I took ballet classes from the age of 6 to 15 and transitioned to theater when I was a senior in high school. I won trophies in speech contests which are lost somewhere in Texas and a medal for prose interpretation that I recently found when packing up my mom’s things. I came to New York, the first time, to attend Circle in the Square’s two year actor training program. I did showcases, summer stock and worked a fair amount regionally. Commercially, I was considered “left of center”. I still am not quite sure what that means but believe it to be accurate. Then I fell in love and moved to Chicago where I started working with the Sweat Girls. The first play I wrote was EVELYN DANCES, a bridge from acting to writing. Her beginning words were prompted by a 2nd callback for a job I didn't get and the improvisation class that resulted under the guise of lightening up and remembering the fun of it all. The most recent play I've written is How Margaret Got HomeHOW MARGARET GOT HOME. Her journey began long before I was born, and in earnest actuality, when I participated in a writing workshop with Paul Zimmerman. In between these two plays, I moved to New York a second time, more accurately Brooklyn, and that’s the whole story. In a nutshell. Kind of. Because nutshells are very small.
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