualified because of the overabundant stage directions.
I then went on to play Kara St John in Back in Ten and Anne of Green Gables in the same summer. I then was cast as Matiue and Marie in the Broadway play Strider, which we were doing for my senior year of high school. I really enjoyed this role because it exposed my intimate, sexualized side.
I have an enormous love for performing and being on stage and work well in a variety of setting with experience to back up my passion.
Influences & Inspiration
I have been influenced by my directors, namely my major director, Gloria Heidenreich, who coached me through middle school and community theater. As an actor as well, she has been the most pleasant director to work with. I am also very inspired by Winnona Ryder, for serious roles and Johnny Depp for my comedic roles. My community has also influenced my work because of the support and enthusiasm for the young actors. On that note, I am always inspired by the casts that I work with, who's ages range from seven years to 80 years old. They constantly make me realize what acting is all about, and how life on the stage can be anything you want it to be.
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