Arlene won't stop talking about the fact that after two reconstructive ACL surgeries, grad school, natural gas poisoning, and getting hit by a semi-truck, she's still alive. If she doesn't stop talking about these things, however, one of her friends might just kill her.
That being said, she has a unique artistic viewpoint. The semi-truck crushed her car about two weeks after she graduated with her MFA (and less than six months after the second ACL surgery), so her perspective shifted immediately. Every day when she wakes up she asks herself, "What would I rather be doing?" and if the answer isn't, "Living in New York and building an artistic career," then she'll immediately leave and go do whatever came to mind. After all, she might get hit by another truck any day.
*Staying true to her word, 2020 was a horrendous shitshow and it sent Arlene on a solo cross country road trip adventure. She's NYC based, but with the world being the way it is right now, the industry essentially shut down, and the fact that she cannot leave the U.S., she's traveling the states and seeing where life takes her next. Follow her on Instagram for more frequent updates*
Arlene is also an advocate for artists' financial independence. Since moving to NYC in 2017, she has self-produced two shows (123, a Play About Abandonment and Ballroom Dancing & CRY WOLF), created a free job-search webinar called "Get the Job" for creatives and other people looking to break out of shift-work to find better-suited jobs and remote work.
To work with Arlene (theatrical & film producing at a microbudget level, writing career questions, writing editing and consulting work, acting coaching, etc), message her on the CONTACT page. Side note- if you ask her directly, she is in Phase 3 of her World Domination plot. There are 5 Phases and you'll know when she's completed her mission.