October 30th, 2017 | NYC
I recently set up a writing portfolio on the super-convenient freelancers' platform Clippings.me, and I'll be adding lots of clips new and old over the coming weeks. I love the idea of finally having all my work in one place! Well, not all of it. That would be painful for everyone involved. But some of the good stuff, at least. Check it out.
P.S. The article to the right, from the Czech edition of InStyle magazine, features a custom portrait of me by the delightful Japanese artist Kanako Kuno as I sweat away my sorrows in a slightly grody 16th-century Turkish bath. All of these things are true.
August 21, 2017 | Bratislava
I published my first travel article in a very long while today. It's an only mildly critical ode to my parents' home city, Bratislava, and features fruit-stuffed dumplings and a very blue church. Sending a big Slovak dakujem to Tallie Gabriel, who let me take over her travel blog for a day. Here's a lil' snippet:
So you’re in Central Europe for a limited time only and you want to hit the hottest of the Austro-Hungarian hot spots. These are, inarguably, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. (If you want to be really cool, you’ll throw Ceský Krumlov into the mix, too.) Guess which capital city hasn’t reached the top of the tourist charts? I’ll tell you, since you’ve probably never heard of it: Bratislava, the forlorn little Slovak town that – at just 35 miles away – is the schlumpy suburb to big, beautiful Vienna.
But wait! People DO visit Bratislava! Most of them are just taking an involuntary pit stop on the Danube river cruise between Vienna and Budapest, but still – I’ve occasionally even caught them enjoying themselves...
Read the rest at Tallie Somewhere Else!
May 7, 2017 | NYC
I'm crazy honored to be one of the first actors to get a crack at this gorgeous new play by Corbin Went, in an invite-only staged reading presented by The Renovationists.
Directed by Emma Rosa Went
Set in the post-Civil War rural South, Old Names for Wildflowers is a brand-new, full-length play by Corbin Went about witchcraft, queer family-making, and survival on the edge of the woods that "ring with the devil's whistle."
Please contact me if you'd like to join us for this one-night event.
April 1, 2017 | NYC
Two of my haiku have just been published in New York City Haiku, a new hardcover book from The New York Times and Universe/Rizzoli. Look for them next time you're at the bookstore!
One hundred fifty
haiku on New York City
in just three lines each.
New York City Haiku collects 150 of the best haiku inspired by the Big Apple. These succinct three-line poems express not only the personal experiences of every New Yorker (or New Yorker at heart), but also the universal truths about living and loving everything that New York has to offer as well.
Written by poets of all ages and from across the country, this affordable and giftable collection creates an honest and often hilarious volume chronicling what New York is all about. A must-have for anyone who aspires to “make it there,” New York City Haiku is a thoughtful and fun testament to the city and its people.
March 3 — 10, 2017 | Prague
I take a quick trip to Prague to rehearse and perform in the world premiere of Deaf Empire by Stephan Delbos, an English-language play about the life of the great Czech composer Bedrich Smetana, set against the background of the Czech nationalist movement.
I appear as Smetana's first wife, Katerina, opposite the formidable U.K. actor Gregory Gudgeon.
Directed by Amy Huck
Produced by Prague Shakespeare Company
"In director Amy Huck’s light-hearted yet compelling production, Deaf Empire recreates both the period and Smetana’s winding, uncertain path to national significance with fidelity and humour." — Opus Osm
December 31, 2016 — January 15, 2017 | Houston, TX
I'm on tour with Prague Shakespeare Company at Main Street Theater in Houston, TX with our hit WWII radio play production of Much Ado About Nothing.
"The combined PSC and Main Street troupes play [Shakespeare's] shaded comedy with tremendous style... Deft and wondrously theatrical." — Houston Press
"Don’t miss this WWII adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing... Presented by the PSC as part of their continuing partnership with Main Street Theater, it was refreshing to see such an original rendering of a familiar play...This is a strong, international cast, and I marveled at the credentials of the players." — Houstonia Magazine
Awards & Accolades for Sense & Sensibility
2016 Off-Broadway Alliance Award: Best Unique Theatrical Experience
2016 Drama League Award Nomination: Best Revival of a Play
2016 Lucille Lortel Award Noms: Best Director / Best Choreographer
New York Times, Time Out Critic's Pick
Forbes Top Theater of 2016
NY Post Best Theater of 2016
amNY Best Shows of 2016
New York Magazine: 28 Reasons Why New York Theater is Thriving
January 24 — November 20, 2016 | NYC
I appear in 265+ performances of Bedlam's off-Broadway hit Sense & Sensibility.
Adapted by Kate Hamill. Directed by Eric Tucker.
"Irresistible theater." — Ben Brantley, The New York Times (Critic's Pick)
“Bedlam Theatre, an off-Broadway powerhouse, is a collective of actors of such finesse, such flexibility, such charm, such precision, as to just about redefine ensemble… The cast—actors who can become, in a flash, multiple characters, including horses—are superb." — The Philadelphia Inquirer
“The more we see the Bedlam players, the more we wonder that they haven’t yet been snapped up for better-paying jobs uptown." — The Huffington Post