Go-Getter for the Greater good
Hope is a character actor and writer/director. An Alabama native, she grew up onstage at Mobile's Playhouse in the Park. She won Tulane University's Janice Torre Perky Award for Original Writing for her first play, Monopolis, which she also produced, directed, and in which she performed for her honors thesis.
Her first screenplay, Blood Rust, was an Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition quarter-finalist. Hope launched Brackish Films in 2016 to create challenging opportunities for underrepresented artists in the South. Hope's first narrative film writing/directing effort, My Lethal Weapon, in which she also starred, was an official selection at the Academy Award-qualifying Atlanta Film Festival, among others.
Hope has studied Meisner Technique with Tony-winner Mary Louise Wilson, screenwriting with Oscar-nominee Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia), playwriting with Emmy-nominee Eric Overmyer (The Wire, Tremé), and Suzuki Method with original company member Anthony Sandoval. Favorite stage credits include Penny in Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog, Jessica in This Is Our Youth, La Presidente de Tourvel in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank, and Julie in the original cast of Thin Walls.