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Summer Feels…

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This summer I played Valeria at the Delacorte in Coriolanus.  With a cast of 32 it was the largest production I’ve ever been a part of.  It was an incredible experience to work with so many talented people under the deft direction of Daniel Sullivan.  His take on one of Shakespeare’s lesser known tragedies was raw and devastating and I feel so lucky to have been a part of making it come to life in such an iconic venue. Read our stellar review in the NYT here.

On one of my Mondays off from the Park I was able to shoot an episode of Succession. Shooting for television is generally pretty mapped out and you’re lucky if you get an extra take “to play,” but all bets were off on this set!  This team knows and trusts each other and obviously love making the show–which makes for a real synergy on set.  Briefly being a part of that was a totally fun and freeing experience.  We tried a few different things in my little scene with Sarah Snook, so I’ll be very exited to see which take they went with…

I’m currently working on the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ adaptation of The Bacchae titled Girls at Yale Rep.  I’ve been a fan of Branden’s writing for a while now so it’s a treat to finally get to work with him. I’m also so happy to be reuniting with director Lileana Blain-Cruz, choreographer Raja Feather Kelly, costume designer Montana Levi Blanco and wig designer Cookie Jordan.  The last time we all worked together it was on Susan Lori Parks’ The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World so I am entirely excited to be collaborating with them again.  Rehearsals have been explorative and difficult and so joyful.  We are making something that promises to be strange and beautiful. Catch us at Yale Repertory Theatre October 4th-26th.  Tickets here!

 

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