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"The object of art is to give life a shape."

-Jean Anouilh

Upcoming Projects

"Penny" at the Queens ShortPlay Festival

The Queens Short Play Festival launches on February 22nd and runs for four weeks until the Grand Final on Sunday, March 24th. The Secret has a long tradition of presenting short and one-act play festivals over the last decade; the Queens Short Play Festival is a popular event where you will see over 60 plays, and perhaps 120 – 180 different actors in the multiple shows that are split into different programs.

"Penny", starring Vanessa Wendt and Christian Victoria Allen, directed by Christina Ashby, is part of Program B, which kicks off Friday, February 23rd!

Program B Performances

Friday, February 23rd at 7pm

Wednesday, March 6th at 7pm

Sunday, March 10th at 7pm

Saturday, March 16th at 3pm

Tickets are available here

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Photographer: Shirin Tinati

Recent Projects

Legs Diamond reunites at Lincoln Center!

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has announced a special reunion of original cast members from Peter Allen’s 1988 Broadway musical Legs Diamond, written by Charles Suppon and Harvey Fierstein.

The evening, which will be directed by original cast member Jonathan S. Cerullo (Band In Berlin, The Three Musketeers, Cats), will be moderated by Richard Ridge, and feature performances, songs, and never-before-heard stories from behind the scenes of the fabled musical.

One Night only!!

Monday, December 4th at 6pm

Tickets are free and information is available here


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New York Renaissance Faire

Step into the past and join us at the New York Renaissance Faire, where yours truly will be joining the cast as Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen of Ireland, whose unusual approach to petitioning Queen Elizabeth cemented her legacy in both English and Irish folklore.

New York Renaissance Faire runs August 26th - October 8th, Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Monday!

Tickets and travel information available here.

The Whimsical World of Sherlock Holmes

Presented as part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival  come join Sherlock Holmes, John & Mary Watson, Mrs. Hudson, Billy, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Irene Adler (played by yours truly!) in a madcap adventure about life, love, and the true meaning of free will. 

For more info about the musical, the cast, and the creative team check out

Hamlet to Hamilton: Exploring Verse Drama

I recently appeared as a guest on the podcast Hamlet to Hamilton: Exploring Verse Drama, A special project of Turn to Flesh Prodctcions, Hosted by Emily C.A. Snyder, joining her in a conversation about about differences between end-stopped and open-ended line endings in verse drama.

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