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JAN 2017: I appear in the up and coming film, After the Sun Fell, based on the play The Morning The Sun Fell Down written by Jon Caren, directed by Tony Glazer, and presented by Choice Studios Group. Shooting and editing are complete and the film will appear in upcoming festivals. I play the matriarch of a family with a secret. Watch the trailer... More info on the film and cast...

SEP 2014: I recently completed filming the short, These Things We Hold, in which I star. Written and directed by Tony Glazer and produced by Essence Productions in conjunction with Choice Films. Click for more info...

APR 2014: Late 2013 and early 2014 have been spent convalescing from foot surgery, then a shoulder fracture and a torn rotator cuff. I've politely declined the invitation to throw the first ball of the baseball season! Still in physical therapy and moving forward.

JUL 2013: You can see me in an episode of the comedic web sketch Friends of Dorothy at FunnyOrDie.com. I'm shattered by revelations that my celebrity heartthrobs are all gay! The bit, produced by Malarkey Pictures, has mostly been deemed "Funny!"

JUN 2013: I'm an Associate Producer of the upcoming two-character film, Milo and Annie featuring Harris Doran, (Junction, My Best Day, Sebastien), and Academy Award nominee, Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull). It is a story of how love gives voice back to a deeply dysfunctional person who hasn't spoken since the age of six. I'm looking forward to audience reaction as it circulates the festivals. Fingers are crossed about further distribution…

SUMMER 2013: I'm limping through the summer after some foot surgery, but I'll be back in my boots by September.

NOV 26, 2012: I was part of the first reading — for a producer — of Traci Godfrey's new play, My Soul to Fake with fellow castmembers Brian Scott and Tia Hodge. This show has strong prospects for production! Check back for more info...

AUG 2012: I wrapped shooting the independent film Coach of the Year on August 29. In this Match Productions film directed by David Stott, I play the cameo role of a stand-up comedienne.

JUN 2012: I performed in the 2012 New York Avant Garde Festival one-act play, The Girlfriend Experience written by Mark Troy, on June 14 and 16 at the Hudson Guild Theatre: A nutty comedy about what happens when your mother chooses your girlfriends. The piece had already won recent playwriting awards in Palm Springs, CA and Boulder, CO.

MAR 2012: I just wrapped production on a short film, Anguish, produced by Smith Hage Productions.

NOV 2011: Reading Under the Influence was selected to be part of the Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books, and Culture of The Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, NJ. We performed on Saturday, November 19. The show included three new cast members and a fresh approach to the material.

JUNE 2011: Alas, the very pleasurable, extended run of Tony Glazer's comic play, Reading Under the Influence, has finally closed. What a joyous romp! Thanks to all who came to the show! Read some of the praise of the show (and of my work)...

MAY 2011: EXTENDED! Reading Under the Influence was extended through May 29! Here's what the press was saying:

"If ever there was a book club to join, this is the one! Fast-moving jokes and high-jinks!" -Theatremania

"Entertaining as hell!" -New York Press

"Amusing, up-to-the-minute one-liners! -New York Post

"Round up some girlfriends and go enjoy yourselves!" -Reviews Off Broadway

"It's 'Mean Girls' meets 'Golden Girls!" -Women Around Town

4/2011: It's Showtime! I will be appearing in Tony Glazer's comedy, Reading Under the Influence, from April 6 through May 15 at the DR2 Theatre, 103 East 15th Street, Union Square, NYC. Click for more info and tickets. Come and laugh as "The Real Housewives" meet "Oprah!"

3/2011: I am rehearsing Reading Under the Influence, a comedy written by Tony Glazer, winner of the 2010 Williamstown Weissberger Award. Directed by Tony-winner Wendy C. Goldberg and featuring Tony nominee Barbara Walsh, it will be performed at DR2 in Union Square during April and May.

11/2010: I've been cast in the Columbia student film Sunday Dinner which will be shooting over the week of Thanksgiving 2010. Over the following week, I begin shooting the independent full-length film Junction starring Tony winner Anthony Rapp.

5/2010: I am taking an on-camera performance class with John Patrick Swain, and I'm preparing a voiceover demo. I continue to audition and am busily meeting casting directors.

2/2010: A Sundance film crew came to my home to film my private yoga lesson with Rosebud Baker who will be featured in a documentary series titled, "Girls who like Boys who like Boys" -- her best friend is gay. The real star, however, was my cat, Celeste who insisted on playing with us while we were contorted in yoga positions! It will be shown on the Sundance channel on August 1st.

12/2009: In early December I shot American Home, an independent film directed by Michele Chivas; and I also shot Destination Dreamland, a Brooklyn College graduate student film directed by Yana Sabevo who worked on a recent Emmy winning film -- not sure which one...

10/09: I lent my voice to a Halloween staged reading of poems and short stories by Edgar Allan Poe at the Princeton Public Library on Thursday, October 29th. The reading was presented by the Princeton Theatre Experiment, directed by Todd Reichart.

3/09: I have a featured role in the full length feature film The Golden Pomegranate , shot in Israel, directed by Dan Turgeman, and produced by Gershom Productions. The film stars Timna Braur and Achinoan "Noa" Nina. I play a well-intentioned villain. Outtakes from the film will be shown at Cannes this year as filming continues through the summer.

8/08: I played the vain grandmother in Tony Glazer's new play Stain, directed by Scott C. Embler and presented at The Kirk on Theatre Row from July 11 through August 23, 2008. Read the reviews of my perfomance... Stain is an edgy, dark comedy that centers on the quickly-crumbling life of 15-year-old Thomas and the complicated relationships he has with his family, best friend, and his much-older girlfriend, Carmen. Thomas is confronted with a choice that will either save him or mark him forever. For more info, visit staintheplay.com.

5/9/08: I played Dorina Majorana in a reading of A Day in March by Roberto Bentivegna, part of the Columbia University Festival Screenplay Readings. Bentivegna won the 2007 Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award and the 2008 Columbia Faculty Selects award for this screenplay.

4/08: I performed in Mrs. McAllister's Plot, part of the yearly Playwright's Turnip Festival in association with the American Globe Theatre.

3/08: I just finished playing the lead of Iris, a Columbia Film Director's Project.

3/07: Thanks to all who came to see me play Alexandra del Largo in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth at the Gloria Maddox Theatre of the T. Schreiber Studio.
I received some wonderful reviews!

9/07: Worked on a NYFA student film, Wild Rice Without a Rat.

4/07: Finished filming an Adelphi University graduate film project directed by Teodora Zareva, titled, Narcissus, in which I play Adrianne.

11/06: Workshopped Tony Glazer's new play, In Living Daylight for Broadway and Off-Broadway producers. An Off-Broadway producer was interested in... me!

10/06: Finished shooting the lead role in Malleable a NYFA thesis film with Dannis Roberts, dir.

9/06: This website is launched. Welcome!



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