A Little Bio
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My name is Reilly and it's a pleasure to e-meet you. I am a London-based Actor, Coach, and Teaching Artist (among many other things). I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and one time in an interview I said I was "sprung from the mountains," and there might be some truth to that. I spent the past year working for the New York City Department of Correction as an Arts Associate and Resident Teaching Artist. I am now in London, pursuing my MFA in International Theater Practice and Performance in collaboration with Rose Bruford College, the National Theater Institute at the O'Neill Center, and arthaus berlin.
I graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts in May 2018 with a BFA in Drama and a BA in Religious Studies. I've studied with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, learned how to clown with Jim Calder at the Commedia Del'Arte Program in Florence, and spent a semester in Prague learning about Post-Communist Judaism and teaching bilingual children's theatre. I've taught for Atlantic Theater Company, Northlight Theater in Skokie, IL, Story Theater Prague, the NYC DOC, and Curated Care. I have trained as a Teaching Artist at the Denver Center for Performing Arts and Lincoln Center. As a coach, I am training with Accomplishment Coaching in NYC and on track to be ACC by July 2021. I love Sarah Ruhl, children's choirs, thinking until it hurts, spin classes, houseplants, and my mom. I believe in the power of theater as a platform for advocacy and change, and as a means for falling in love (antithetical to all of the "Should" narratives around romantic love), which, as the brilliant Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie suggests is the best way for us to heal.
In terms of Art Making, I adore new work, Shakespeare plays, and if I'm feeling brave, even musicals. The stuff that excites me to no end is work that engages with the topics of girlhood and the misunderstandings and misinterpretations of femininity. I believe that all rooms must approach topics of anti-racism, consent culture, representation, and radical acceptance with space and generosity, and when we are allowed back in them, I cannot wait to hug you so big.