I'm an international actress that has studied, lived and worked in New York for the past 7 years. My area of expertise is working on devised theatre, especially around pieces that are engaged socially and that bring forward a progressive narrative.
2. What are you currently working on right now?
I'm currently "brewing" a couple of projects: one with the theatre company I'm a part of, The Private Theatre, with which I'll be part of a reimagined A Doll House, and one is a devised solo show around the words of Virginia Woolf.
3. What visa are you on right now?
I'm on my second O1 visa.
4. Tell me about any difficulties you may have faced while applying for the visa?
The visa process always involves a lot of anxiety both because the process is lengthy and requires a lot of communicative back and forth between you and your community, but also because it is a sort of "balance sheet" of your artistic career, so you're forced to face your insecurities and fears and get out of your shell to solve them and be proactive about them. This is both nerve-racking and empowering.
5. Do you have any advice for people who might want to apply for the same visa as you?
Yes, at the end of the day, especially in our industry, it's always about the people you choose around you and knowing that we're always better off with our community. Because theatre, tv and film are so often intertwined with the idea of fame, especially in pop culture, we are sometimes fooled to think that it's all about personal success, but rarely it is like that, and in any case, there's a much better and more honest kind of happiness when you go forth with your friends.
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