A Little Bit About Me
- My play, Home, just had it’s third developmental reading in New York City with Storm Theatre. See some reels on IG!
- Two of my articles were recently published on the site Behold the Faith called The Gift of Good Will and The Nicest Thing Ever Said to Me.
- I will be in Chicago with the Storm Theatre Company in February/March ’23 as Associate Artistic Director for the co-production of The Shaughraun by Dion Boucicault with The Athenaeum for Thought and Culture.
As a professional actress and vocalist (née Phillips), I have worked in New York, Los Angeles, London and many regional theaters throughout the USA. I was a child actor starting at age four studying all forms of dance, theatre, and art and received a BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. I have also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the specialization program: Acting Shakespeare. For a full list of professional credits download my resume here.
Writer, Playwright & Composer
I tell stories. I speak them. I write them. Primarily through playwriting, fiction and memoir. I tend to be witty while making you cry, too, (but in the best way!) I have written the libretto and am composing a sung-thru musical, Hushabye. Hushabye was preceded by my one woman show, Who’s My Girl. You can read more about Hushabye and its inspiration here.
Home is a full length play about a family traversing the landscape of their mother’s descent into Alzheimer’s, based on the story of my grandmother. You can read more about this experience starting here.
The Light of Kyle is a children’s short story for adults about a little boy who is ill, then dies, then goes on a great adventure… finding out what it is to truly live.
Also, you’ve probably noticed on this blog I have this interest in dreams, dream interpretation, and giving you fun ways of figuring out what the heck they mean. So if you’re into that kind of thing, enjoy!
My Stories on Substack
I write short articles of encouragement and miracles on my Substack site: Little Yellow Bird. Currently I am telling the story (in bite sized pieces) of how I had to leave the business of acting, figure out how to get my fibroids healed, and set my sights on re-entry. Some crazy unexpected miracles happened on the way. (Spoiler: it all worked out better than I ever could have expected.) Sometimes you have to be willing to lose everything to gain your life. Your real life.
I have been an acting coach and mentor for adults and youth for 30+ years, with a heart for enriching the lives of developing performers and professionals wishing to stay in creative shape. I am certified at the highest level in early childhood music education through Music Together, created Creative Dramatics with Fleur (improv and music theatre for youth) as well as Look Up Music & Creative Arts LLC for coaching and teaching.
A Heart for Encouragement
I have a heart for encouragement, mercy and spiritual motherhood. I am a spiritual director and prayer intercessor. Contact for more information.
And saving the best for last, I am blissfully married to my husband and first love (after a 28 years separation!), Peter. We reside in Pennsylvania and produce theatre in New York City: The Storm Theatre.