During middle school, Leah convinced her parents to transform their basement into a theater (complete with bed sheet curtains), where she pioneered a small drama club with friends and family members. Over the next 13 years, she worked as an actor, mime, playwright, drama educator, director and freelance theater critic. Favorite collaborations include teaching for DramaKids International and organizing PR/marketing for several community theaters in Rochester, NY. Among her recent credits is directing an original production of Edgar Lee Masters’s Spoon River Anthology and performing in The Vagina Monologues at Syracuse University. Leah is currently pursuing her master’s degree in arts journalism at the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She also works part-time as communications coordinator for the Office of the Arts Presenter and co-manages GreenRoomReviews.com, a regional theater review website.
BWW Reviews: Geva Theatre Center's Season Closer is a Happy Reverie
May 18, 2013
Audiences can expect a whimsical adaptation of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
BWW Reviews: Rochester Audiences Go 'Clubbing' at Geva Theatre
March 21, 2013
The Mainstage production of Karen Zacarias's "The Book Play" is anything but bookish
BWW Reviews: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Socially Conscious Theater
February 1, 2013
Rochester's Geva Theatre Center produces the newest version of Mike Daisey's "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" through February 10
BWW Reviews: Geva Theatre's SUPERIOR DONUTS Serves Sweet Sampling of Relationships
April 12, 2012
Tracy Letts's script is brought to life by a small, intimate cast sprinkled with local performers.
BWW Reviews: RED Paints a Portrait of Humanity at Syracuse Stage
March 19, 2012
Humanity's penchant for observing suffering is part of the reason breaking news segments, thriller novels, soap operas and horror movies thrive: these mediums contain stories filled with elements of dread. Life is painted with such events that both equalize and alienate people from one another. But what happens when suffering sparks art, and art sparks debate?
BWW Reviews: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE is Part History Lesson, Part Life Lesson
February 6, 2012
Powerhouse cast -- led by Greta Oglesby -- begins performance run at Syracuse Stage