I grew up in Australia (a place called Noosa) and came to the states to study theatre and political science. Because of the work my parents did, I lived in seven different countries by the time I was 18. That list includes England, Cuba, Germany, Spain, Guam and Australia. I also studied abroad at the Moscow Art Theatre School for a spell. Read about it here. My passports and accent are probably just as confused as you are about why I moved around so much.
This is my production company: burninghousecompany.com
Spring 2023: Editing a short I wrote and directed, called FUN LIFE!
Summer/Autumn 2022: Directing and acting in Cherry Jam, an adaptation I did of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard.
Winter 2021/2022: Costar on AppleTV+'s Extrapolations.
Autumn 2021: A happy recipient of a NYC City Artist Corps Grant. So I produced a staged presentation of my 80 minute cutting of Coriolanus at the Flamboyán Theatre in Manhattan.
Summer 2021: A new film, Steps, is part of the Manhattan Film Festival.
Spring 2021: Cast in four short films, and one full-length film. Also working on three films as an IC. Very grateful! The First Time I Saw You is also playing as part of Greenwhich Village Film Festival.
Winter 2021: Two of my short films had their premiere in December of 2020.
Winter 2020: Filmed a short film in the first days of 2020 called A Best Man, produced by C-Minus. I play a young bride (not blushing). Also filmed two commercials.
Autumn 2019: Filming four short films, including one in D.C. Performed in a workshop for New Wave Theatre Collective called The Mercy of Giving.
Summer 2019: Acting in a docu-series for Astoria Performing Arts Center. Event info here. Also in a workshop of a new play for New Wave Theater Collective called Off Script. Producing a short film and also acted in NY Madness with a new play called Dead Girls.
March 2019: Acting in a Sproutworks new play series. Also understudying Abigail in The Crucible, going up in May at the Access Theatre in NYC. Shooting a short for Columbia, too. Also acted in a workshop production of First and Last by Adam Toback at Theatre Row.
March 2019: The film Here Lies a Drunken Asshole is being screened for the first time at the Garden State Film Festival. We're nominated for best ensemble acting.
Winter 2018/19: ADing a new play called The Sinless about Orthodox Judaism. Also acting in a two-hander called First and Last. And, lastly, I filmed a short film called The First Time I Saw You.
August 2018: Opening Sex Object by Charlie Falkner! This is a wonderful new Australian play that had a successful run in Sydney last year. This is the US premiere. Tickets here!
July 2018: Filmed a music video for Mandala, a great new indie band from Connecticut. I play "the hero."
May 2018: Playing River in Appropriate, the 2014-2015 Obie winner for best play. This is a five week run at Dobama Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. Dobama was founded in 1959 and is one of the leading producers of new and off-broadway work in the region. Not heard of Appropriate? It's by the same guy who wrote An Octoroon and Gloria.
December 2017: Night by Joosje Duk continues to be screened around the world. It also just won Huffington Post's Impact Award. It's also on Omeleto, YouTube's #1 channel for award-winning films. Over 500,000 views!
June 2017: Performed as part of the Mint Theatre's Further Reading event. It's a reading of the absolutely delightful Mr. Pim Passes By by A.A. Milne.
May 2017: May 10-13, I performed in the NYC premiere of Bigger Than You, Bigger Than Me by Kathryn Coughlin. The show was at Theatre Row in NYC and produced by Studio 28 Productions. Read about the production here!
November 2016: Hedda Gabler closed on November 19th, which I adapted and directed. Check out this feature on BOAST (Best of Astoria).
July 2016: Acted in a reading of The Lady Is Not For Burning at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
July 2016: Performed in The Execution of Mrs. Cotton from July 14th-28th. I played Hollermoppet, an Undertaker's Demon Apprentice. Typecast, I know. I was "spooky as hell," said one reviewer.
April 2016: Performed in two plays as part of the Obie award winning Metropolitan Playhouse Revolution evenings of new work.
March 2016: Finished playing Miranda in The Tempest at Ophelia Theatre Group in Queens.
October 2015: Finished The New Morality at the Mint Theater Company on West 43rd St.
March 2015: Performed in a reading of Liliom at Mint Theater Company as part of their EnrichMINT events. It's the basis for the musical Carousel.
A multitude of seminars and short classes in the city and many more projects. I'm happy to say I've been busy working on various shows and always had something to look forward to while being in New York City!