About Neil

Hi there. I'm an actor with a wide range of interests who will soon be returning to NYC. Performance highlights include the world premiere of Liz Swados' The Nomad; my self-written solo show Love: The Madness of the Gods; and performing a play in Mandarin with Yangtze REP. Regionally, I've also performed with the Dallas Theatre Center, Berkshire Theater Group, and the Resident Ensemble Players (at University of Delaware).

 

Somewhat paradoxically, I love plays that confront the darkness of humanity, and I love playing characters that lead with Joy

I will soon hold an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University, and I hold a BFA in Anthropology from University of Delaware (where I began my acting training with professors from UD's former MFA program, the PTTP). While in undergrad, I conducted an extensive ethnography of theatre patrons which continues to massively influence how I see theatre today. (I could talk about this for hours - be warned.)

I've also trained extensively in Suzuki and Viewpoints training, with both SITI Company and the Suzuki Company of Toga. I now teach the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, and have done so at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

I'm eager to continue writing and performing my own work. Check out my WORKS page to see some of my favorite pieces I've performed.

When I'm not acting, I'm probably working as a Math and test prep tutor, attempting to practice my Mandarin, or training for my next marathon. 

Me as Bertolt Brecht in devised theatre piece Trial by Fire, directed by Ines Braun

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