Acting, for me, is about sitting with full, complex, authentic human beings whose experiences tap into a core reality of the viewer. As an actor, I place myself in concert with body, voice, text, material, and space. A successful performance stitches together each component and brings the audience a little closer to appreciating their own life-ness.

From whimsey to poignancy, the playing space - mainstage, backyard, basement - offers an opportunity to interrogate the human condition, deep-dive into relationships, and open dialogue from the mind, heart, and neuron between artists and audiences.

(pictured: the k of d, photo by allan crain)

ACTOR

The K of D (Blue Rose Stage)

The K of D (Blue Rose Stage)

Stairs to the Roof (Sudden View)

Stairs to the Roof (Sudden View)

Sight Unseen (New Jewish Theatre)

Sight Unseen (New Jewish Theatre)

Bad Jews (New Jewish Theatre)

Bad Jews (New Jewish Theatre)

Mistakes Were Made (Midnight Co)

Mistakes Were Made (Midnight Co)

Aerwacol (Upstream Theatre)

Aerwacol (Upstream Theatre)

Kindertransport (New Jewish)

Kindertransport (New Jewish)

EYES I DARE NOT SLEEP IN DREAMS

EYES I DARE NOT SLEEP IN DREAMS

Last Train to Nibroc (Cityline)

Last Train to Nibroc (Cityline)

Tomato Plant Girl (Metro Theatre Co)

Tomato Plant Girl (Metro Theatre Co)

Huckleberry Hostel (OnSite Theatre)

Huckleberry Hostel (OnSite Theatre)

The Caucasian Chalk Circle(Hydeware)

The Caucasian Chalk Circle(Hydeware)

highlights

Bad Jews (New Jewish Theatre)

Joshua Harman’s biting dramady Bad Jews was a master class in building empathetic relationships with a complex character. Often billed as the play’s villain and cited as one of the stage’s most irritating characters, my challenge with director Sydnie Grosberg Ronga was to find an empathetic through line to which the audience might cling, to fully honor the story’s themes of cultural identity, religious identity, and acerbic personality. photo: new jewish theatre