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What's Up?

Prior to the pandemic, I workshopped Aaron Davidson's new musical, Watercolors, and started performing with The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, Trap Door Theatre, and Akvavit Theatre. Throughout the pandemic, I continued studying virtually with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and Acting Studio Chicago, and performed in a virtual production with Pegasus


Returning to theater in 2020, I launched the inaugural train tour of The Connecting Routes Project, striving to connect American communities through shared storytelling.  I next worked at Maples Repertory Theatreplaying Rooster in Annie and Benjamin in David Lindsay-Abaire's Ripcord. Returning to Chicago, I understudied (and went on!) for The Secret Council at First Folio


I joined Disney's Winnie the Pooh at Chicago's Mercury Theatre in March 2022, rotating the roles of Tigger and Eeyore, and then made my OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT with the show at Theatre Row!

What's Next?


I'm thrilled to return to the Hundred Acre Wood puppeteering in the FIRST NATIONAL TOUR of Disney's Winnie the Pooh! We're currently in Los Angeles, playing the Center Theatre Group for 6 weeks, check out our rave review from ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. We tour through February 26, 2023.

I am so excited to share that I've been accepted into the National Puppetry Conference at the O'Neill Theatre Center, and will be studying Shadow Puppetry this summer in Connecticut!

"Disney's Winnie the Pooh," Chicago Company 2022
"Go, Dog. Go!" Nashville Children's Theatre
Easy Street, "Annie," Maples Repertory Theatre
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