ARTIST HIGHLIGHT

After I graduated high school, I delayed college and attended Stella Adler’s adult summer conservatory and was signed with a bi-coastal manager immediately after graduating as a teenager. Being that I was so young, my parents encourage me to continue school, so I enrolled in community college and took a break from acting. I needed to find a creative outlet, so I returned to writing and began studying improv with the UCB theater.

Medium ARTIST FEATURE

I’ve faced a lot of rejection throughout my life. I’ve built up a thick skin with a smile. I don’t seek validation from anyone. I’m unapologetically myself, and I work very very hard. That’s what it takes to make it.

To quote Jim Carrey, “If you’ve got a talent, protect it.”

Broadway world highlight

"Sleep F$@cking: Revision" by Margot Mejia is an exploration of the physical experience of writing and revising a work that delves into a troubled writer's mind. Wine-addled and in a mire of insomnia, a character named John begins to lose sight of what is real and what is the novel. The world of the play and the novel overlap and become one, as John physically enters his book and the stage is overtaken by both realities, making both him and the audience question their interpretation of events. Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival will present the play's world premiere August 26 to September 4.

Along the way, the play shows the travails of modern dating, the impermanence of failing relationships, and how the fear of rejection pushes people farther apart. Some, like John, find solace in fantastical wish fulfillment. It demonstrates how relationships with one's parents have a cascading effect on relationships in one's adult life.