Photo by Hope Kim
The first play I ever performed in was Richard III, a Lansing Community College Summer Stage production in which I played a prince and had eight lines. I was nine years old and I got to stand on a chair and yell at adults, which I found thrilling. This initiated a deep love affair with the stage for many years, followed by a nearly decade-long hiatus during which I pursued creative writing, social work, and teaching.
In June 2018, I was honored to win the Best Actor (Comedy) award at the Gwangju Performance Project’s Pen In Ten 10-Minute Play Festival. Favorite past roles have included Adelaide in Guys n’ Dolls, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Beline in the Seoul Players’ 2018 production of Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid.
In addition to theatre and acting, I am passionate about food, tabletop roleplaying games (particularly Dungeons & Dragons, which I often run for friends), illustration and photography, writing, mindfulness and yoga, and tarot. I’ve been working in education in Korea for nearly five years. I share my work and musings on the blog.
From 2010-2017, I blogged here. At that time, I mostly shared my photographs and wrote about travel and food.
If you are interested in collaborating on a creative project, please reach out.