It was an afternoon in March when I received an email from a casting director of The Public Theater with a subject line that read: "Offer for the role of Jane/Le-le-wa'you".
That's an actor's dream come true (or mine, anyways) -- to A) just get offered a role without having to audition for it and B) that it was for a place like The Public Theater. At this point in my career, even though I've only been working in New York for a few years, I'm already getting to the point where a good chunk of my theatre roles have been right out offered to me and I haven't had to audition for them. The Public Theater is also on my "bucket list" of theatres to work at so that was huge for me. It's the most prestigious Off Broadway theatre in New York and to get cast in a production at the Public was a huge accomplishment especially this early in my career.
I did an interview with Yvonne Dennis of Native Hoop Magazine. She told me the owner James Morales is a big fan of mine and has wanted to have me in the magazine for a long time so Yvonne came to a performance 'Miss Lead' and we chatted after. I am honoured to be part of this magazine! You can read the full interview here on pages 2, 6 & 7.