I love being an actor. I love being a queer black woman. I love that I’m a smart, kind, messy, stubborn, sensitive work in progress. Every piece of me is what makes me a compelling human and actor. But all those things that make me who I am -- my theatricality, my femininity, my blackness [...]
“But you’ll never make any money.” Anyone who has gone into the arts is familiar with this refrain. Every time someone used to say anything to this effect, I’d shrug it off indignantly, assuming they were projecting own fears and insecurities on me. “Maybe you won’t make any money,” I’d think to myself, “but I’m [...]
Happy Vernal Equinox! Today marks the first official day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and is one of two days in the year (the other being the Autumnal Equinox) when we receive the same amount of light as darkness. Isn’t the symmetry gorgeous? It has traditionally been a celebration of life, renewal, and a [...]
I haven’t felt moved to write on here in a while. Lack of inspiration? Exhaustion? Forgetfulness? Whatever the source, I’m here now. Life update: after four years in the Bay Area I’ve moved back to New York City. It was time. My body ached for the breakneck pace, for an unparalleled dedication to theatre, for [...]
Reimagining A Midsummer Night's Dream as dizzyingly romantic queer love story is an act of resistance.
I’m so blessed to have the family I have. Are we imperfect? Of course. Do we bicker? No doubt. But we are also endlessly loving. I spent Labor Day Weekend in St. Louis visiting extended family including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We ate too much this weekend, celebrated no fewer than four birthdays and [...]
Tech/hell week for Hamlet (and every show) has felt like college finals. We huddled together in mutual disarray, wondering if we would make it through. Somehow, we always do. This is such a fraught time for everyone involved in a production. The stress and excitement have a way of pushing us to our limits - performances [...]