Summer happenings

A still from "Drifting in Daylight" in Central Park.

Welcome to my new website! Hope you enjoy checking it out.

Currently, I’m rehearsing as part of the five-person devised ensemble cast for Talya Chalef’s Port Cities, a new play that will go up at the Waterfront Barge Museum in Brooklyn in May. We had a showing at Dixon Place in July.

Earlier this summer, I acted as Selma Blair’s character Cecile from the movie Cruel Intentions as part of Creative Time’s Drifting in Daylight exhibition in Central Park, directed by David Levine. Performances ran May 15-June 20. I also flew to LA to shoot for the feature film Indiscretion, starring Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino and Cary Elwes. I play Riley Evans, a millennial Rachel Maddow type with her own news show.

A still from "Everything You're Told" at Brooklyn College. From left: Oliver Hill, Nolan Green, Kristin Swiat, and Xandra Clark.

In between acting jobs, I’ve also been developing my own play, Everything You’re Told, which uses true stories to explore why we believe what we believe about each other, and how it might be possible to change those beliefs. The stories are told through audio interviews, live storytelling, music, and dance. A public work-in-progress showing was presented in May at Brooklyn College’s TV Center.

And I've been conducting oral history interviews with Crown Heights, Brooklyn, residents for a performance project about the neighborhood in partnership with Weeksville Heritage Center. I've met with some awesome local performing artists too, with whom I'll be collaborating. Stay tuned for more soon!