On Stage in Reading of Chez Rikers starring Penny Fuller and Tony Roberts

What a last minute surprise to be on stage yesterday working with this fantastic cast in the world premiere reading of Charles Leipart’s brilliant new play “Chez Rikers, an Urban Fable”, starring Tony Roberts, Penny Fuller, Fenton Li, Raf Nadal, Sen Enver and Gloria Sauve. In addition to assisting the director Richard Sterne, I also got to read the stage directions during the performance. Thank you to Richard and Charles for this wonderful opportunity.

Being on set full time for a week!

I am in the middle of an exciting and busy week of filming. I shot my second SAG-AFTRA job in New Jersey, in the role of Dr. Schmidt. Then off to the filmset of “Karma” shooting 4 days in a gorgeous Catholic Church in Queens and then in upstate New York near Woodstock. The location upstate is breathtakingly beautiful. Janis Joplin used to come here all the time. There’s even a meditation trail that goes into the woods and there’s an outdoor shower :-). Enjoying my time here on location.

 

My face in an advertisement on the Path train and platforms

Quite a surprise to see my face on the NBC screens on the Path trains and platforms. It happened to me on my way to rehearsal this morning for the new Radiotheatre show that premieres this Friday. This weekend is already sold out but you can still get tickets for other shows. Wednesday May 17th is an especially good day to watch me perform as I am in 4 out of 5 of the stories being presented. Runs from May 12th till May 27th. For tickets: www.radiotheatrenyc.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Time Out advertisement in the train
  2. and on JSQ platform

2 Drama Desk Nominations for CasablancaBox!

So incredibly grateful and proud to be performing in this unique theater production! Thank you to the wonderful team that I am working with! And congratulations to all with these 2 Drama Desk Nominations! Woohoo!!! Looking forward to being on stage with you again tonight.

My first Off-Broadway show CasablancaBox reviewed in New York Times

I am so lucky and proud to be part of “CasablancaBox”. Come out and see this piece. You’ll experience something you’ve never experienced before! The New York Times came to see it and they wrote a review.

 

Here’s the review in Broadway World. Check out the podcast from 8:42 onward. We’re mentioned in Playbill. They also say we’re one of the 15 Off-Broadway Shows Not to Miss Through April 15.

Exactly one year ago today I arrived in NYC!

Exactly one year ago today I moved from the Netherlands to New York City to work as an actor.  On March 16, 2016 I stepped out of a plane and into a new life in the United States of America.  It has been the best year of my life.  I have been involved in many wonderful projects in film, television, theater, commercials and voice over.  I have met a lot of inspirational people and learned valuable lessons about the acting industry.  In the last couple of months I became SAG-AFTRA eligible, played in a TV series, booked my first U.S. commercial and auditioned for several big television shows and feature films.

I am also thrilled to announce that I have been cast in two different theater productions.  You can see me and 16 other actors in Sara & Reid Farrington’s CasablancaBox and I will perform in Radiotheatre’s Edgar Allan Poe Festival.

For more info, please read my newsletter.

Thank you very much for your support!

Equity show “CasablancaBox”, about the Making of Casablanca

CASABLANCABOX

Written by Sara Farrington

Directed by Reid Farrington

CasablancaBox
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April 5-29, 2017
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FEATURING: Roger Casey*, Kevin R. Free*, Catherine Gowl*, Lynn Guerra*, Annemarie Hagenaars, Gabriel Hernandez I*, Rob Hille*, Zac Hoogendyk*, Toussaint Jeanlouis*, Ahmad Maksoud*, Matt McGloin*, Adam Patterson*, Stephanie Regina*, Gabriella Rhodeen, Kyle Stockburger, Jon Swain* and Erin Treadway*;

with Set/Video Design by Reid Farrington, Lighting Design by Laura Mroczkowski, Video Engineering by John Erickson, Choreography by Laura K. Nicoll, Additional Direction by Marina McClure, Sound Engineering by Travis Wright, Stage Management by Alex B. West* and Dramaturgy by Peter McCabe.

*Appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association

Cast in “Duck” at International Human Rights Art Festival NYC

Before I share the news that I got cast in yet another play reading, I would like to say that it was exactly one year ago that I got my O1 artist visa.  The best thing that ever happened to me!  Without it I wouldn’t have had the life that I’m living now with all those wonderful people in it.  Thank you to all who have contributed to my visa application.  It was totally worth all the work and the long wait!

This year I am looking forward to continuing telling new stories by talented playwrights, with great directors and at the side of wonderful actors.

I am starting rehearsals tomorrow!  I got cast in a play reading as part of the International Human Rights Art Festival, at 5 pm, March 4, 2017 in the Dixon Place theater: http://dixonplace.org/performances/duck/

“Duck” is written by Tom Block. Please come and check this play about a former CIA operative out!

Broadway World about the International Human Rights Art Festival!

Photoshoot with Metin Oner and Jeiris Ferrer

What a pleasure to work with these talented and wonderful people: photographer Metin Oner and makeup artist Jeiris Ferrer! Thank you so much for the fun and very productive shoot that we had. We shot outdoors near Union Square, Manhattan. I am very happy with the results!

Rehearsals for reading “Shooter” @The WorkShop

Getting ready for the first rehearsal of the staged reading of Sam Graber’s new play “Shooter”. The play is about the very sensitivity and heavy subject of school shooter-massacres. The well-written play gives me chills and very mixed feelings. I am playing the role of county attorney Theresa. The staged reading will be on January 8th at 6pm and is free and open to the public. Please find the link with more info here.