Early warning signs.
I am a professional musical theater performer living in NYC. This blog-- which started out as a way to keep in touch with family while traveling on various gigs-- has evolved into an open and ongoing documentation of my journey as an artist.

When I was 13, my mother took me on a day trip to big, scary New York City to see The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Something happened to me the moment the lights went dim and the overture started-- I felt a wave of chills, floating, extreme joy, and wanting to cry. It could have been the flu, except I still feel the same way every time I'm at a good piece of theater and the curtains open.

This line of work involves quite a bit of traveling. I'm really good at packing my life into a suitcase. I'm like a gypsy - but with more fashionable luggage.

The life of a performer requires patience, balance, focus, faith, and optimism. I don't know what or where I'm going to be six months from now...but I kind of love that.

Thanks for reading.