Hometown: Miami, FL
When you are not acting, what do you do?
I enjoy writing things down, I also bartend.
What is your theatrical background?
I ended up stumbling into Georgetown’s new(ish) theatre studies program when I first started college in 2010, so I don’t have all too much of one yet! That said, I have a fair amount of experience in the realms of devised/adapted performances— though I’ve been trying to gravitate away from that a bit as of late.
Why did you want to be part of At Sea, Staring Up?
I love magical realism. I also love productions that cast me (nervous laughter). But jokes aside, the language in this play is beautiful (really though, read it!) It weaves together all these personal stories into something that feels inevitably universal, and I think that’s a pretty neat feeling. And needless to say, the opportunity to work on cool new work, with cool new people, is always welcome (and always cool.)
In what ways do you relate to your character?
I definitely feel for Noah— I may not have had someone so close to me pass (er, fly) away, but I have felt heartbreak, and I’ve definitely felt like a rug was swept from under me (did I use that correctly?), and I have felt some weird love pains before. I feel like those are all in some way at least tangentially analogous to how Noah might feel. I also like to believe that Noah and I use the words “cool” and “neat” to the same degree. Plants are alright too.
What’s the biggest challenge about taking on this role?
Noah is a sort of emotional acrobat during the events of the play, and it feels like I’d never be able to do justice to how he’s feeling (despite my above answer,) haha! Though, part of me feels like nothing trumps the immediate risks of a foreign accent in our presently turbulent political atmosphere.
What has been your favorite part about working with The Wheel?
Working with beautiful people who really care about their craft, and the work they’re doing, and more importantly, about other people. Rehearsals have been a welcome refuge from days of too much work and whatever “Safe” “Tracking” is supposed to be.