I started out about a million years ago, a naïve 19 year old New Jerseyite interested in acting. HB Studios in N.Y.C. became my home away from home. That was the most fun I ever had without laughing! I soaked it all up and started auditioning and working in theatre. Life took a detour and I got married (a couple of times) and raised a family. Always a non-multi-tasker, when I was in “family mode” theatre was on hold. Flash forward to 2012, I auditioned for The Divine Sister at Theatre Downtown and rebooted my love for acting. During the run of the show, fellow actor Rob James would come to the theatre dressed in black leather, whips, chains and black eye make-up. I said, “WTF are you wearing?” He told me he was coming from his Fringe show. Because I’d had my head in the sand for 20 years, I had no idea what Fringe was, but I didn’t want him to know how stupid and uninformed I was, so I just shook my head and said, “Oh right, Fringe.” (Clueless) In 2013 I went to my first Fringe show and fell in love. The next day I saw five shows, and for a theatre geek, that’s NIRVANA!! A few months later I went to my first Fringe audition and was cast in Michael Wanzie’s brilliant trilogy, There’s No Place Like Home. We won the 2014 Patron’s Pick in the Silver Venue. After that great experience, I thought maybe I could write a one-woman-show, and so I did! I submitted to Fringe and as luck would have it (or not) I finished dead LAST in the lottery. I was crushed. I felt as though the theatre gods were telling me, “Go home to your family and knit a sweater.” Instead the BYOV was introduced to me by Wanzie—so in 2016 I did three “One-Duhhh Woman” shows at The Savoy, which BTW is a great venue—very intimate with an immediate connection to the audience. Brandon and the boys are the best! The talented and delightful Tim De Baun directed, filmed and edited the movie portion of my show (15 minutes spoofing the 2016 Oscars, in which I played all the Best Actress nominees) then it morphed into 45 minutes of my stand-up. I was happily stage managed by Karen Ann Bunce and all the wigs and costumes were provided by D Squared and they are phenomenal!! I had the time of my life. I adore Fringe. This year I will be a supporting patron and I can’t wait. I’m working on writing two plays for future projects. My motto: It’s never too late to do what you love—so be creative, take chances and NEVER be deterred from your passion.