I had a lot of fun taking this pop quiz for a promo video of CBS' new reality show "Hunted." Check it out below.
I like to #GoLive with twittEr
So excited to share the commercial with Twitter I am featured in with Kevin Hart and Vic Mensa. It's time to #GoLive
I Choose that one
Check me out in the new Buzzfeed video about relationships :-)
Don't Blink or You'll Miss Me
Just doing the usual. Sitting on the couch, watching Hulu with friends.
In the Booth
In the studio spitting a hot 16 bars..... Just kidding. I had the pleasure of doing a little voice acting for the upcoming comedy LowLife with the group Tomm Fondle. So much fun bringing the character to life. I'll let you know when it comes out.
Check me out in the Amazon Echo Dot commercial I filmed earlier this year. I spent a little time with Alexa, and I must say I am quite impressed.
My Trip to the Museum
A little not-so-secret about me. I love museums! My heart beats a little faster when I am around art exhibits. Maybe it has to do with being from the DC area and living in a close proximity to the Smithsonian museums.
The art scene in LA is one that I am starting to enjoy might I say. That’s one reason why I love LA; there are so many art galleries that I randomly run across when I am walking around. I have finally gotten around to visiting museums after all my time as a resident in the great state of California.
This past February I had the joy of having jury duty. I choose to use the word “joy" because 1) I didn’t get chosen (Hooray for me!) and 2) I got to spend my hour-long break at the MOCA. Fact is when one is honoring their civic responsibilities with jury duty the MOCA offers free admission. All you have to do is show your juror badge. The nerd is me thinks this is so cool. I took pictures and even made a mini-horror film during my break at the MOCA. Check it out.
Trust in ME
Trust does not come easy for me at all. In honor of the masterpiece of Lemonade coming out last week I am including Beyonce’s rendition of the Etta James’ classic, “Trust in Me” to this post because it is apropos to the topic of this entry. “Trust in me in all you do...have the faith I have in you…”
At the risk of sounding somber or negative, I will admit that there are only a handful of people I trust. And the other night in acting class I realized that I wasn’t on that list.
It was a breakthrough of sorts. Daily I put in the work and imaginative creation as required of an actor, and when called to have the conversation in the story I force emotions and feelings that I think that I should be displaying. It’s as if I don’t trust myself and my creation to be present in the story, instead I push my actor agenda onto it.
The other night I allowed myself to be receptive to the experience, I finally trusted the work I created. The result was me letting go of being an actor and being a truthful storyteller in that moment. It was breakthrough in me learning to have “Trust in Me.”
Storytelling: My Trip to the Moth
My first trip to The Moth. To the many people who may not know what The Moth is, I surely didn’t at the beginning of this year, The Moth is an open mic Storytelling event. Ten names are randomly drawn out of a bag, and those people get on stage for five minutes and tell a story related to the theme of the night.
It’s the underground hipster scene that you would expect out of an event held in Silverlake but it also attracted people of other different cultures and subcultures. That’s the beauty of the event. People get on stage and share their stories, their vulnerabilities. 1) It takes a lot of courage to get on stage and perform, especially by yourself. 2) It takes a lot of courage to open up about your life and share your truth.
I took a Storytelling class at earlier this year (the photo above is from the class show), not knowing much about it but knowing I wanted to do something that frightened me. Through that class, I’ve learned more about my vulnerabilities, what is still too sensitive for me to expose to the world. That’s from the human side. As a performer, I learn more about my style and what I project to the audience. I am so grateful that Storytelling found its way into my life.