This month I started Improv 201 at UCB and did stand up at Muchmore's in BK. Next stand up gig will be at The PIT for THE FUN SHOW. Also as of 2017, all updates will be written in first person because writing in third person felt weird and only my mom reads this anyway!
Savannah completed Level 101 of Improv and Sketch Writing at UCB. Her improv class culminated in a show at the UCB Chelsea Theatre. She'll be starting the new year off right with Improv 201 in January!
Savannah was also called in to be a reader again by Barden/Schnee Casting for an upcoming film.
Savannah became a member of Actor's Launchpad. She has since taken classes with Matt Glasner (Jonathan Strauss Casting) and Ally Beans (Judy Henderson Casting).
She also did a ten minute stand up comedy set for The Joust Theatre Company's one night only November variety show "The Monthly Joust."
August - September 2016, Savannah returned to the STNJ Mainstage to work on Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. She played the role of Betty Lovell, the ditzy ensemble member of Covent Garden's resident acting troupe. Through working on this show Savannah is now a member of the Equity Membership Candidate (EMC) program.
This month, Eggs and Soldiers (dir. Imelda O'Reilly) had its world premiere at RIFF. In it, Savannah plays the role of Carol, Ned's catty high school sweetheart. This was Savannah's first film gig after graduating from NYU, and is very excited to see how far it has come!
JUNE: Savannah finished out her time on tour with The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, playing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, and Hermia in a Midsummer Night's Dream. She'll be returning to the theatre this fall for their Mainstage production of RED VELVET.
JUNE: She attended SeriesFest in Denver, an independent TV pilot festival where she attended panels with the likes of Kim Cattrall, Jami Rudofsky, Grace Wu, Jennifer Salke, Tracey Pakosta, Lauren Ash and Jason Ritter.
The 2016 touring ensemble of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey was featured on Channel One News in celebration of the 400th year anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. Clips from their production of Romeo & Juliet (in which Savannah plays Juliet) are featured in the news segment along with a short clip from an interview with Savannah and her Romeo (Will Hoeschler). Click HERE to check it out.
Savannah was excited to return to the MY LIFE AS MORGAN set in December to complete episode 3 of the original series. Savannah plays Emma, one half of the two-person shade brigade of Big House Records who's always game to gossip (RIGHT). Click HERE to watch the episode (Savannah's part starts around 2:30).
A satyrical short story, a new take on Curious George, entitled VERY CURIOUS INDEED penned by Savannah was featured in The Joust Theatre Company's January sketch show at The Duplex in NYC.
Premiering on January 6th, this episode of the new series BLOOD FEUDS reveals the true story behind the rivalry that inspired the blockbuster hit film, Gangs of New York. Savannah played the wife of John Morrisey, an irishman who's said to have led the skull-cracking Irish Catholic gang called The Dead Rabbits. More information on the series here.
Joust's production of ASSISTANCE closed with a bang. The Joust Theatre Company was formed by Savannah and her peers during their final year at NYU Tisch / Atlantic Acting School. For this production, she played Heather the always-anxious assistant to the largest CEO in New York.
First half of production was a success. Can't wait for the next installment! Savannah is playing EMMA, the sassy office gossip monger.
The alien play was a hit! Savannah played "Gortron," the overly anxious alien who is in way over her head with an abduction. Play by Madison Seely and Patches Aloha. Directed by Felicia Lobo.
Savannah gets excited anytime she gets to visit her home state of Louisiana for work. This weekend she worked on the set of a popular network television series. Details coming soon, pictured is Savannah and her first stunt double!
Savannah's pumped to be brought on board with this comedic web series. My Life as Morgan revolves around Morgan O'Brien, who has worked at Big House Records for three years in the same entry level position and has recently found herself in an unfortunate predicament of unrequited love amongst co-workers. Savannah will be playing a fellow employee of Big House Records. Follow the show @mlamwebseries ; Production begins in September 2015!
With two back-to-back, high-spirited performances for two full audiences on August 17th, The Joust Theatre Company's evening of new works was a success! One of the featured one acts was It's Hard to be Boiled by Ian Young, in which Savannah played an egg in the last twelve minutes of its life before becoming boiled.
This summer, Savannah entered once again into the Forest of Arden for As You Like It. Savannah treasured her time playing Celia in Atlantic Acting School's MainStage production, so was delighted to dive back into this text as the proud and disdainful shepherdess, Phoebe and the singing forester, Amiens, with No Stone Productions. August 2nd marked their final performance. Directed by Dan Hasse, artistic director of Shakespeare in the Square.
At the end of May, Savannah officially graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama and a minor in media, culture and communications. During her time at NYU she studied at the acting conservatory of the Atlantic Theater Company and Stonestreet Studios, a commercial, film, and TV conservatory. She also studied abroad in France, where she brushed up on her French language and bread-eating skills.
Started off the summer with a staged reading of The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman at The Pearl Theater Company, directed by Paul Schnee, CSA. Savannah reprised the role of Mary Tilford, after working with Paul on the same show during her time at Atlantic Acting School.
CAST: Jessica Hecht, Phyllis Somerville, Megan Ketch, Susan Pourfar, Daniel Eric Gold, Erin Wilhelmi, Erin Brownett, Jenny Carlson, Melanie Ward, Mina Walker, Kelley Dugan, and Paul Richards
Savannah performed in a one-night-only performance of Terry's Surprise Party as the manipulative goth child, Katerina. Directed by Knud Adams, and written by Xavier Galva to kick off Clubbed Thumb's 20th Annual Summerworks Festival starting in June.
A staged reading of Veggie Date, a new play written by Ella Smith and directed by Madeline Mahoney, was performed on an NYC rooftop as the first installment of Cue for Passion Collective's Rooftop Reading Series. Savannah played the play's protagonist, Lucy, a perky vegan-activist embracing life in the city after moving from the boondocks of Minnesota. The air was fresh, the skyline was beautiful and the play was a hit!
Savannah has joined the reading committee for the Storytellers Initiative of SeriesFest: Season One, which showcases pilot scripts that have not yet been produced. The Storytellers Initiative will be one portion of the first installment of SeriesFest (think "Sundance for TV pilots") going up in Denver this summer.
Just under a month after Atlantic Theatre Company's Camp Kappawanna completed its last day of summer camp, the production received an Off-Broadway Alliance Award Nomination and Savannah's feeling pretty peachy about it. Check out the announcement on Broadway.com here.
The video is for a song off of the alternative rap artist's highly anticipated upcoming album and will be released in June. Dylan had 25,000+ downloads on his last EP and has surpassed 1 million views on his youtube channel. He was also selected byBillboard.com as a top-15 "Next Big Sound" artist in 2012. This upcoming video installment is set to create a buzz worth tuning into. http://www.dylanowenmusic.com
Savannah played the role of Carol, Ned's catty teen girlfriend, in this short film in January. Just a month after graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, this role marked her first post-grad film gig! As the team submits to festivals around the world, they've also recently launched an IndieGoGo campaign to support some post-production needs. Check out the campaign page here and the IMDb page for the film here.
Savannah playing the "eerily perfect Jane" in the "fresh and funny new musical! Expertly directed with abundant humor and heart!" -New York Times (full review here) / Photo by Ahron R. Foster
CAMP KAPPAWANNA, now a New York Times Critics' Pick, will continue to thrill kids and kids-at-heart alike at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater for its final weekend after a month-long stint. After co-writing the show's music and lyrics, Grammy-nominated Lisa Loeb, quickly became an enthusiastic collaborator with Camp K's cast and band. Watch Lisa speak about Camp Kappawanna on ABC's The Chew here!