What I Do >>>
I make words twerk.
I am a writer, director, composer, actress, dancer,
tennis lover (vamos Rafa!), avid traveler and motivational speaker born in
St. Catherine, Jamaica.
For me, theater is the greatest art form and
purest reflection of the human experience.
I believe in magical realism and that our
greatest beauty lives in the ordinary.
My work centers the voices of women and marginalized peoples
with an emphasis on the immigrant experience.
I also value irreverence - because I think we need it.
My adventures as an artist have taken me from pantomimes in the Caribbean
to stages in Chicago, screens in Los Angeles and finally to New York City
where I discovered a passion for directing and stumbled into the
musical theater world.
My first musical, FORA, was selected
to the New York Musical Festival and awarded a Eugene O'Neill Residency.
My second musical, Jenny & June, has been developed in the
BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop (where it was
featured in the BMI Industry Showcase),
, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat and was a semi-finalist at the O'Neill. .
I am a proud member of SAG-AFTRA,
Actors Equity Association, The Dramatists Guild,
the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theater Advanced Workshop
Additionally, I was an Advance Associate for the Obama White House,
an experience which allowed me to travel America as well as the world,
watching history unfold in real time.
The thrilling and illuminating lessons from the sum of these experiences
inspired me to write my first book, DeConstructing Criticism,
a toolkit for artists of all disciplines to enhance their creative process.
Through it all, I'm still learning.
Thank you for stopping by.