Actor, writer, producer. Executive Director, Theater with a View
Next up: September 2019
Producing BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA by Anna Moench
I grew up as the youngest of ten kids on a sprawling farm in New Jersey (Hush! It's the Garden State). I'm also a triplet. So the holidays bring a small village's worth of hubbub, an impressive display of Lithuanian bone structure, and a dessert table to awe all but the most hardened of hearts.
After 18 years of cows and turkeys and chores-before-dawn, I dashed off to the city that never sleeps. I earned my B.A. at Columbia University with a year at Oxford thrown in. Then came a stint working as a writer and another as a fancy-pants consultant before I faced facts: I'm an artist. Storytelling as an actor uses all the best parts of myself. It's the truest me I've found.
I also happily work in development for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In my downtime, I'm often an adventurer: Costa Rica and Vermont are frequent destinations. I practice and am certified to teach yoga. I ran one NYC Marathon, but I'm fairly certain I won't do that again. I snowboard. And I surf—not nearly as well—but even a bad day surfing is a pretty gorgeous day on the planet. I'd recommend it.
In all of these pursuits, I'm drawn to connecting with other eclectic, open souls. I also adore connecting people with each other, especially artists. I get to do that a lot as executive director of Theater with a View, which I founded in 2014. TWaV produces site-specific, environmental, and non-traditional stagings of contemporary plays and new works, and is presenting BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA by Anna Moench in September 2019. It's a bittersweet two-hander that was a 2017 honorable mention on the Kilroys List.