- 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.
- Television auditions
In recent months I’ve been called in to read for roles on The Deuce, Broad City, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Deadbeat, Royal Pains, Model Woman, and Story of Vice.
- “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.
- The Gumnast
In June 2014 I booked and shot a lead role in Gladys Productions’ short film “The Gumnast.” Sharif Ahmed directed.
- 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
- My Not So subConscious
I’ve been cast in a recurring role in both the webseries and the TV pilot versions of Asian American Film Lab’s comedy My Not So subConscious. The show is currently in pre-production.
- Sasketch Show
In summer 2013 I booked and shot an episode of the sketch comedy webseries Sasketch Show. You can find me in the episode Jesus of Nazareth: The Last Summer, and you can view it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7YmlPjP5uM.
- Other webseries
I booked principal roles in the webseries Hear Me Roar and NYC Dealers. Both are in pre-production.
- 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.
- Bright House Networks Commercial
In December 2011 I booked and shot a commercial for Bright House Networks’ “Hello Friend” campaign. They flew me down to Tampa, FL for the shoot. It was a treat to walk around in short sleeves in December. The commercial ran in Florida and the Midwest. It can also be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipl4r9yecxc.