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I am native of New Orleans where I learned to dance the second line, mask for Mardi Gras, and make the best Étouffée* you've ever had (even better than ya Mama's). In New Orleans, I received a Theater BA from Tulane University, played Laura Wingfield in Dog and Pony Theater's The Glass Menagerie, Portia and Juliet in the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane's Julius Caesar and Romeo and Juliet, and assistant directed The Pirate's Conspirate for world-renowned jazz trombonist Delfayo Marsalis' Uptown Music Theater. Next, I moved to New York to pursue my Acting MFA from Columbia University. Since then, I have performed in various plays, workshops, and readings with Classic Stage Company (bizarre story involving a naked-except-for-boots man showing up in the middle of the reading!), Cherry Lane, Mabou Mines, Gene Frankel Theatre, Performance Lab 115, The Ohio, LAByrinth, The Women's Project, New York Theater Workshop, and The Public. In 2008, I co-wrote and performed Ask Dr. Mueller, a stage adaptation of writer-outlaw-actress-witch doctor-art hag, Cookie Mueller. In 2011, I co-wrote, co-produced, and starred in the short film US. A Family Album, which premiered in 2012 San Francisco International Film Festival and can currently be seen on the Shorts HD network. When I am not acting or producing for film and stage, I’m a singer in the 10piece New Orleans Funk and R&B review Royal American Social Aid and Pleasure Club and a teacher in Brooklyn.
*Étouffée: A spicy and delicious Cajun stew traditionally made with crawfish, vegetables and a dark roux. The word comes from the French étouffer, which means to smother.