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Happenings…

After closing American Son on Broadway, we packed everything up and took it to Brooklyn to shoot for Netflix.  Watching our show be tailored to fit a new medium was equally informative and fascinating.  I was chest deep in a robust pilot season at the time so it felt especially fortunate to be able to work with such an incredible team in the mornings and then go straight to read for the networks in the afternoons.

Also: Screening Alert! I’m one of the leads in a short titled Remedial Love that just made it into the Manhattan Film Festival!  It’s world premiere will be here in NYC at Cinema Village on Friday April 26th at 9pm.  Watch a clip here and get tickets here.

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2019!

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My contract with American Son is ending just as pilot season is beginning to take off.  It’s been a thrilling ride on my first Broadway show (to say the least). While I never went on for Kerry, I learned an immense amount from her and this experience. I’m so grateful for all the Black Girl Magic (see above!) and to be able to take everything I’ve learned into the next chapter of my journey.  What’s more, Netflix has decided to adapt American Son!  It feels good to have played a small role in such a culture shifting story and am excited that more people will get to experience its heart and weight.

In other good news, After The Wedding is set to premiere in the Opening Night Film slot at Sundance this week!  I had a wonderful time working on the film and can’t wait to see how it’s received.  I’m also more than eager to find out if my scene with the stunning and gracious Michelle Williams made the final edit!

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Baby’s First Broadway!

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This fall I have the distinct pleasure of understudying Kerry Washington in American Son on Broadway!  Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee round out an impressive cast that’s helmed by Kenny Leon’s deft hand.  I have no idea if or when I might go on for Kerry but I can say that I’m honored to be her lady-in-waiting (of sorts).  Watching her work every day has been a profoundly unique and fortunate learning experience.  You have until January 27th to see Kerry (or myself!) and the rest of this incredible company chew up the stage in this provocative and timely play!  Do. Not. Miss. This.

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Up Next…

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I’m spending the first part of June filming Bart Freundlich‘s After The Wedding with Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore.  The set has been extremely friendly, professional and comfortable.  I feel so lucky to be having so much fun while working alongside such a talented team.  And I’m shooting during my birthday so it’s a perfect time to hit a milestone.  The path forward feels clearer than ever!

During the latter part of June I’m spending some time at the Dorset Theatre Festival working on Kate Cortesi’s Is Edward Snowden Single? with Pirronne Yousefzadeh.  I’ve been developing this two-hander with Kate for a while and so I’m excited to take some time away to really dig into the fabric of this smart and devastating play.

In July I’m headed to the Cape Cod Theatre Project to work with Laura Jacqmin on End Of Message.  I’m so excited to work with her again!  For me, a lot of her work is about the complexity of being a woman in the workplace and/or in a relationship.  She’s also just really great at character and dialogue, so every time I work on one of her plays I get to work with incredible actors who are totally game to chew up her language and ideas.

After that I’ll go to New York Stage And Film to work on a new musical created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips and Annie Tippe titled Cowboy Bob.  I don’t know any of the creative team for this fun new piece, but we’ve got lots of familiars in common so I’m excited to take this journey with them.  More soon!

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