COMEDIENNE. ACTRESS. FEMALE WRITER. (WOW, LET'S TALK ABOUT GENDER BUT NOT NOW.)
Guess what. My first ever original character was named Edward Lookaround, his whole deal was he looked around a lot, and he perplexed my 6th grade class! I've been making equally complex comedy ever since. I write and perform original characters at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre on the Characters Welcome team. Before that, I performed sketch comedy for years on Maude Night with teams Lake Fire and Choir. I do improv comedy with my all-star indie team Miles From Pete all over New York City—or singing with the cast of Blank! The Musical! weekly as we create an improvised, 75-minute musical! You can also see me on big and small screens in viral sketches, Cannes Film Festival short film Leah's One Step Guide To Forget Emily, blockbuster hit The Conjuring, and other important things. Or maybe you saw me Off-Broadway in Theatre Row's improv-heavy, musical adaptation of Molière's Scapin? No? OK!
I received my improv and sketch comedy education at The UCB Theatre, The Annoyance, and Reckless Theatre. I also received extensive training in Commedia Dell'Arte—considered by many to be the fountainhead of improv & sketch comedy—from the Accadamia Dell'Arte in Tuscany. I have a BA in Drama from Davidson College, where reading Death of a Salesman too many times is largely to thank for my tendency to play ineffective businessmen as often as possible in my comedy.