Actor's PHYSICAL TRAITS (use format on the "Before Applying" page)
Ethnicity: Caucasian - Irish Ancestry
Height: 5' 9"
Eyes: Golden Brown
Hair length: Medium
Hair color: Medium Auburn
Dress Size 18
Shirt Size XL-2X
Pant Size 18-20
Build: Curvy, Proportionate - large build
Horsemanship - Western style
Voiceover Training and Experience
Performing Arts Instructor - High School - Standup Comedy
Skilled at driving a standard or automatic transmission
Rifle and pistol Marksmanship
OTHER SKILLS INCLUDE:
Amatuer Mechanic - Most Cars
A very elastic and expressive face, able to change expressions easily
Unlimited Character Personalities
Easy to Direct
Can change voice tone smoothly
Work well with children and teens
Actor's Performance Skills:
Baseball, Basketball, Bicycling-general, Boating - engine, Body Surfing, Boogie Boarding, Bowling, Canoeing, Chainsaw, Comedian, Cry-on-Cue, Cycling, Dance -swing, Diving, Driving - car, Driving - stick shift-standard, Equestrian-bareback, Equestrian - general, Equestrian - Western, Firearms - pistols, Firearms - rifles, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Football, Frisbee - general, Frisbee - freestyle, Hiking, Host, Impressionist, Improvisation, Jump Rope, Kayaker, Mime, Motorcycle Riding - general, Motor scooter, Mountain Biking, Professional Speaker, Running - general, Shooting - revolver, Shooting - rifle, Singer - Alto, Singer - Soprano, Singer - Tenor, Singer - Mezzo Soprano, Snorkeling, Snow Skiing - general, Snow Skiing - cross country, Snow Skiing - freestyle, Snowmobile, Snowshoe, Softball, Swimming - general ability, Swimming - back stroke, Swimming - breast stroke, Swimming - freestyle, Tennis, Trampoline, Voices-characters, Volleyball - indoor (6 on 6), Volleyball - general ability, Water Skiing - general, Industry Professional
Recent acting experience (use the format on the Before Applying page):
December 2012 - Present - Private Certified Acting and Stage Comedy Private School started.
January 2012 - present - Original/Creative Comedy Instructor - Performing Arts Program for Southeastern Regional Voc. Tech. high school
April 2011 - January 2012 - Standup Comedy Instructor at Southeastern Regional Voc. Tech. High School for the performing arts major.
April-June 2011 - Here Comes the Boom - Feature Film - Wealthy MMA Enthusiest - Columbia Pictures
March 2011 - The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange - Supporting role (Lead) Edward's Mother - Directed by Ross Klein
March 2011 - Let the Block Know - Supporting Role Debra - Directed by Lynn Koster & Lai-San
October 2010 - Blur Feature Film - Support Group Leader - Primary Role
September 2010 - Celebrity Ghost Stories - Character Reinactor
September 2010 - YoungProsTV - Interview
October 2010 - American Science & Eng. - SmartCheck Body Model
March 2011 - "The Office Can be Murder" as Diane - Frank Hauser
December 2010 - "The Office Can Be Murder" - Comedy Theater Productions - Role of Diane
2011 Spring Season - "Finnegan's Wake" - Comedy Theater Productions
Stand Up Comedy Comedian - Various Venues - Companies worked with are both Private & with The Scene Machine - Original Comedy Scripts
Spreading the News Mrs. Tarpey - Primary - ICC Drama Group - Canton, MA - Directed by Ann Donahay
Riders to the Sea - Maura - Primary Role - ICC Drama Group - Canton, MA - Directed by Patrick and Marie Curley
Prisoner of Second Avenue - Edna Edison - Primary Role - University of Alaska, Anchorage - Director Tom Burnet
Only our Rivers Run Free - Mary Bodle - Historical Character - Primary Role - ICC Drama Group - Canton, MA - Director Ann Donahay
The Sea Galley & Miller High Life present a Night of Improv - Comedian Headliner for the Scene Machine improv comedy troupe at the Sea Galley - Director/Producer Anne Borsht
Agnes of God – Role of Agnes – Produced by the Scene Machine and director, Anne Borsht
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Role of Titania - Queen of the Fairies - Dimond Theatre - Director Patty Steen
WTM Communications, Inc. - Voicemail Personality
Copperwood Real Estate, Inc. - Voiceover Personality
Became an expert at taking direction from an early age via consistant training with several experienced directors. Never afraid of straight forward critisism while in any professional acting setting and I learned how to become more adept at perfecting my skills via blunt and honest trainers. This propelled me into being one of the most saught after and sometimes feared competitor while on the Drama/Speech team with no losses and over 35 first place awards in acting and public speaking categories for 7 years.
1974 – Present – Ongoing formal voice training. Curently coaching with Lau Lapides Studio - Lau Lapides.
2010 – September 18 – Acting in Boston – Class – Carolyn Pickman of CP Casting
2010 – September 8 – Global Casting and the Internet Seminar with Nancy Bishop
2010 – September 8 – Acting without saying a Word – John Sudol – Acting Coach from North Hollywood
2006 – Organized and initiated a new Drama group for Holy Trinity Lutheran church.
1972 – 2004 – Ongoing training in Community Theatre Productions with multiple Actors, Directors and experts in the business.
1988 – 1992 - University of Alaska, Anchorage - Major in Theatre and minors in Psychology and English. Several college performances, one year of formal stage dialect training to properly understand tones and what goes into various accents.
1986 – 1987 - Dimond High School, Anchorage, AK - Reg. Choir, Speech & Drama Team, 3 after school acting focus groups for serious performers
1985 – 1986 - Bartlett High, Anchorage, AK - Reg. Choir, Speech & Drama Team, Stage Dialect
1984 – 1985 - Quincy Senior High School, IL - Reg. Choir, Swing Choir, Speech & Drama Team
Training or acting classes (class name, teacher & where):
University of Alaska, Anchorage - Major in Theatrical Arts, BA in English Lit., BA in Psychology, Minor Specialty Training in Character Acting and Stage Dialects
Southeastern Reg. Voc. Tech
Performing Arts Instructor - How to Manage Secondary Education Students in a Classroom Successfully - Workshosp - Alex Benedict - 1 year plus of training
Dallas Trevors Marketing Your Acting Business
Lau Lapides Studios - Voiceover Coaching, Workshop with Global Casting
Nancy Bishop, The Language of the Face - 3 day intensive program (10 hour days) John Sudol - L.A. Casting Director
Both the Illinois and the Alaskan Forensics Leagues In College and High School:
3 specialty programs for those of us in Athletic Competitions for Speech and Drama, Private Intensive Training Sessions with Tom Burnett, Mrs. Ahrens, and Patty Steen National Allumni in Forensic League Athletic Competitions.
National Forensic League Alumni - 1987 - First Most Valuable Player in Athletics award given to a non-sports related team member recipient
DDF (Drama, Debate, Forensics). Winning over 21 First Place Trophies (6 For State, all were Regionals, and 15 awards for Sectionals) in the Humorous Interpretation category over 3 years.
DDF (Drama, Debate, Forensics). Winning 3 First Place Trophies (one in Regionals, and one in Sectionals) in the Oratorical Declamation category over 3 years
DDF (Drama, Debate, Forensics). Winning 10+ (1st Place as State Champions, 1986, ADDF Team - Duet for Agnes of God) First and Second Place in both solo and duet Dramatic Interp. over 3 year span.
DDF (Drama, Debate, Forensics). Winning 2 First Place Trophies (one State, one in Regionals) in the Prose Readings category over 3 years
National Thespian Society - Troupe 1185 - Since April 25, 1985
Employee Excellence Award, Veterans Admin (for creating the security procedure for Homeland Security employee background check)
Stand Up Comedy Instructor - Southeastern Reg. Voc. Tech High School - Performing Arts Department
Stage Dialects - Expert dialects in Irish/Scottish/British as well as several others.
Other work, hobbies, charities, etc. in which this actor is involved:
Volunteer with the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team as well as various projects supporting our disabled veterans, Camping, Fishing, Boating, Cooking, Decorating our Home, Appraising and purchasing antique furniture and Coca Cola Memorabilia, Attending Live Auctions, Working on my car, attending car shows, going to the shooting range and perfecting my shot.
VOICE ARTISTS ONLY [you must have a professinal demo to upload]: llustrative 1-word descriptions for this actor's voice (e.g. conversational, announcer, warm, etc.):
Impersonations (non-celebrity), Stage Dialects/Accents Formal Training - Expert Irish (Northern), Most American accents - East Coast and South (Deep South and Mid-Atlantic)
My personal accent is midwestern, pleasant, and conversational. I have been told that I have a naturally sweet tone as well, which is kind, friendly, and welcoming. My singing voice is soprano. I can easily transition between a sexy tone, a slow southern drawl, or even a Texas twang. My vocal range for characters is between a calming/motherly tone to a deeper more serious tone. I can also easily switch my voice around to match how I feel certain characters would sound such as whiney, loud, silly, mean, or even tone deaf.
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Becki, I know, I know, but I had a class in standup comedy to create and teach. Then the school told me yesterday that they were not going to pick up the class again in the spring due to the noise level. Ummm, it's standup comedy, a room full of high school class clowns being funny together, yeah, it might be noisy...oh well, at least now I have some awesome new material teaching the class PLUS all of my former students are boycotting at school, I love them...
Hi Renee, I did not get a call back on the Storyteller How did you make out hope you get cast for the role Have an audition a cp casting on thursday for a vo and submitted for a role in the indie film The Diner Just was contacted for an audition for Stuck think that is an Emerson project I am passing that up I just heard from off duty players a dinner theater group in CT I have an audition with them on Monday
I just keep on trying and look for interesting roles Look forward to meeting you soon
Have you heard from anyone about Finnegans Wake. They usually send out emails sometime in Feb let me know if you hear anything I will do the same.
Feel free to email at email@example.com I do not always check messages on this site. How did the LDI audition go that sounds fantastic....
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