What am I up to, you ask?
We're gong on TOUR! I just booked a show with the National Theatre for Children and will be traveling through the state of Florida performing for elementary age students! I am so excited to work with NTC and to perform a show about energy conservation and sustainability. More information and photos to come!
I just finished up an awesome photoshoot for a financial corporation! More information to come, I can't wait to share the photos!
WHAT: #cottagecore - Lauren (Principal)
WHERE: Filmed in Northern Virginia
WHEN: Filmed during Summer 2021
This film was a blast to shoot! Led by writer and director, Rebecca Wahls, the cast, creative team, and crew was so talented and fun to be around. I played a barista, and we filmed most of the scenes in an adorable French cafe in Herndon, VA. I loved being behind the counter and learning how to make espresso. Keep an eye out for updates, we hope to premiere at a festival soon!
WHAT: Dopesick - Background Actor
WHERE: Filmed in Richmond, Virginia
WHEN: Released on Hulu - October 13, 2021
Being a background actor on Dopesick was... well, it was dope. The cast and crew I worked with were incredible, took COVID precautions seriously, and I was so excited to be there!
Watch the trailer, here.
WHAT: Abernathy - VCU Student Film
WHERE: Filmed in Richmond, Virgina
WHEN: Released Summer 2021
Abernathy was a fantastic production to be involved with. From casting to production, the team was thoughtful, talented, and made the experience memorable. The part of Penelope Abernathy was challenging and fun!
WHAT: #ENOUGH Play Reading - American Stage Education
WHERE: Virtually, Nationwide!
WHEN: December 14, 2020 - the 8th Anniversary of Sandy Hook
I was so thrilled to participate in a national project and reading called #ENOUGH. It is a project that did a nationwide search for play submissions from students across the country. The plays all focus on gun violence, in whatever way each playwright interpreted that prompt. The finalist plays were selected to be a part of readings hosted across the country all on the same date. Amplifying young voices on such important issues was extremely eye opening and touching. I was honored to join American Stage Education for this project.
WHAT: Claire in Proof by David Auburn - American Stage's Virtual Stage
WHERE: Your Living Room!
WHEN: August 28, 2020
American Stage's virtual programming has been going on all summer long. They end their summer shorts series with the Living Room Plays, scenes from the theatre's diverse history. I am so excited to be cast in a scene from Proof, as Claire, a part that is equally challenging and exciting for me.
I'm excited to be completing an Acting and Production Apprenticeship this year at American Stage. I'm learning EVERYTHING here, from devising an original piece, to working closely with artists and staff in the rehearsal hall, to being an ASM, to building sets in the scene shop. I have had a wonderful experience so far and am excited to use my new skills moving forward.
WHAT: Acting and Production Apprenticeship
WHERE: American Stage Theatre Company - Saint Petersburg, FL
WHEN: September 2019-August 2020
Read my blog post about being the Directing Apprentice on Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson and Directed by Kristin Clippard, here.
FIVE TIMES AROUND, our apprentice devised piece was released on August 17th! Check it out here.