OTHELLO: THE REMIX & Back in Chicago

Happy August!

I am recently back in the city from my WONDERFUL summer adventures in Sullivan, IL's Little Theatre On The Square, where I played 3 roles that I will remember for a VERY long time. Now, that I'm back in Chicago, I'm playing jazz, funk, soul, and dance music with the Matthew Reed Band, am singing around the city at churches, as well as working on some new private projects I'm very excited about.

I recently was a part of Q Brothers and Chicago Shakespeare's Theatre production of an adapted version of Shakespeare's Othello, called Othello:The Remix as the voice of Desdemona. It was a blast, and was performed at THE GLOBE (!!!) in London, England at the Globe To Globe Festival, as part of a project that brought theaters from ALL around the world, representing America, Chicago, and the Hip Hop language (the entire show in RAP - SOOO cool). Watch the whole thing if you like at http://thespace.org/items/e000066n. If you only have a few minutes and would like a taste of my voice, check out the video from when there is 1.10.46 left in the video. That's my first entrance - I jokingly and lovingly refer to what I did in this show as "riff-acting" - humming, scatting, wailing, and more. JQ directed me and he was so lovely to work with. The rest of the production staff and cast were so kind and pleasant - I couldn't have asked for a better time. Check it out and tell me what you think!

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