A New York actress has to decide between giving birth to a baby with a serious genetic disorder or starring in her first Broadway show (Opening Night is her due date). Although Essie has mixed feelings about being pregnant — she’s a successful New York actress with a happy marriage — she warms to the idea, until she learns the baby has a genetic disorder. Haunted by her past, Essie examines her life’s work, worth, and the future of her family. Pregnant Pause premiered at United Solo Theatre Festival in 2016.
SSave the date! Sunday, March 25th at 11 am. Come get ‘Love Drunk’ for the first time in 2018! There’s an ALL-NEW, ALL-AWESOME lineup of plays, featuring some of the most badass playwrights! It’s going to be a brilliant and brilliantly boozy brunchtime, chock full of theatre, photography, and bloody marys.
I’m happy to be freelancing with Caitlyn Dowdy at Surface Models and Talent, for film & commercial work. Caitlyn works with Megan Magee, who directed me in String of Pearls, and I reached out to her after the show. I’m psyched to be there and excited for what new relationships bring!
I wrote a funny new play that will be at the Dramatist‘s Guild‘s Friday Night Footlights that I think you’d like. It’s about a biracial college student stuck athome with her grandparents in Oregon for the summer, and her journey to go literally anywhere else. You can find out more about the play here or read a sample on the New Play Exchange. I’d love it if you’re able to come.
We are thrilled to announce our second installment of an evening filled with brand new short plays written by some fantastic, burgeoning New York City playwrights! Join us Sunday, November 5th for The Playwright’s LoftII!
I’m so excited that I’ve joined Theatre 68 as a company member (acting). My favorite part about Theatre 68 is Monday Night Gym. Every Monday night, members of 68 Cent Crew get together in the Drama Bookshop basement and do our thing; a Michael Chekhov class, movement work, meet with a casting director… anything to advance the craft. Then we present scenes. So once a month or more, I’ll get to work on and present a scene with my new crew. I LOVE it.
I went to Los Angeles for two weeks studying at Act One, a screenwriting program in Hollywood. My favorite teachers were Dean Batali (That 70’s Show, Good Witch), Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu), and Sheryl Anderson (Charmed, Ties that Bind).
Wholly Broken premiered at Tribeca Screening Room. It was my first time seeing it up on the big screen all the way through. My favorite part was seeing scenes on screen that I hadn’t seen in filming. I loved it. What a lucky, blessed career.
Essie and her husband are finally pregnant, and Essie’s finally been cast in her first Broadway role. She learns the baby is seriously disabled on the same day that she learns that opening night is her due date. Essie just needs a moment to catch up.