2015 and the Winter We’ll… Probably Forget Because August is Brutal, Too

SNOW. Yeesh! Amiright? Hardly worth mentioning at this point, but kudos to you who have soldiered through- and driven carefully. Bravo if you pulled on the wool socks and said “so what?” – then cleared the roof of your car. Good on ya’ if you braved perplexing public transit snarls to see a play, get to an audition, or, y’know, WORK. The warmth is coming. I can feel it, friends. And of course, that exciting cusp of seasonal rollover means, as I’m fortunate to call “usual” – Advice To The Players time!

And I’m so – SO – thrilled to announce that this March/April I’ll be playing Juliet in what else but Romeo and Juliet! Directed by Kevin Coleman of Shakespeare and Company, rehearsals with another keen company of players begins this Friday. We open on March 27th in North Conway, NH and you have three weekends to catch us before closing on April 12th.

And! Several exciting things have happened since last summer at the Barnstormers’. SEVERAL. First, I got to perform in a radio-play style reading of A New England Carol, Michael Dell’Orto’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol, at the Peterborough Players historic theatre. Foley table, hand bells and all.

And then – OK, simultaneously – I was cast in a principal speaking role in Disney’s The Finest Hours! In December I spent four days filming opposite Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, and Beau Knapp. It was an incredible experience working with and learning from a cast and crew who truly couldn’t have been kinder. The Finest Hours is set to release on October 9th of this year. I’ll be sure to update if I’ve made the cut!

As audition season gathers steam and I prepare for R&J this week, I’ll be burying myself in text and tea. (Minimizing the coffee these days, y’know?)

Off to Verona!