We look to the past to shape our future. Who are you? Where are you going from here?

A combination of dirty Southern roots, Mormon upbringing, and Queer Revolution, I am a true work of art. I love telling stories and being a part of Theatre more than anything else. I am an eager collaborator and artist of many mediums. I am on a personal journey of learning to be more magnetic and pursuing the things that bring me joy. I have my MFA from Florida State University/ Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. My plan is to move to the city as soon as it feels right; to pursue this incredible art form. Until then, I am so grateful and thrilled to be sharing the space with so many other wonderful artists here at Monmouth.

What most excites you about being a part of TAM’s (R)evolutionary Redux Season?

Theatre at Monmouth has such heart in its work and the stories it tells and the artists it works with. I love being in the rehearsal rooms and on the stage here because the collaboration is charged and powerful.

We’re all about making old things new and new things classic. Why are you drawn to Classic Theatre? How do you shake it up?

I believe that words can truly be used as weapons and carry such power. Classic Theatre gives strength and weight and poise to words; allowing for complicated ideas and visceral imagery simply through text alone. That is stimulating and intriguing to me, and when it’s done well it can pierce hearts and change perspectives.

From what sources do you draw your inspiration?

I was raised on and indulgently observed old MGM musicals as a child. I love/loved Golden Age shows in that way. The cleanliness of the performance and execution gave me life. These days, the inspirations of older days still remain, but give it a good Queer twist or neo-classical lens. I’m always changing, absorbing, and drawing inspiration; it’s everything and everywhere.

You can have dinner with any three influential people. Who are your dream guests, why them, and what is the topic of conversation?

Joan Jett: total badass and pioneer of women in Rock n’ Roll.
Meryl Streep: Revered actress artist of portraying complicated characters.
Bob Marley: Pioneer of Peace and Love.

The conversation wouldn’t need to be dictated, but would flow to whatever want as we pass the peace pipe and let love in.

What recent revolutionary acts are you most proud of?

Black Lives Matter Movement, Protecting Trans Rights, Protecting Asian American people, Recognition of stolen land from Native American tribes.

What’s your super power?

My androgyny. Rebel Rebel.