Blackout

Stop the Presses! I am so excited to announce I will be starring as Pandora in BLACKOUT this summer. BLACKOUT is a preview production of a new Canadian musical by Steven Gallagher & Anton Lipovetsky.

I star the second story ‘Pandora’ as Pandora. She is exuberant, kind, fun, energetic, dark, and loving. I am so excited for ya’ll to get to know her! She is so energetically connected to me that I knew this role was mine. I am so grateful and excited!

This cast blew my mind away so get ready to lose your’s this summer under the stars as part of Dream in High Park by Canadian Stage. Tickets on sale now: https://bit.ly/tmscBLACKOUT

On August 14th, 2003, Toronto was sent into chaos when the largest blackout in Canadian history left millions stranded in the dark and unable to reach or connect with their loved ones.

Inspired by real events,  Blackout depicts three stories of connection that unfolded when the city was dark, and strangers banded together to find the light. A preview production of a new Canadian musical by two of Canada’s most exciting voices, Blackout is a story of hope, resilience, and community.

Dixon Road

June is busting out all over!

This month I will be joining the workshop cast of Dixon Road. A new musical by Fatuma Adar at Musical Stage Co.. It most definitely feels like we are back in the theatre again, sans a dusty rehearsal room floor. Over a year later I find myself back in the world of theatre, I can honestly say it feeds me!

Dixon tells the story of a Somali family who immigrate to Canada in 1991 as the civil war begins to tear their homeland apart. They settle in Dixon Road, in a neighbourhood near Pearson airport that is still the heart of Toronto’s Somali community today. Combining traditional Somali melodies, R&B & Contemporary Verse, Dixon Road is an exhilarating new Canadian musical about legacy, displacement, and finding a new sense of home.

Safyia is going to be so interesting to learn and play. She is a beautiful expression of a matriarchal figure, and I get the sense she truly believes ‘ Small happiness can manifest into big things.’

Like my character Safyia in Dixon Road would say. Subhannallah – All glory be to God.

Booked!

This past week was very exciting! I got to spend some time on the Jann set! The show is currently filming season 3 and I booked a role on Episode 2. Stay tuned for more to watch me as Shirley.

It was my FIRST time on a TV set! Man, oh, man. This set was absolutely heaven. I couldn’t have asked for a nicer time! From start to finish it was absolutely lovely, and kind hearted. For my first TV appearance, this was a treat! Many thanks to, the crew and cast of Jann, and Rhonda Fieski Casting.

First Fifteen

I was so excited to be asked to join First Fifteens first reading of the year. Reading the Narrator for Emma Van Lare’s triller Peki House Hunting. It was an experience I’ll never forgot. It introduced me yo a new community of incredibly talented and dare I say majestic people.

I joined 20 other amazing actors and writers as we read the first 15 pages to 3 different scripts.

I felt alive as I helped set the scene for a transcontinental adventure filled with curiosity and suspense switching between both Ghanian and American answer.

Next Stop

It’s here!! I am so excited to for you all to listen to Next Stop. An audio sitcom about your mid-to-late 20’s when everyone is changing around you, and you worry that you might not catch up. I play Ally Lonergan one of three main characters in the show. She’s funny, hip, quirky, and has a TEMPER, but it’s all good cuz she cute!

This was one of the most fun experiences I’v had with a cast. As well as Yay! for booking my first VO gig! I loved being in the booth, and I cannot wait to get back when we are allowed outside. I learnt so much from the amazing people at Multitude Media.

So buckle up and tune in to all 10 episodes released weekly (on Tuesdays), to help you get through your quarantine, or self isolation. Listen on Spotify, Apple Pods , or online at NextStopShow

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Working the musical

I just finished a very successful run of Working the Musical at MeadowBrook Theatre, located right outside of Detroit Michigan. What an amazing way to start off the new year! 2020 here we come! I played a Housewife (song -Just a House Wife), Cleaning Woman (song- Cleaning Woman), and Lady of The Night (Roberta Monologue). It was truly wonderful to be back on stage again, flexing my theatre muscles!

Reviews

Broadway World & Detroit Free Press

Production Shots!

SUNY Online

Another one coming at you! This time with SUNY Online, called Working Mom. I was so excited to hear about this concept! Here I get to play a woman taking steps to change what’s not working for her. It really does make you believe that anything is possible! Currently streaming online.