This fall has been filled with the opportunity of participating in several projects and performances with three different companies in Pittsburgh.
Henry V, with the Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park, closed at the end of September. The cast was wonderful to work with and performing outdoors brought so many great stories and diverse groups of audience members that made each performance unique.
With the ending of Henry V I had the unexpected last minute opportunity of getting a small part in Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre's production of Romeo and Juliet. It's been eleven years since I've been in Romeo and Juliet (first semester of graduate school) and the words and the beauty of the language still impact me. I'm thankful for the chance to revisit it again in production and be in the midst of something familiar that brings back so many memories of my first production of Romeo and Juliet in 2006. Coming back to the piece reminds me of how much I've grown and how much there is still yet to learn.
I'm also in rehearsal for a new piece called Cityscape that is being created by Jumping Jack Theater, a new company that started in Pittsburgh with the goal of creating original works for audiences that would benefit from sensory and autism-friendly strategies. I'm learning so much through the piece and the work that the company is doing to create and reach their audiences. Once the piece is up and running it will be touring in schools and can be booked here: https://www.jumpingjacktheater.org/touring