A wise and cheeky slice of rum-cake: Born in the UK, of Jamaican parentage. I lived in Jamaica and England as a child, then America for college. I went to college at 16 to study chemistry and found myself more grounded in the theatre department, of course. Classically trained; I have studied Theatre at British American Drama Academy and LAMDA and graduated from the Conservatory program at The Second City in Chicago and my BA from Columbia College Chicago. I studied with great teachers such as Claire Davidson, Henry Goodman, Fiona Shaw, Juliet Stevenson. I have performed in such venues as Berkeley Rep and The Magic Theatre, San Francisco. There is nothing that gives me more joy that bringing voice to a novel, to inspire imagination. I aim to connect emotionally with your manuscript and characters. I specialize in British Regional, British Commonwealth dialects and Regional American dialects.
Adept in wrangling a teenage boy and his waterpolo team, I also sew, I bake, I garden, and drink too many cups of tea, which often are left strewn around the house! I love cats and greyhounds, and chocolate. Odd Facts include: I worked on an Academy award winning documentary film - logging and transcribing the stories of Kinder transport survivors. I have been a post production supervisor. I teach dialects and coach acting for teens. I used to study ballet once upon a time, that transitioned to stage combat in college, where wielding a broadsword or rapier and dagger was my preferred state. Ten years ago I learned to swim, and now enjoy swimming very slowly and badly (in a pool)- My son says I really just float. Why did I send him to Improv classes?
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