As a Stage Manager, I strive to find the balance between order and chaos. Theatre is such an organic and amazing art form and I firmly believe that a great Stage Manager knows how to step in with logic and safety and when to step back and let creativity flow. I find myself so lucky to have consistently worked since I moved to New York from Los Angeles in 2014 and I've met so many amazing artists and worked on some truly groundbreaking projects. I don't know what I would be doing with my life without theatre in it, but I can assuredly say that it would not be nearly as fun.
I never felt comfortable or at home in Los Angeles. I grew up in the LA area and went to the University of Southern California, so I lived near downtown LA for about six years. But I always knew I wanted to move to New York. I had visited once in 2010 with a friend of mine and instantly felt the flow. It felt like home. I spent the next four years figuring out my life and finding out how to move across the country. In 2014, two weeks after receiving my degree, I had an apartment with roommates, a job, and two internships lined up before I even got on the plane with my belongings and it has been a whirlwind ever since. Within that first year, I had worked on Boomerang's Shakespeare in the Park series, had my first paying professional gig, and my first New York Times review. I am always meeting new and amazing artists and quite literally can't wait to see what is next for me.