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NEWS & UPDATES
November- December 2022 Iris will star as Sally Bowles in Asolo Rep's Cabaret directed by Josh Rhodes! She follows the footsteps of Dee Dee Bridgewater in France as one of the first Black actresses to play the role.
Iris will be playing a Hunnie in Long Wharf Theatre’s staged reading of Jelly’s Last Jam starring Sydney James Harcout, Bryan Terrell Clark, and Tina Fabrique, September 2022
Tickets are already sold out for Canada’s first annual Broadway By the Sea where Iris will perform alongside Broadway veterans Christine Dwyer, Tony LaPage, and Matt Deangelis!
In March 2020 Iris began rehearsals to play Sarah in Ragtime at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley with former Artistic Director Robert Kelley, which was postponed. But the show finally completed its run this summer June 2022! More info available HERE
Broadway Debut! Iris is playing The Narrator Alternate, the only speaking role, in The Little Prince at The Broadway Theatre. More information available here.
"Don't Stay Safe" was nominated for a 2021 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Digital Theatre, Individual Production where Iris played Frankie, a young lawyer fighting to protect her partner and younger brother in NYC Summer 2020.
Iris completed recording for "ICONS/IDOLS: Irene", the musical audio drama about Byzantine Empresses, in Spring 2021.
Content now available on all major platforms.
Spring 2021 Iris became a Field Organizer for Eliza Orlins running for Manhattan DA in the NYC Primaries after working with the Iowa Democratic Party during 2020 Presidential Election in Polk County, one of the state's largest districts.
November 2020, Iris won the Audelco "VIV" Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker. The production also won 4 other categories including Best Musical, Best Musical Direction, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor in a musical. www.lamama.org/shows/josephine-baker
Op-ed titled "Beyond the 'Year of Return' or Black Oburoni"
Iris will star in the new musical The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise
of Josephine Baker as Josephine, opening Nov 21-Dec 1at La MaMa Theatre.
Winter 2020, Iris participated in The Dogs of Pripyat, a new musical Concert: Music by Aron Accurso, Lyrics by Jill Abramovitz
book by Leah Napolin and Jill Abramovitz.
"Inspired by the true story of the abandoned dogs of Chernobyl who learned to survive and even thrive under unimaginable circumstances, The Dogs of Pripyat is an evening of heartbreak, hope, and humor that explores the inextinguishable desire in all of us to live when life seems least possible."