- Difficult People
In May 2017 I booked and shot a principal role on an episode of Hulu’s original sitcom Difficult People! Jeffrey Walker directed, and I had the privilege to share a scene with Billy Eichner, Jackie Hoffman, and Fred Armisen. It was an utterly wonderful experience. Difficult People Season 3, episode 9 (“Code Change”) will air on Hulu on August 8th.
- Theatre Callbacks
Most recently I was called back for leading roles in The Artificial Jungle with Theater Breaking Through Barriers and A Brief History of Penguins and Promiscuity with Depot Theatre.
- TV Auditions
In recent months I was called in to read for roles on Homeland, Difficult People, and an ESPN commercial.
- New headshots
In April and May 2016 I had new headshots taken with Ambe J Photography. Please check out my photographs on the Photos page.
- Musical Theatre Master Class with Bob Kale
In May 2016 I attended a fantastic master class in musical theatre audition preparation with casting director Bob Kale.
- “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with Gorilla Repertory Theatre
In August 2015 I had the great pleasure of playing the part of Bottom in Gorilla Repertory Theatre’s magical outdoor production of “A Midsumemr Night’s Dream.” We performed it on a playground. It was awesome. Artistic Director Christopher Carter Sanderson directed. This was my fourth production with Gorilla Rep. (Last year I played Flute/Thisby/Peaseblossom in the same production.)
- They Might Be Giants music video
In February 2015 I booked and shot a featured role in an official music video for They Might Be Giants’ new song “Erase,” directed by Phillip Maniaci at Tofu Bandit Media. This fan-made music video won an official contest hosted by the band, and was personally selected by guest judge Black Francis (of The Pixies) to become an official music video, released on TMBG’s YouTube page and band website. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfZ-dSLIVkE
- Actor Seeks Role
In July 2014 I booked and shot a supporting role in the short film “Actor Seeks Role,” starring Dylan Baker and Alex Karpovsky. Award-winning filmmaker Michael Tyburski directed. This was a fantastic opportunity and a great experience.
- I’m Not Colorblind
In May 2014 I booked and shot a supporting role in Asian-American Film Lab’s short film “I’m Not Colorblind”. Justin C. Lee directed. “I’m Not Colorblind” premiered at the 72 Hour Shootout film competition. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69YjOg2yRm8
- Our Bar
Since October 2011 I’ve been a company member of project:theatre’s monthly live sketch comedy show OUR BAR. I’ve performed in four of their shows, and one of my sketches was featured in the December show. OUR BAR runs on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm and 9pm at Failte Irish Whiskey Bar at 531 Second Ave. www.OurBarNYC.com
- Sketch Comedy Webseries: Bad Auditions
and Josh Silverman Saves the Internet!
Since December 2010 I’ve written and starred in two sketch comedy webseries: Bad Auditions and Josh Silverman Saves the Internet! I’ve shot over two dozen episodes so far. You can find both series at www.FunnyOrDie.com/Bad_Episode and www.YouTube.com/Akter11.