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Production Assistant at the National Stage Combat Workshop

July 13 - August 7, 2023

Heading back to the NSCW for the first time since 2017, this time as a Production Assistant rather than a student! Looking forward to nearly a month of fights and play and camaraderie and muscle soreness. LET'S DO THIS.

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Full Armory: Unlocked

June 2023

As of this June, I have finally finished renewing all of my 7 weapons certifications within the Society of American Fight Directors after the various lapses due to the pandemic, and have claimed my very last new weapon certification, in Quarterstaff. With 7 recommendations (including for Quarterstaff) within those 8 certifications, I'm extremely proud to be back to full Advanced Actor Combatant status within the SAFD!

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Associate Instructor at the Chaos Combat Intensive

June 12 - 24, 2023

The folks at Neutral Chaos Combat have tapped me to be one of four teachers at this year's two-week Chaos Combat Intensive with the Connecticut Theatre Exchange. Looking forward to helping a small group of dedicated folks earn their full 30 hours in two of four weapons disciplines in a mere two weeks, and getting to play with some of my dearest friends!

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I am absolutely over the moon to be working with some of my dearest friends and mentors at this year's Virginia Beach Bash in (you guessed it) Virginia Beach! Assisting classes or rehearsals is one of my absolute favorite jobs, and it will be a joy to do so with these folks.

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TA at the Virginia Beach Bash

March 25-26, 2023

By Keith Heffner.
Back in the Bodice Again

September 3-5, 17-18, 24-25
October 1-2, 15-16

The Vixens are back at the Maryland Renaissance Festival for nearly all of their season, and I'll be stepping back into Hera's blue beauty for four weekends. Come see our wonderful, witty, and frequently weird antics as we tackle Shakespeare, just the way he likes it. (If you know what I mean!)

FIGARO at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

June 10 - 18, 2022

I am DELIGHTED to be playing Suzanne in HSRT's production of FIGARO this June, as part of their 50th season! This is an actual dream role of mine, and this production should be a blast. And here's to my first AEA contract!

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I Joined Actors' Equity!

March 2022

I am officially a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association, and delighted to be exploring what fun new opportunities are coming my way already with this change!

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TA/Intern at The Tourist Trap Stage Combat Workshop

February 4-6, 2022

Just got back from being a TA and intern for the Tourist Trap 2022, and WHAT a phenomenal time! Jason Paul Tate and Rob Aronowitz ran a safe, fun, frequently silly workshop, and it was a real pleasure to dust off my fight skills some more, and make some new connections!

Weapons Renewals with Tooth & Claw Combat Arts

September - October 2021

It's been a delight assisting Casey Kaleba (SAFD Certified Teacher) again with his Single Sword class through Round House Theatre—I'd missed that element of training and teaching. Renewing my own certifications in Single Sword and Rapier & Dagger (with Recommendation!) was a nice perk, too!

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VIXENS EN GARDE on Tour Again!

August - October 2021

I had the enormous delight to tour with the Vixens En Garde again this late-Summer into Fall, back in the bodice with blade in hand. After wondering last year if the renaissance faire circuit would shutter completely due to the pandemic, it felt incredible to bring laughter and swordplay to life again!

Audio Edition

Summer 2021

The cast of the eight-play SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORIES project is spending Summer 2021 transitioning our work into the fun and fascinating medium of episodic audio plays, before Brave Spirits Theatre shutters for good. Making this change has been both challenging and delightful, and I'm having a marvelous time bringing the Earl of Warwick, and the oiliest Buckingham, to full vocal life!

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