What's happening, you ask?
Yoto x Sesame Workshop
This past spring I was able to record some audio shorts for Yoto and Sesame Workshop!
Teaching in The Paper Mill Playhouse's Adopt-A-School Program
Being a teaching artist is one of the most fulfilling gifts I've been able to pursue over the years and PMP has been there from the beginning. I began as a student, to intern, to guest artist, and now serve as a lead educator in the Adopt-A-School Program led by Alexis Slade under the direction of Alex Yates, and Education Director Lisa Cooney. I'm looking forward to working across the state of New Jersey this fall!
RENT and Romeo and Juliet at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
In February 2023 I arrived in Ashland, Oregon to participate in the 2023 Season of Love at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival under the Artistic Direction of Nataki Garrett. Thanks to Director Tiffany Nichole Greene & Choreographer Jon Rua, I had the opportunity to reimagine the role of Angel Dumott Schunard with grit, rigor, and perseverance. I've also had the distinct privilege to perform the role of Gregory and understudy Benvolio in Nataki Garrett's Romeo & Juliet.
TRANSFORMERS: Earthspark on Paramount Plus
I'm so grateful to be apart of such an iconic franchise playing Nightshade, a non-binary bot, in the new TRANSFORMERS TV Show on Paramount Plus & Nickelodeon. Nightshade is just as important as all of the other characters on the show, but I'm honored to originate the character along such a talent packed cast and creative team.
I grew up in a small town in New Jersey and began my career at a young age commuting to New York with my mom for auditions. I continued my passion pursing a BFA in Drama from New York University and have had the pleasure of creating work with artists from across the world. I've found the greatest joy in life is found from cherishing the little things. Hang outs with family, game night with friends, and deep discussions with colleagues all continue to build a foundation of success and fulfillment. In my down time I love to hike, travel, watch Star Trek and participate in advocacy for historically marginalized voices..
I believe in the healing power of storytelling. Whether it be through the lens of a camera, on stage, or in a class room, the arts are my form of liberation. I believe that music can transform us on a cellular level and have been witness to it’s power through my own lived experience. My work is infused with joy, sadness, and a mission toward the betterment of posterity. I create so I can feel connected to a power greater than myself. I create to offer others a means of empathic learning. I create to heal the wounds of conditioning and repression impacted by society. I believe in the healing power of storytelling and my mission is love.
Footage? Heck yea!
Listen to hear Z voice the first Non-Binary Trasformer for Nickelodeon and Paramount+'s TRANSFORMERS: Earthspark
Written by Rogers and Hammerstein
Performance for BCEFA's Broadway Backwards
Trick of the Light
Corner of the Sky
Written by Truth Future Bachman
Performance at Joe's Pub
Written by Stephen Schwartz
Performed at Joe's Pub Saturday Night Cabaret
at Astor Place in NYC
Film & TV Reel
Edited by Jared Zirilli
I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet A Woman
Performed at Feinstein's:54 Below