2016 – the Year of Awakening.

I know this year has been…difficult. To say the least. So I just wanted to say this, in case you were looking for a little bit of light.   This year, I got to play three (count ’em, three) of my dream roles. I got to dance onstage again, despite getting plagued by injuries. IContinue reading “2016 – the Year of Awakening.”

On Privilege, Entitlement, and Doing Things With Your Life.

It was my first day off in about seven straight days, after a tech week for a production of Twelfth Night. I’m playing Olivia, a role I’ve always rather coveted, and the cast and directing team are a dream because they just always want to make me laugh and they’re nothing but supportive. It’s been aContinue reading “On Privilege, Entitlement, and Doing Things With Your Life.”

A Confession, and Thoughts on Orlando.

“Don’t be a faggot!” I jumped like I had been shot. The term reached into my gut, grabbed my intestines and shook them around. I felt my heart flip-flop over and over, as if he had found out a secret. I slapped his arm. He stared at me, his pupils blown out and confused, stumblingContinue reading “A Confession, and Thoughts on Orlando.”

Heartbreak Warfare.

(everything italicized are lines taken from poetry by Warsan Shire, aka the incredible British-Somali poet whose spoken word was used by Beyonce in her Lemonade visual album) I couldn’t love you, you were a small war. I lay in bed, at 2 AM, looking up at the hotel room ceiling, trying to cry silently so he couldn’tContinue reading “Heartbreak Warfare.”

Save the Co-op: An open letter to President Susan Herbst and the University of Connecticut.

When I was a little girl, I was obsessed with books. My parents, themselves voracious readers, fed my addiction as well as any enablers could. They took me to the library every chance they got, and for birthdays and Christmases they plied me with as many books as I could carry. I’m now an adult,Continue reading “Save the Co-op: An open letter to President Susan Herbst and the University of Connecticut.”

letters to a young actress.

I’ve got something rattling around my brain that won’t let go. It’s about theater. And about performance. And about the things I’ve learned after nearly 25 years of performing in plays, musicals, and the occasional puppet show. For those of you who are new, I actually started this blog as a way to chronicle myContinue reading “letters to a young actress.”

Emotional Abuse. 

I’ve been in several types of emotionally abusive relationships.  Now that I’m older, wiser, and more in tune with figuring out what I need (and more importantly, what I deserve), I wanted to take some time to write down a few ways to spot if you’re in an emotionally abusive situation.  Ask yourself the followingContinue reading “Emotional Abuse. “