“The person who creates from the noise simply adds to the noise. The person who creates from a place of listening, however, can actually make something worthwhile and enjoy the work in the process.”
I am a freelance actor, director, and playwright in the Twin Cities. I received my B.A. in Theatre from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. Favorite on stage credits include Celia in Shakespeare's As You Like It; Beatrice in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing; Evalyn Morand in Lettres et Café; my two seasons with Theatre on Purpose, a group that writes and tours shows written on social justice issues; and holding principle roles in 39 Steps; Is He Dead?; and Wave. On screen credits include work for Regions Hospital, Evergreen Pictures, Travel Channel, Ford Motor Co., and several short films.
I wrote and directed On the Border of Freedom for the 2015 Bathrobes Christmas Festival. I was commissioned to write Lettres et Café for Concordia Omaha, and by Bad Mime Productions for the 2017 Fringe Festival to warm reviews (minnesotaplaylist.com, It Feels Closer Every Day, by Courney Stirn; twincitiesgeek.com 10 Shows to See at Minnesota Fringe 2017). Lettres et Café landed a spot on the top 15 highest grossing shows of the festival. This past August I put on Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare in my backyard with Bad Mime Productions and a solid group of professional and pre-professional artists who graciously accepted coffee and friendship for payment. Also throughout this past year I wrote Runaway Christmas for Westside Church Christmas Pageants in Omaha Nebraska, and moved there for two months to direct it. Other parts of my life include being a part of the Thread's Artists Night board, hanging out in the wilderness, and drinking well deserved hot cups of coffee.