PERFORMANCE

 

Left to Right:  How to Get Away with Murder (ABC), New Girl (Fox), New Girl (Fox)

I love performing and creating!

I spent a decade as a performance poet in London and New York, performing at all sorts of venues.
I have lots of cherished memorabilia and memories from those years. 
It's wonderful to craft what you want to say and share it with an audience.

Hear my Poetry in Performance here - at NYC's St. Mark's Poetry Project New Year's Day Marathon 2006

I've jumped onstage at a few open mics lately, but the last scheduled readings I did were for books I contributed to:

Long Beach, CA (2015): A fun Cadence Collective reading for the poetry anthology Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends.
Vancouver, Canada (2011): A great night of readings from Walk Myself Home: An Anthology to End Violence Against Women.

Adventures in Hollywood

These days, I occasionally do background acting for tv and movies.  It's fun to dress up, work at well-known studios,
and -- to quote Central Casting -- "Be a part of Hollywood history!"

2017: Did background for Jean's Running on Empty music video - I see the back of my head and my friend Mandi's face! 
This happens a lot when you're an extra, even when your friends are in charge : )

2014: Played the Bird Woman in Neda Lahidji's beautiful Mary Poppins Tribute

2014:  Performed in Laguna Beach's Pageant of the Masters

2012-2013: Can be spotted in Change (filmed in Hollywood) & in Heard it on the Radio (filmed in Huntington Beach)

I've filmed at Fox Studios, Prospect Studios/ABC TV, Sony Studios, Sunset Gower Studios, Warner Bros. Studios
and on location throughout L.A.  I've worked on four films -- Divergent, 400 Days, Straight Outta Compton and Ted2.
I show up in the first 15 minutes of 400 Days playing a journalist at an outdoor press conference.  I love that!

TV shows:

ABC: An American Education, Gray's Anatomy (2 episodes), How to Get Away with Murder (2 episodes), Scandal, The Middle.
NBC: Parenthood. Fox: New Girl. Food Channel: Mystery Diners. I've also worked as a paid studio audience member.

I've worked on film school projects (Chapman University, UCLA), on a fascinating short film and on music videos.
The best is working with friends, when we can get booked, travel and be in scenes together.  That's the most fun!


Pageant of the Masters - Cast Members
Candor Faction, Divergent
Feed the Birds: Mary Poppins Tribute