My love of theatre began when I was a small child seeing Dinosaur Days at the Valley Forge Music Fair (which sadly closed in 1996). I was too shy to talk to my teachers in preschool, but I loved pretending to be dinosaurs under tables with my friends. Although I had no idea at the time, seeing Greg Wood play Hamlet at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in the summer of my twelfth year would change the course of my life.
Firsts, Favorites, and Fun Facts
First theatrical credit: Chorus, Anything Goes, Central Bucks East High School – March 1997
First Shakespeare credit: Olivia’s Friend, Twelfth Night, summer theatre camp directed by the aforementioned Greg Wood – 1997
First speaking role in a Shakespeare play: Phebe, As You Like It, Town & Country Players – August 2002
First professional theatrical credit: Emily Webb, Our Town, First State Children’s Theatre – April 2005
First professional Shakespeare credit: Boy/Katherine, Henry V, Harrisburg Shakespeare Company – June 2005
First directing credit: Richard III, Adirondack Shakespeare Company – January 2010
Favorite role: Hamlet, Hamlet, Adirondack Shakespeare Company – October 2017
Favorite directing credit: Cross-cast Macbeth, Adirondack Shakespeare Company – Spring 2017
Role I’ve played most often: Portia, The Merchant of Venice (three times)
Role I’d love to play again: Cassius, Julius Caesar
Role I’ve never played but want to: Either of the Macbeths
In August 2022, Adirondack Shakespeare Company returns to the beautiful grounds of The Sembrich opera museum along the shores of Lake George. We are curating an immersive performance specially for The Sembrich’s landscapes and waterscapes, to be performed progressively in four different locales on the property with seating prearranged in each location. “Merry Wars” follows the travails and antics of a broad range of the Bard’s characters through a series of skirmishes featuring scenes from Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, and King Lear.
Limited ticket availability–sure to be a sell-out! A follow-up to last season’s “Under the Greenwood Tree” which won raves from those lucky enough to have experienced it. Visit thesembrich.org for details and reservations.