Member's PHYSICAL TRAITS (use format on the "Before Applying" page)
Hair length: Long
Hair Color: Salt & Pepper
Shoe: 6, 6.5, 7
Body Markings: None
Build or Body Style: Slight
Special Wardrobe: Victorian, Civil War, 80's, 90's 50's, 60's. 70's, current upscale and casual, fantastical characters, peasant
Other: Have a slight mobility issues; can walk short distances unaided, use a cane outdoors, a Voyager Walking Scooter for long distances and shopping (see photos)
Recent acting experience (use the format on the Before Applying page):
FILM & TV:
Island Zero, Ruth
The Last Poker Game, The Woman
Hunting Game, The Woman
Ida's 85th Birthday Party, Ida,
Olive Kitteridge, Mrs. Merriman, HBO
Glass, A Love Story, in production, Lillian
American Templars, ATLLC, Adelaide Yarborough
Spirit of Salem, Van Ness Creative, Bessie Monroe
I Fell Silent, Omnes Productions. Grandmother (Lead)
Salem: Unmasking the Devil, National Geographic Channel, Rebecca Nurse
Training Video, Boston Medical Communications, Mrs. Fusco (severe Hypertension)
Cambridge Honda, Commercial, Sound & Vision Media, Edna
At Our Age, Creative Media, Doris
Primal Fear, Northern Lights Productions, Praying Woman
Twelve, "September", Joan Meister, Dir., Featured Cameo
Training videos, Beth Israel Hospital Reynolds Project. Mama Maria
Mysterious Journeys, Authentic Entertainment for The Travel Channel, Rebecca Nurse
Exorcism, Engel Entertainment, History Channel, Georgia Manukas, Director, Grandmother
Be Jubilant My Feet, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Principal Singer
Vasilisa The Beautiful, New England Russian Theatre Festival Director A Graetz; Nana Lead
The Entertainer, Playwrights' Platform Maxine
Sailors' Lives and Sailors' Wives Mary Carpenter, Mary Kearney, Lucy German
Consent, Bay Colony Productions Defense Lawyer
Mantangler, Workshop Production Nurse
The Women by Claire Booth Luce; Directed by Marianne Phinney Mrs. Morehead
Heroic & Outrageous Women
Women, Boston & the Songs That Were So Dear
Tidebook by Dillon Bustin Created the role of Nancy Luce
Performances in Boston, Plymouth, MA and on Martha's Vineyard.
Playwrights Quadrangle weekend of Short Plays
The Test by Paul Kahn Principal Role: Mrs. Nash
The Woman with No Nose by Joe Byers Principal Role: Mrs. Veneer
Herring Run ArtsFest;
Searching Paradise, by Yale Wong, Directed by Jane O'Reilly Female Lead, Lillian
Insomnia, by Pat Gabridge, directed by Jane Caplan Female Lead, Mary
Potter Road School After School Theatre programs
Alice's Adventures Writer, Director
Haunted City, Salem, MA:
My Three Poppets, Witch House Story Teller
**-*-*-*-*-*-** The Proper Ladies **-*-*-*-*-*-**
Principal Singer, Artistic Director
Songs and parlor ballads of the nineteenth century performed in a-cappella arrangements by an outstanding duo. Appearances available on request.
Festival of Light & Song Creator, Artistic Director, Principal Singer
Created and directed a fully staged Winter Holiday Fantasy/musical production featuring a cast of up to 30 singers and actors. Both children and adults performed in this production that featured audience participation, acappella song, fantastical creatures and exciting and original lighting effects.
A Midwinter Feast - Radio Broadcast Creator, Director, Principal Singer, Narrator
National Broadcast -- 1991
Anabel & Wild Rose - A-cappella ensemble that performed music from many cultures in the U.S. and Europe.
The Bawdy Ladies Soloist, co-creator
Laduvane Principal Singer, Director
A women's ensemble that performed traditional a-cappella song from Eastern Europe and the Balkan countries.
Training or acting classes (class name, teacher & where):
Performance techniques, Eloise Ristad, private classes
Acting, Ted Kasanoff, Boston University
Acting, Lloyd Richards, Boston University
Commercials, Tom Kemp, C P Casting
On Camera, Peter Kelley, C P Casting
Acting Coach, Peter Kelley, C P Casting
On Camera, Lau Lapides, Lau Lapides Studio
Auditioning, Angela Peri, Boston Casting
Other non-acting related work, hobbies or charities (not skills) in which this actor is involved (1 or 2 word descriptions):
Private lessons, classes and workshops for non-singers and beginning to advanced singers in Vocal Techniques; Bel Canto, Balkan and Folk vocal styles, Ensemble Techniques and Harmony Improvisation. These workshops have been presented for organizations and festivals throughout the United States and Canada including The School at the Music Emporium, Cambridge, MA; New England Conservatory of Music; Goddard College; The University of Wisconsin; McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA.; the Vancouver Folk Festival; The Eisteddfod and the Flower Carol Dulcimer Festival. Currently teaching at Lau Lapides Studio in Wellesley.
Judge for the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild competition.
Awesome song leader; I know how to get people to sing!
At The Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Created and taught the perennially popular class Song for Non Singers as well as Basic Vocal Techniques, Extend Your Voice, Rounds, Drones & Chords, Performance Techniques and The Happy Birthday Seminar.
Hobbies include plants and gardening and photography.
Fulbright Scholar 1986-87: researched Vocal techniques in Bulgaria; informal work in France and Yugoslavia
Research material for Proper Ladies Programmes; write scripts.
Other Interests: Extensive Costume Collection, Cook, Garden, Cats, Travel, Photography, Computer Publications and Databases, Create Bead Jewelry; folk and traditional song.
Languages: Speak: Bulgarian, French. Sing in over twenty languages and dialects including Bulgarian, French, Russian, Ladino, Hebrew, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, Italian, Yiddish, Spanish and Latin.
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