I have a lot coming up and since contracts are getting signed making things offical enough to let you know!
Before we get into my next projects, let me tell you a little about where I've been:
--I just finished up a tour of STONE SOUP for AAC Children's Theatre. In this imaginative retelling of the classic tale, I played Nona, an old woman who tells the entire story of Stone Soup, while two mimes act it out with her. We had a great time using movment, handmade sound effects and even sign language to explore all the ways you can tell a story. It was a surprise hit both in the public studio shows and the 32 schools it toured to. So much so, that it will be back on the AAC mainstage next season! I'll be reprising my role as well (more on that later!)
--Prior to STONE SOUP, I finished my third tour in a row playing Olivia in Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and a national tour of A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Nebraska Theatre Caravan. Both shows were so much fun! Despite what it can take out of you physically, I LOVE TOURING! Its almost to the point that I feel most at home on the road! ha! I've clearly forgotten what its like to live in one place.
Here's whats UP NEXT:
-- I'll spend my summer with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, teaching and directing with The Groundlings Company while also performing in LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST and TAMING OF THE SHREW! It's definitely going to be BUSY!
--Then, in July, I'll travel back to New York to perform with one of my favorite companies ever, SHAKE ON THE LAKE! We're doing an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set in the late 50's, early 60's beatnik generation. I'll also be teaching with the various outreach portions of the festival and I'm told there may be a public performance of another show that will happen as well... more about that later :)
After my summer finishes up, i'll be heading back to Arkansas to work with AAC Children's Theatre for an entire season as a new company member!
I think this year is going insanely fun and I'll keep you updated as we go!