Jillian is thrilled to announce that she’s joining the cast of Dana Kallan’s dark comedy PLAYDATE going up at Dixon Place at the end of September. Stay tuned for more details!
After four years of blood, sweat, and tears, she finally earned her BFA in Acting from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. A special thanks to the friends and teachers who made it all worth it!
Jillian is happy to announce that she will be playing Stephanie in Whale Bus’s new podcast musical, “Childish”. The show revolves around a college RA who aspires to be a rapper like his idol Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino), as well as his relationships with his coworkers and Stephanie, their well-meaning, though problematic boss. The score is incredible and the book is hilarious - Jillian can’t wait to share her work on this project!
Before Jillian graduates in May, you’ll be able to catch her in a short play titled “Gently Used Oranges” at the Experimental Theatre Wing in NYU Tisch, directed by Roshni Lavelle. Link for tickets will be posted shortly!
This fall, Jillian began studying at Stonestreet Studio in order to get a deeper understanding of how to act for film and TV.
In July, 2018, Jillian became a member of the non-equity acting company at the Flea Theater, “The Bats.” She participated in two Serials cycles and can be found volunteering her time around the theater in the office and at the front desk!
From early May to late August, Jillian worked for the Public and New York Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare in the Park productions as a Production Intern. The season included Othello, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Twelfth Night (written by Kwame Kwei-Armah, music by Shaina Taub), directed by Oskar Eustis, and a revival of The Gospel at Colonus, directed by Bob Telson, among other works.
As an Acting Apprentice at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Jillian worked both on and off stage for the Tony Award-winning festival this summer. Highlights include acting in two short plays in the Directing Studio, and being run crew for both The Roommate (by Jen Silverman, starring S. Epatha Merkereson, and Jane Kaczmarek), and The Clean House (by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Rebecca Taichman, starring Jessica Hecht, Jayne Atkinson, Priscilla Lopez, Bernard White, and Guenia Lemos).