Launching into more long-form improvisation at Impro Studio! Season 3 of The Improvised Generation is underway, and better than ever. Follow the continuing journey of the crew aboard the U.S.S. McGinley for full episodes in the style of Star Trek: The Next Generation... and it's all completely improvised.
Ripley, my team of female, kick-ass, artful improvisers, is back with more Young Adult Dystopia. We need this kind of storytelling more than ever. We performed at the Hollywood Improv Festival, and will be traveling to Austin, TX for the Improvised Play Festival in late February. We're also back at Impro Studio most Friday nights at 10:30 PM.
For tickets at info on both of these shows, click here.
Plus animation work that I can't wait to share (but have to because of NDAs), and on-camera commercials that I can't wait to share (but have to because they're not out yet).
2016 has been quite the year, with many ups and downs. I remain grateful that I get to help create imaginary worlds and scenarios, and offer an escape to others from the day to day; a new perspective. Acting is all about empathy, about walking a mile in another's shoes so we can, as acurately as possible, portray all kinds of different people, tell all kinds of different stories. My wish for you for 2017 is that we find and create more empathy, more love, and that we are more gentle with each other as we move through our lives.
Thanks for stopping by my website. Here's to peace and love in 2017!
"Game of Falls" every Friday June & July
Jun 9 2016
It's a dream come true--at the Impro Studio right now we're performing a weekly soap opera in the style of "Game of Thrones" called "Game of Falls." I play a girl disguised as a boy, studying to become a Maester while trying to ingratiate himself into the royal household. We'll also be posting each week's episode on our YouTube channel. Here's episode one, "A Duck in a Tavern."
"Girl Flu" at the LA Film Festival
Jun 9 2016
Very proud to see the beautiful film "Girl Flu" at the LA Film Festival. My amazing friend Dorie Barton directed, and the end result was an intimate and endearing coming-of-age story told from a refreshing perspective. I have a small role about mid-way through the film. Can't wait to see where "Girl Flu" goes next.
Long time, new updates!
Apr 4 2016
Catching up on events from the last few months:
In December I performed with the incredible Impro Theatre Company in their production of Jane Austen Unscripted at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. We had a wonderful run, each show improvising a full length play in the style of Jane Austen.
Our second "season" of The Improvised Generationstarted in March. Sold out houses every performance at Impro Studio. How I adore being part of the our starfleet crew! We run through the end of April, and get your tickets in advance if you plan to attend. You can also watch past performances on our YouTube channel.
Coming up at Impro Studio: In May I'll be in You Can't Have it Scripted. My performance Lab at Impro has been workshopping this new genre, based on the works of Kaufman and Hart; the last Saturday of each month Fraudway LA presents Music in the Key of Murder, a "hard-boiled" noir style improv musical. See past shows and clips on our YouTube channel; and in June we begin an improvised soap opera in the style of Game of Thrones.
On March 26th I had the huge pleasure of being part of the Cartoon Voices panel at WonderCon. Moderated by Mark Evanier, and featuring Candi Milo, Townsend Coleman, David Sobolov, Maurice LeMarche, and yours truly. It was thrilling to be on a panel with people whose work I deeply admire, and whose talent and professionalism I strive to emulate. Plus we had a heck of a good time riffing together and performing an abridged version of Wizard of Oz.
Upcoming Improv Performances
Aug 17 2015
Got a whole lotta improv going on! Here are the dates and shows you can see me througout the fall. I'll try to keep this list updated if anything changes.
Star Trek: The Improvised GenerationNew ship, new crew, same generation. 8 totally new episodes of TNG goodness. I'm playing Lt. Commander Allaria Veena, Chief of Operations and 3rd in command aboard the USS McGinley. Full Betazoid, briefly Borg. Show dates: 9/4, 9/5, 9/11, 9/12, 9/18, 9/19 (I won't be in this one), 9/25, 9/26, 8 PM.
Impro Lab presents Film Noir Improvised"The cheaper the crook, the guadier the patter." Show dates I'm in: 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 10/31, 11/01, 11/06, 11/7, 11/8, 11/13, 11/14, 11/15, 11/20, 11/21, various times. More info later in the fall.
Aug 17 2015
The second "Batman Unlimited" movie, "Monster Mayhem," comes out on 8/18/15. In it I reprise my role as Gladys Windsmere, a high society friend of Bruce Wayne's. Check it out and buy it here!
Feb 10 2015
Come see me in "Camenot" a completely improvised medieval musical. Show dates for the year below. More info on our facebook page!
DATES for 2015: Feb 21st March 14th April 11th May 9th June 13th July 18th August 15th September 19th October 10th November 14th
"Bones" and "CSI"
Dec 18 2014
This fall I appeared on two prime time dramas: Bones and CSI! Actually, CSI is airing this Sunday, December 21st at 10 PM on CBS if you want to tune in. I had a great time on both sets... but if you want to know "who-done-it" you'll have to watch them for youselves!
The Bones episode I appeared in is called The Corpse at the Convention, and I play a nerdy forensics convention attendee. The CSI episode is called Angle of Attack and I play a harried secretary to a powerful businesswoman.