It's the stereotypical American showbiz story:
Girl moves to the big city, has humble beginnings in burlesque, works her way up through vaudeville, then theater, then commercial acting, and lands where everyone in these Hollywood stories ultimately does – narrative non-fiction.
I created the podcast Chicago Humanities Tapes from pitch to production for Chicago Humanities, running all aspects of production in addition to serving as host. I'm also a live event emcee, storyteller, and musician - work that has taken me around the country to sold-out ballrooms as well as dive bars with 6 people in them. I was an educator at Chicago's historic Old Town School of Folk Music for nearly a decade, focusing on teaching global folk music, songwriting, physical theater, and ukulele in the Chicago Public Schools. When I'm not roller skating, bouldering, or doing the entire games section of the New York Times before breakfast I also like making videos and photo projects.
A semi-finalist for the Andy Kaufman Award, I studied English and Theater at the University of Iowa and have a certificate in Eccentric Performing from that time I went to clown school.
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