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I graduated from Skidmore College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science (cum laude) in Theater, with additional interests in Religious Studies and Genetics. After undergrad, I became a company member at Shakespeare & Company, working as a resident actor, director, and teaching artist. Six years later, I left New England for Old England, moving to the UK to pursue my postgraduate degree in Acting. For fun, I love baking, writing, reading, running, dance cardio, board games, learning everything from ASL to C++, and crafting. I'm very passionate about exclamation marks, and thoroughly stressed out by knitting.
Most recently, and very excitingly, I've had the opportunity to work as a devisor with Meta-Phys Ed, a New York based company dedicated to creating original works which "explore the relationship between religion, spirituality, culture and politics; often drawing inspiration from sacred and classical text." We got to take six weeks exploring Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil written in 1963 by Hannah Arendt, and manifested our discoveries and investigations in a new play, "The Banality of Evil." I cannot begin to express how grateful I am for this opportunity, and how proud I am of the work we've done!
In July 2021, I completed my postgraduate program, and earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Acting. I graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University, and I did so with a distinction. After my program wound to a close, my husband and I moved to London full time for the rest of the summer (and a few subsequent months) while he finished up his own MFA work. His work took the shape of a production which began as a solo piece. As with so much of what we do and what we know, Doug quickly discovered that his piece craved more storytellers than a solo piece warranted; as his story expanded, he roped in a few of our London friends, including a new friend whom he met by way of audition, to help create and tell it. It was not long after that that we realized that this group of artists really ought to continue creating together: the rehearsal room was rarefied and electric. Out of this, LightShed Theatre Company, our latest adventure, exploded into being. Learn more about us at www.lightshedtheatrecompany.com.
I feel quite lucky to be able to say that my work as a theater artist expands beyond my acting adventures. I am so proud to share with you tales from my seasons as a director and as a teaching artist. Summer of 2019, before embarking on my MFA adventure in England, I developed and ran Shakespeare & Company's newest summer program, Riotous Youth Extended Days, where Riotous Youth participants were offered the option to spend an additional two hours a day exploring the wider theatrical world. The preceding autumn, I co-directed Hamlet at Taconic High School, as part of Shakespeare & Company's 30th annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare: my fifth year directing and teaching in the program. Most recently, I worked with Beanstalk.co as an online pre-school edutainer, shaking and making imaginary food with very real children on Zoom.
Gotta say, though: my proudest artistic accomplishment to date is my marriage to my wonderful best friend, partner, and husband, Douglas Seldin, a fellow actor, director, education artist, and more.
Have a click around! Explore my resumes, as well as a few photo galleries from productions past: then drop me a line and say hello!