CURRENTLY: MFA in Acting candidate at Southern Methodist Universty. Class of 2020
actor | writer | theatre maker
Welcome. Neil is an enthusiastic Texas-to-NYC transplant eager to make his contribution to the acting landscape. Favorite performances include the world premiere of Liz Swados's The Nomad at The Flea theater, digital productions of his adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses called Pim's Metamorphoses, and performing a play entirely in Mandarin with Yangeze REP. He has also performed with the Dallas Theater Center, Berkshire Theater Group, and the Resident Ensemble Players (at University of Delaware).
He loves stories that explore the darkness of humanity and has an affinity for playing characters that lead with joy.
Neil holds an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University and a BA in Anthropology from University of Delaware (where he began his acting training with teachers from UD's former MFA program, the PTTP). An academic at heart, Neil's undergrad experience culminated in an ethnography of theater patrons in which he developed a model to understand what happens in the audience during a performance. This work continues to influence how he views the power of the theater (and he could talk about this for hours).
Neil has also trained extensively in Suzuki and Viewpoints training, with both SITI Company and the Suzuki Company of Toga. He teaches his interpretation of the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and has done so at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
He has a passion for creating and performing his own works. He is currently writing a series of plays inspired by the QAnon phenomenon and internet in general. Check out his WORKS page to see some of his favorite pieces.
When he's not acting, he's probably working as a Math and test prep tutor, attempting to practice his Mandarin, or training for his next marathon.
He is represented by Ann Steele Agency.
Above: Head shot by ABM Photography
Below: Neil as Bertolt Brecht in devised theatre piece Trial by Fire, directed by Ines Braun. (photo by Simon Schaubert)