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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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A Lush Spring

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I had a ball at Humana Festival!  So many extraordinary artists flock there it was an honor and pleasure to be a part of it.  I loved spending time with both old and new friends while exploring so many incredible new American plays.

A few weeks ago I received the Charles Bowden Award from New Dramatists at their annual Spring Luncheon.  The entire Broadway community came out to honor Audra McDonald so it was a fairly lush affair full of surreal moments.  I was so touched to be there and am grateful to New Dramatists for acknowledging my dedication to play development.

And finally, if you’re in New York I’m performing in Julia Jarcho’s fierce sexy new play Every Angel Is Brutal. We’re kicking off Clubbed Thumb’s SummerWorks at The Wild Project and are in previews until the 30th. Closing is next Monday the sixth so it’s a super limited engagement and we WILL sell out so get tickets sooner rather than later.  It’s basically an action movie onstage so yeah you want to be there!  More info below.

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Summer in the Theater!

I kicked off the summer by reuniting with YJLTC at the LIFT Festival in London.  There were performances happening all over the city, but we were fortunate enough to perform at the Barbican.  It’s been two years since we’ve done the show and seven since we made it.  It was gratifying and illuminating to return to the material as older different (and hopefully) better actors.  After my jet lag subsided I took off for the Summer Workshop at The Huntington Theater in Boston.  I was cast in two new plays: Murmur Rock by MJ Kaufman directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh and The Bluebeard Project cowritten by Masha Obolensky and Melia Bensussen and directed by Melia Bensussen.  We had two weeks to really pull the material apart so by the time we had our final public showings there were several impressive discernible changes.  It takes a village to raise a play!  And I’m very proud to say I was a small part of bringing these two into being.

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