"High energy and animated!"
"She makes you believe her, and believe IN her!"
"Not afraid to connect with her audience both on and off the stage..."
At the age of 7, I had my first musical theatre opportunity. The theatre program I was enrolled in was doing THE WIZARD OF OZ: Toto, here I come! Yes, I knew back then, (thanks to my idol, Carol Burnett), being a character actress was my calling. However, the director had other plans for me. She wanted me to play Dorothy. I remember sitting on the steps outside of our classroom, having a long conversation explaining, in detail, why I felt my energy was more suited for crawling around the stage, making faces at people, and barking to communicate. (She must have thought I was nuts. I mean, who turns down an opportunity to play Dorothy?) Ultimately, the director won: I was Dorothy. And, it was during that process (and performance) I realized, I needed to spend my life leaping out of my comfort zone, trying on a cornucopia of characters, and telling stories on stage.
A little over a year later, ANNIE opened on Broadway: that solidified everything. I mean, what theatre kid was NOT obsessed?! (Yes, it's entirely possible I still jump to my feet in song and dance when Seth Rudetsky plays, "It's the Hard Knock Life," on SIRIUS XM Broadway...) After playing the ANNIE album - (record, for those who can relate) - for the 20th time ... on the same day ... I realized, I absolutely MUST spend my life immersed in Theatre and performing in every possible way. To me, there was nothing in the world that came close to the magic, the energy, the communication, and the transformative powers of the craft.
I still believe that today.
*Member: ACTOR'S EQUITY ASSOCIATION
THE TATTERED MAN: Horror Short
Written & Directed by: Jacob Arbittier
New comedy web series about youth theatre ... in development!
A few fun characters from the past ...
I look forward to adding more to the present and to the future!