In this journey I gave myself to every moment of the work, treasuring them all.
I am currently working on a few projects, including writing several TV pilots I’m hoping to develop; the creation and development of two theater companies; and the production of a show. For more info and any questions, click here to ask me directly. More updates soon!
DISASSEMBLY by Steve Yockey - Directed by Reggie D. White - Atlantic Acting School - Spring 2019.
During a Sunday afternoon in an apartment in Brooklyn, 7 people’s lives intertwine after an accident occurred. Evan has just been stabbed, and his sister Ellen calls her best friend Tessa to her apartment for further help after Evan’s fiancé Diane tried her best to patch him up. Along with Tessa comes Stanley, her “best friend,” whose feelings for the girl will be made explicit throughout the play. In the meantime, Mirabelle, Evan and Ellen’s neighbor, and Jerome, Ellen’s boyfriend, come into play, both guided by their hearts. The audience, through the lenses of a twisted Aesop’s fable, sees their deepest instincts and insecurities arise as their attempts to get what they want make them move further and further away from stability.
LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST by William Shakespeare - Directed by Shariffa Ali - Atlantic Acting School - Fall 2018
Some changes are being made in the court of Navarre. The king has just proclaimed that for three years the court will be a haven for research. King Ferdinand and his three lords (Berowne, Longaville, and Dumain) have all sworn an oath to give up every bodily pleasure - food, sleep, and love in particular - in order for their “minds to banquet” with the loads of knowledge they’ll gather from their studies. The arrival at court of the Princess of France along with her maids makes it significantly harder for the lords and the king to keep their oaths and, because they can’t control what their hearts want, they end up falling in love and try to find ways to woe the Princess and her ladies without being forsworn. In the meantime, a Spanish traveler by the name of Don Adriano de Armado is guest at the court and close friend of the king. He is in love with the country maid Jacquenetta and his efforts to win her love will interfere with the lords’ efforts to keep their oaths.
DETACHED by Charles Dong, Emma DeMuth, and Cristiano Benfenati - Directed by Charles Dong - Spring 2018
Mirco, who operates the elevator of a fancy building for a living, gets a chance to spend a day in the company of the tenants he loves the most. She has lost something valuable to her, and he’ll try to help her find it, trying to also deepen the relationship between them outside of the formality of the elevator where he works. This brings them on a relentless search around New York City in this experimental, multi-language, original short film.
Winner of Best Picture at the Tisch48 Film Festival
GOD IS BUSY SOMEWHERE ELSE written and directed by Edoardo Vitaletti - Fall 2018
Michele is a young Italian soldier who was sent to fight on the Russian front by people in power with whom he didn’t identify. The war weighs on his young mind and after his battalion got lost in the Russian woods, all his energy and hope seem to vanish. Giancarlo, one of his comrades, tries to give him some strength one night around the warmth of a fire, as he tries to open his heart to a reluctant Michele. What will happen that night will shape the destinies of both, with events that Michele will bring with him forever.
Winner for Best Ensemble Cast and Outstanding Production Design at First Run Film Festival