With nearly 18 years of experience as a writer/performer, I wet my feet in the underground Las Vegas theatre scene. Whether it was off strip, Shakespearean, street theatre, community productions, non-profit or a 90-seat black box housed behind a bondage shop, I was just happy to be part of the show and engaging an audience through storytelling. Having an extensive background in Pencak Silat, an Indonesian-Malaysian martial art, I connected with other martial artists and stunt performers to learn how to create safe, dynamic and effective fights for stage and screen.
In Las Vegas, I began writing and enrolled with The Second City, performing bi-weekly at their SET shows and pushing the improv envelope with how to make an absolute fool of oneself while co-founding a modest, award winning film company. In early 2008, I made my way to LA and have worked with FOX, BET, Nippon Television and more on The Mindy Project, Played By Fame, The World's Astonishing News! and the throwback horror The Millennium Bug, respectively. I also created Matchstick McCoy, a spoof on the 70's exploitation era of cinema, which continues today in its various forms.
Having a love of celebrating life, collaborating and learning, I continue to write, create, act, direct and pursue whatever means of artistic release that can be found in the subtext of a page, on a stage, or in this digital age. Some of my most memorable theatre experiences to date have been: Orpheus Descending (LVLT), Golden Boy (Ira Aldridge Theatre Co.) and the sleep deprived 24 Hour Theater (hosted by ITM).
Currently, in post-production on the documentary, Cowboy Poetry
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