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Actor, Teaching Artist, Associate Company Manager (S.T.A.R. at The Directors Company)
Where were you born?
Which Queens neighborhood do you live in and for how long?
Astoria, 8 years
How did you get involved in theatre?
I was 10 years old, and I signed up for a drama summer camp. I fell in love with being on stage immediately and I haven’t stopped.
What do you love most about Queens?
I love that moment I am on the train and it goes above ground into queens. I feel like all my problems of the day are sucked back into Manhattan and I can breathe and relax. I also love the community and the food!
Do you have an “only in Queens” moment you’d like to share?
The beer gardens in Queens are amazing. I took a friend from out of town and Questlove was the DJ, everyone was dancing and having a great time, and we could see the skyline of Manhattan. I feel like I can’t find places that have a great vibe and also a good community in the city, only in queens I find these places.
Your top Queens picks (food, entertainment, sights, etc)?
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