"You are out of this world! Your patience, peace, and pixie-like energy has been so uplifting and refreshing. I am so grateful to have someone so motivated to ignite the healing in others in my life."
-Doriane Swaine, playwright and lead actress in Daymares and Nightdreams at the Manhattan Reparatory Theatre, my first on stage production when I moved to NYC five years ago.
From curating my third anthology and performance series with/for fellow trans + non-binary domestic violence survivors, to co-writing a series, to developing "The Ship We Built" (2020), my first middle-grade novel with Dial at Penguin-Random House, I create projects that transition and grow alongside me. My words and projects revolving around these themes have been featured Teen Vogue, Ms. Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Them, Bust Magazine, Huffington Post, FTM Magazine, Logo's New Now Next, Autostraddle, The Establishment, The Feminist Wire, etc. This summer, my writing and editing will be celebrated at the 2019 Lambda Literary Awards for my collection, "Written on the Body."
For the past four years or so, I have been training one-on-one in monologue and scene study with a fierce and caring Warner Brothers guy. For the past three years I have also been working closely with a group of up-in-coming LGBTQ* performers at The Studio. The Studio will soon be featured on a panel at the Tribeca Film Festival for it's long history of offering space for queer actors to support each other in our skills, vulnerabilities, and will to continue story-telling. Last summer, I signed with CreativeWell to continue to share my vulnerability speaking at universities and conferences around the country.
Coming soon! I play Alex in "Alex," a short film about to hit the festival circuit on absent parenting and the isolation of non-binary youth . I play Pinocchio in "Real Boy," a trans retelling of "Pinocchio," soon to be released on the podcast Girl Tales. Also coming soon is pitching time for a television series, Them, that I am writing alongside Paul Moon, as well as a lecture series with University of Wisconsin on trans inclusion in the #metoo movement.
More fun facts, 1.) I spent ten days in the neurology ward at the Military Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, and guess what! They have gluten free options. 2.) I love thinking about fake band names (as do most people I love named David). 3.) I got toilet paper stuck to my roller skate the at the fourth grade Halloween party, and three years later won the gold medal in my division at the USA Roller Sports National Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska. And I'm very good at the game "Two Truths and a Lie," so luckily you just got three Truths.
Here is another Truth: I think you could be fun and meaningful to collaborate with. Say hi.