“Performance” seems to be the best term for “most everything else I do.” While my music + speaking engagements may also fall into a performance category, there’s a little more to it than that, both past and present…
Being on stage as an actor is what I grew up doing the most. So I went to college for it. (Boston University College of Fine Arts + London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.) We learned how to breathe properly and become feeling adults. It was a grand time. My first television job was on a soap opera, where I gave birth inside a cabin in the middle of the woods. (Yes, there was a candlelight musical montage.) I've had the good fortune of working on stages across the U.S. and on some mostly fun TV/Film projects since. In 2012, I put my “professional auditioning actor” life on pause to focus on making music + writing my decluttering book. Now I dabble.
In 2018, I began writing + performing spoken word pieces—based on themes of identity and where I fit in as a biracial bi/pan/queer “half”-Jewish woman in the world. Looking to create shareable versions of this work—and drawing on a background in dance to explore movement-based pieces as well.
What excites me about performance (in any form) these days is finding and sharing what’s weird, what’s tender, what’s funny, what’s true. If I could spend all my free time at underground artist residencies across the globe, learning from strangers, making oddball art, telling the truth, and cooking hot meals, I really would.
For a handful of years, I played steady music shows around Los Angeles (and New York City). I’ve found I enjoy being in the recording studio most, but I still play the occasional live show.
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[Photograph by Rebecca Sanabria.]