news and updates.
48 Hours in "Little Women" at DTC
February 21, 2020
For 48 hours, I joined the cast of Little Women at Dallas Theater Center! It was a whirlwind to be an emergency understudy - hardly knowing the show! However, I was in such good hands with the crew and the cast was incredibly supportive. They went above in beyond to help me know where to stand, when to change costumes and what to do when. I was proud of myself for memorizing an entire new track in less than a day and going on! Thank you for the 48 hours of magic, and as we say in the biz, the show must go on!
2018-2019 Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum Awards
September 11, 2019
I was recognized for numerous "Outstanding Performance by an Actress" by the Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum.
Steel Magnolias and The Wolves, Dallas Theater Center, and The Armor Plays: Cinched & Strapped, Theatre Three
Thank you! What a great surprise.
World Premiere at Theatre Three!
June 06, 2019
The Armor Plays: Cinched & Strapped | JUNE 6 - 30, 2019 by Selina Fillinger | Directed by Leslie Swackhammer
Two one acts by another young female playwriting talent round out the 2018-19 season. Paired together, the plays explore gender and rebellion by examining the past and exploring the future. The first, Cinched, is set during a 19th century high-class, noble dinner party. Fast forward several centuries to Strapped – the second piece which introduces hardened warriors in a dystopian future. Together, Fillinger’s The Armor Plays examine the ever-evolving roles of men and women and question which will lead the way in the future.
Pastry King, a new play
April 23, 2019
"A husband and wife open a pastry shop in the North End, making the best Cannoli in Boston. But upon meeting their neighbor the Pastry King, one of the city's most established restaurateurs, odd and terrible things tart to happen. A play about balm, the strength of relationships, and the perfect ricotta recipe."
PASTRY KING, a new play
by Scott Zenreich
April 23 - May 5, 2019
6th Floor Studio Theatre, Wyly Theatre
Come see this new work! One of the selections in the Elevator Series.
WE. ARE. THE. WOLVES.
March 06, 2019
I can't believe that I get to work on The Wolves.
"Drive. Ambition. Endurance. Precision. We’re not talking about any high school
girls’ soccer team, we’re talking about a pack of female warriors, determined to win.
This elite squad of nine teenage girls meets every Saturday to stretch before their
games, and high school gossip rapidly evolves into mature meditations on the girls’
understanding of themselves and their place in the world. Breakout playwright
Sarah DeLappe writes these girls “as soccer players — not as daughters,
not as girlfriends, not as sexual objects, but as athletes.” A 2017 Pulitzer
Prize finalist, The Wolvesis a fierce and unexpected play that has been
taking the theater world by storm since the moment the girls took the field."
-Dallas Theater Center
SEE YOU ON THE TURF!!! March 6 - April 14 at DTC.
TCC - A new adventure in teaching
January 15, 2019
I am happy to announce that I have accepted an adjunct instructor job with Tarrant County College! I will be teaching theatre to students at the SE campus. Excited to dive in and show them what this wonderful art form is all about.
Christmas Spirit 2.0
November 21, 2018
It's that time of the year!! A Christmas Carol is back at DTC, and I can't wait to share the magic of this show under the direction of the amazing Tiffany Greene. Join us this holiday season!!
Made of Steel
September 28, 2018
For my first role as a Brierley Resident Company Member, I will be playing Annelle in Steel Magnolias. I am excited to bring this story to DFW with a fierce cast of powerhouses. Come celebrate friendship, love and community with us! Sept 28th - Oct 21st.
Getting Bawdy With It... Shakespeare in the Bar's "Measure for Measure"
August 06, 2018
One part great actors. One part great plays. Hold the rehearsals. Stir.
That's what Shakespeare in the Bar is all about. Come join this cast of awesome souls do "Measure for Measure." We perform Aug 6th at the Deep Ellum Art Co and Aug 13th at Wild Detectives. $7.o0 Tickets. Best price in town.
Kitchen Dog Theater - 20TH ANNUAL NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
June 17, 2018
I have been asked to do a reading of "Reykjavik" by Steve Yockey at the 20th Annual New Works Festival at Kitchen Dog Theater. It's such an amazing play filled with the search for love, danger and a little magic.
Come see what's happening in Iceland...
Information About the Festival:
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the New Works Festival, we are offering an expanded series of nine staged readings over three weekends in prime time! Showcasing some of the newest and most exciting voices and visions in contemporary theater, the winning plays are selected from almost 850 annual submissions from around the globe.
Adult: $5 per reading
Box office opens 30 minutes before showtime
Master of Fine Arts.
May 19, 2018
Three years. Six semesters. Countless lessons. I graduate with my MFA today. Can you believe it? After three years, I now have my MFA. I am so thankful to the professors, the lessons, the failures and the successes.
I am a lucky girl, and now I am ready to take on the world!
HERE I COME!
The Newest Member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company!
May 18, 2018
I am excited to announce that I have been offered a slot in the Brierley Resident Acting Company at Dallas Theater Center. I am extremely humbled and thankful for the opportunity to create art with theatre artists who believe in the power of theatre. I can't wait to see what the next couple years have in store for me. Click the photo to read more about this at Broadway World!
Up Next: Steel Magnolias in the Fall of 2018.
May 07, 2018
Margo Jones is coming home. In this world premiere, written by me, "Let Me Talk My Dreams" introduces audiences to Margo, the real life Dallas-based theatre legend and innovator. This one-woman show uses Margo’s own words and those of her loved ones to illuminate her passion, rigor, humor, and tornado-like energy. This engaging and interactive experience will give audiences a dynamic account of how Jones shaped Dallas theatrical history, as well as the history of theatre in America, all while witnessing the private struggles she hid behind her invincible smile.
It's coming May 24 - 28, 2018!!!!!!!!!
I am putting those dreams into action!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let Me Talk My Dreams
December 04, 2017
margo jones, dubbed the 'texas torando,' was a woman who knew what she wanted at a young age: to put on plays.
of course, that dream grew into her work in decentralizing theatre from new york and producing new plays made in america for america.
join me as i present Let Me Talk My Dreams, a solo performance piece about margo jones herself.
december 4 in kathy bates studio at meadows. 7pm curtain.
for more information and updates on this performance, visit the "margo" page
Photo is of the amazing portrait of Margo Jones at the Dallas Public Library by Raiberto Comini.
No Bah Humbug for me this Holiday Season!
October 31, 2017
Today, on HALLOWEEN, I start rehearsing for A Christmas Carol at Dallas Theater Center! I couldn't be more excited. Honestly, it's little Ana Hagedorn's dream come true. I remember watching A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie in Minneapolis and saying to myself, I'm going to be in this some day. Well, that SOMEDAY is now!
It's a fast-paced ride. Only a few weeks of rehearse, then four intense days of tech and then we have an audience! Here's to spreading holiday cheer to the DFW area!
Catch me as "Sister" November 22-December 28, 2017 at Wyly Theatre at Dallas Theater Center.
Photo Credit: Dallas Theater Center
I always knew I was a goddess...
September 05, 2017
or, in fact, TWO!
Starting this semester out, I am playing Artemis and Athene in Iphigenia at Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris.
I deliver two beautiful monologues, and they are a challenge for me. I'm working on keeping the action playing on my partner (who doesn't talk) and not go in to automatic mode. It's amazing work in presence, patience and filling with life some deeply profound text.
Athene words get me every time: Never let your hate be separate from your love. Remember, O remember that hate and love are one. ... And let the good prevail.
It's remembering that both good and bad live inside of us and it's our choice to let the good out, not let the bad get out us out of balance. So important and relevant today.
Show runs Oct 18- 22. Evening shows: 8pm Matinees Sat/Sun: 2pm
Greer Garson Theatre at the SMU Campus
Yogi in the House!!
August 04, 2017
Today I got certified as a RYT-200 level yoga teacher!
I took a whirlwind 4 weeks of yoga training. And honestly, it couldn't have come at a better time. I'm grateful to have the time and the resources to commit myself to a bucket list item.
Coming off my time in England right into yoga certification, I gave myself an expected gift: a summer of breathing.
Namah Shivaya Jyoti yoga studio has such a special play in my heart. With their support, I feel confident to spread the good vibes.
Namaste, y'all! Look for announcements on my yoga class on my Instagram!
Resonance is Sharing
July 03, 2017
After the second year of grad school, I felt that I was plateauing on a lot of my work. I was luckily enough to get a travel grant from SMU to allow me to travel to England to study under Catherine Fitzmaurice.
Her method of breathing, destructing and re-structing, is the technique studied at SMU. It is a beautiful way to create freedom from old breathing habits and allow for one to connect their body, breath, resonance and voice.
I spent one week studying under Catherine Fitzmaurice and Cynthia Bassham (UC-Irvine). We dug deeper into the work that I rigorously studied for two years. However, it felt like the beginning of the work for me. It was an amazing experience that delivered what it promised: freedom and focus.
I look forward to continuing my work with Fitzmaurice Voicework. It a life long journey that I am committed too.
If you want to know more, go to my contact page and email me! I'd love to share.
No Monkeying Around: A Reflection on "Inherit the Wind"
June 18, 2017
I just finished my first Equity show at Dallas Theatre Center. Quite a monumental occasion for me. I feel I am moving closer to my career goals and feeling more driven with each experience.
The show as Inherit the Wind, and it is a Dallas, TX classic as well as American theatre classic.
This show gave me a new way of looking at theatre and reinforced that the combination of powerful actors and amazing text, plays can transcend time and place. That this "dinosaur" of a script is still just as relevant today.
My favorite moment was hearing Michael Connolly, performance after performance, whisk me away with "An idea is a great monument than a cathedral, than the advance of man's knowledge is more of a miracle than any sticks turned to snakes or the parting of water." (Inherit the Wind). I got to watch him being alive and playful every night. A true master class.
Plus, it introduced me to Margo Jones, who is quickly becoming an important of my future. She directed the original production of Inherit the Wind in Dallas, TX in 1955. It become a huge Broadway success because of her. She has inspired me in new ways.... STAY TUNED FOR MORE ON THAT!
Lost: 3 nations, 3 husbands, and 1 head
March 01, 2017
Super excited to announce that I will be playing Mary Stuart in Mary Stuart this spring at SMU.
What a fascinating history she has: full of murder, a love triangle, political intrigue and plenty of PLOT TWISTS. I am definitely obsessed with this fascinating woman, who was imprisoned for almost 20 years before being beheaded by Queen Elizabeth.
Janet McTeer played Mary on Broadway in 2009 in a multiple Tony Award nominated production!
Look for more information on dates and times soon!
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire: Second Year Revolution!
October 16, 2019
My first show of my second year, and what a show indeed! It's been such fun to jump into another Caryl Churchill piece. This time with six actors playing 25 different characters, set in late 1640's civil-war torn England and searching for the hope of the future.
I have my work cut out for me: multiple accents, multiple stories and some dense material.
Don't miss this historical drama that is sure to keep you intrigued the whole way through!
Love and Information and MY FIRST YEAR OF GRAD SCHOOL
May 01, 2016
My second SMU show under my belt! Not to mention my first year of graduate school at SMU too. If this show, and this year, taught me anything it's to play. PLAY. PLAY. PLAY. Play with your fancies as Shakespeare wrote.
I'm feeling really lucky that I was given this year, great shows, and the time to break-up my foundation, discover my play, and become interested in my joy.
Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, was a chance every night to "have a go." To put my craft into real practice. Learn what type of artist I was. And collaborate to tell a story that speaks to the greater way in which society interacts, loves, communicates or doesn't, and gets their information.
Stockyards come to the Stage!
February 24, 2016
Under the direction of Blake Hackler, SMU Theatre takes on the "bloody business" of Bertolt Brecht's St. Joan of the Stockyards. Two souls struggle...which is best?
Super excited to preform in my first main stage production at SMU! It's been a crazy adventure discovering how epic theatre is created. This ensemble is committed, creative and engaged.
Margo Jones Theater in the Owen Arts Center at SMU
February 24, 25, 26, 27 at 8pm
February 27 & 28 at 2pm
second semester shows
January 15, 2016
With the first semester under my belt, and so many thoughts bouncing around in my being! I am excited to take second semester of my first year MFA by storm!
Next semester I'll be in two plays-- very different in style and both challenging in their own ways. First up in late February will be St. Joan of the Stockyards, a play by Brecht Bertolt. Super stylized and sure to be a physical acting challenge!
Then later on in April will be Love and Information, the hot new Carol Churchill piece. An ensemble driven show with a lot of free range to create the individual scenes from the ground up through collaboartion with an amazing group of talented and inspiring artists!
Look for information on both pieces coming soon!
pony up: grad school style!
August 24, 2015
I DID IT! I got into grad school. **Commence crazy jumping and dancing out of excitment!** A HUGE dream that I've been working towards for a few years now!!! In July, this midwestern gal packed up her uhaul and made the cross country move to the Big D to start my MFA at Southern Methodist University.
Wish me luck! I am excited, scared, and giddy with happiness to start this journey. Who knows what will be in store?! But I know it's going to be all good things, especially because I'm following my dreams! #ponyup
a million thanks doesn't even begin to cover it.
July 01, 2015
WHOA! Four seasons at the Commonweal flew by fast! Who knew when I took the apprenticeship back in 2012 that I would join the awesome family of actor/adminstrators. While totally bittersweet to leave, I have so much gratitute to a place where I could put down roots for a bit, dive into new artistic talents, make lasting relationships and enjoy the beautiful bluff country. Thank you so much Commonweal and Lanesboro -- you gave this wanderlust artist a place to call home!
Check them out at www.CommonwealTheatre.org, and if you ever find yourself in SE MN, do yourself a favor and stop in to see a show. It's a little hidden gem where the Root River bends.