Member's PHYSICAL TRAITS (use format on the "Before Applying" page)
Ethnicity: Caucasian - Irish Ancestry
Height: 5' 9"
Eyes: Brown with Golden Flecks
Hair length: Long
Hair color: Black
Hair Characteristics - Soft, Loose Curls
Dress Size 18
Shirt Size 2X
Pant Size 18-20
Consistent Professional Demeanor
Will work long hours
Commands and Displays Respect in ANY situation
Can separate my Professional life from my Personal life (keeping the Drama on the stage/screen only)
Work well with children and teens
Excellent Comedic timing
Listens to and can understand Directions without prompting
Advanced Experience in Script Memorization
Advanced Training Experience in Memorizing Blocking Directions
Northern Irish - Belfast
Specific Training in the distinctive dialect of people from the Aran Islands "The Isle of Man" in Ireland
Training Experience in all general dialects throughout North America. Accents from all of Canada to Southern Texas as well as from Virginia to Idaho.
Specialty US Dialect Training in accents within New York City, Boston, the Midwest, Kentucky and Alabama.
Member's Performance Skills:
Baseball, Basketball, Bicycling-general, Billiards-Pool, Boating - engine, Boogie Boarding, Bowling, Canoeing, Chainsaw, Comedian, Cry-on-Cue, Cycling, Dance -swing, Dance - tap, Diving, Driving - car, Driving - stick shift-standard, Drums, Equestrian-bareback, Equestrian - general, Equestrian - Western, Firearms - pistols, Firearms - rifles, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Football, Frisbee - general, Frisbee - freestyle, Golf, Hiking, Host, Ice Skating, Impressionist, Improvisation, Jet Skier, Jump Rope, Kayaker, Mime, Motorcycle Riding - general, Motor scooter, Mountain Biking, Percussion, Professional Speaker, Running - general, Shooting - revolver, Shooting - rifle, Sign Language, Singer - Alto, Singer - Soprano, Singer - Tenor, Singer - Mezzo Soprano, Skateboard - street, Snorkeling, Snow Skiing - general, Snow Skiing - cross country, Snow Skiing - freestyle, Snowmobile, Snowshoe, Softball, Swimming - general ability, Swimming - back stroke, Swimming - breast stroke, Swimming - butterfly, Swimming - freestyle, Tennis, Trampoline, Voices-characters, Volleyball - indoor (6 on 6), Volleyball - general ability, Water Skiing - general, Whistler, Yoga, Industry Professional
Recent acting experience (use the format on the Before Applying page):
September 2015 - Casting/Theatrical Director, "Annie"
July-August 2015 - Comedy Instructor for 2 separate 4 day intensive workshops.
January 2015 - April 2015 - Portrayed the character of "Mattie Fae Aiken" in the play, "August: Osage County" - (Main Role - Supporting)
September 2014 - Little Women - Hannah (supporting role)
July - August 2014 - Enchanted April - Lead Role of Lottie Wilkins
June 2014 - Mystery Cafe Private Corporate Event - Finnegan's Wake - "Imma Wobblerski"
March 2014 - Mystery Cafe Finnegans Wake - Drunken Bridesmaid
March 2013 - Mystery Cafe Finnegans Wake - Lotta Wailin
March 2012 - Mystery Cafe Finnegans Wake - Lotta Wailin
December 2010 - Present - "The Office Can Be Murder" Primary Role as "Diane Schrute - The Office Manager" - TeamBonding - Private/Corporate Dinner Theatre
May 2011 - March 2014 - Southeastern Regional High School
Performing Arts Instructor - Comedy.
June 2002 - Only our Rivers Run Free - Primary/Historical Role as Mary Bodell, IRA supporter and lover to Henry McCracken
February 2002 - Spreading the News, Irish Comedy - Lead Role "Mrs. Tarpey
September 2001 - Riders to the Sea, Irish Tragedy - Lead "Maurya"
June 2002 - Present - Lead Instructor, Acting Coach, Casting Director, Professional Workshop Instructor - Filedeacht Private Performing Arts School
May 1985 - Present - Stand Up Comic
June 2001 - Present Co-Founder and Lead Organizational Director - Irish Cultural Centre's Drama Troupe
May 2014 - April 2015 - Boxed in With You - Feature Film - Primary - "Olga" (www.boxedinwithyou.com)
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
March 2014 - "Sold in 60 Seconds" A&E Network Commercial - Wife of a Wealthy Real Estate Guru
October 2010 - Blur Feature Film - Support Group Leader - Primary
September 2010 - Celebrity Ghost Stories - Character Reenactor
October 2010 - American Science & Eng. - SmartCheck Body Model
WTM Communications, Inc. - Voicemail Personality
Copperwood Real Estate, Inc. - Voiceover Personality
I've always welcomed all forms of professional criticism, putting my ego aside to improve my skills. Even at such a young age, I knew how difficult it is for actors to move forward because of their inability to tune down their egos.
1974 – Present – Vocal training in the spoken word. Various private instruction from the Midwest to Alaska to Massachusetts
1982 - 1992 - National Drama/Debate/Forensic Competitor in a variety of Drama/Public Speaking categories. All-Time National Record Holder with the NDDF League
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 - the 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.
Training or acting classes (class name, teacher & where):
1995 - present - Filedheacht Music School - ONGOING private lessons as a vocalist
Sept 2014 - Dec 2015 - Massasoit Community College - completing an Assoc. for Liberal Arts in Theatre (Polishing my experience as a professional actress on the stage, I believe in continuing my education on a regular basis)
Jan 2015 - May 2016 - Bridgewater State University - Undergraduate in the Master's Program for their Theatrical Arts degree. (after graduating from Massasoit, earning a new B.A.)
March 2012 - November 2013 - Southeastern Regional Vocational Tech. Program "Successful Management for the Secondary Ed. Teacher's Classroom"
June 2010 - Present - Dallas Trevors "Marketing Your Acting Business"
June 2011 - August 2011 - Lau Lapides Studios - Voiceover Coaching, Workshop with Global Casting, Nancy Bishop
Dec 2010 - The Language of the Face - 3 day intensive program (10 hour days) John Sudol - L.A. Casting Director
Sept 1988 - Sept 1991 - University of Alaska, Anchorage - Theatrical Arts, English Lit., Psychology, Specialty Training in Character Acting and Stage Dialects
2014 - January - Awarded with the new title as an Official, Permanent Performing Artist by the Mystery Cafe Traveling Comedy Troupe
2012 - National Forensic League Lifetime Achievement Award
National Forensic League Alumni - 1987 - First Most Valuable Player in Athletics award given to a non-sports related team member recipient. (1925-1987 - the National Forensic League was considered a "Society" not a "League." 1987 Marked the year that Drama, Debate and Forensic players were recognized as an "Athletic Team"
NATIONAL FORENSIC LEAGUE AWARD RECORD BREAKDOWN
1984 - 1985 - Quincy Senior High in Illinois - Four 1st place trophies competing in the category of "Oratorical Declamation" - Speech Team won the Regional Title as a whole. Voted as Most Valuable Speaker.
1985 - 1986 - Bartlett Senior High, AK - Accumulated Sixteen Consecutive 1st Place Titles in the following categories - Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Duet Acting, Solo Acting, Extemporaneous Speaking, Prose.
***STATE CHAMPION for Solo Acting - 1985-86 school year***
1986 - 1987 - A.J. Dimond High School, AK - Accumulated Eighteen Consecutive 1st Place Titles in the following categories - Duet Acting, Solo Acting, Extemporaneous Speaking, Written Interp. and Humorous Interp.
***STATE CHAMPION for Solo Acting - 1986-87 school year***
April 25, 1985 - National Thespian Society - Troupe 1185
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 All U.S. Regions South of Illinois and Alaska.
Other non-acting related work, hobbies or charities (not skills) in which this actor is involved (1 or 2 word descriptions):
Volunteer with the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team as well as various projects supporting our disabled veterans, Paranormal Research, 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 professional demo to upload]: illustrative 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. Tone and pitch of voice comes across as kind, friendly, and welcoming.
HOWEVER, I can easily change vocal tones as well as my lingual style (from affluent to a lower level of education)
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 whiny, loud, silly, mean, or even tone deaf.
These vocal abilities have proven to be so convincing that I've mingled after a show with the audience and was accused of lying when I told her the character I portrayed (the Lead, actually). The role I portrayed was "Mauyra" in the Irish Tragedy, "Riders to the Sea." I made sure to use the dialect from that region of Ireland. I was also aged about 30 years or more with makeup, hair dye and such. However, the audience member from Ireland told me "It's impossible for an American to impersonate an Irish accent, you should be ashamed for taking credit!" I needed to have our director, from Dublin, back me up and assure her that I was indeed the Character of Mauyra!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org I do not always check messages on this site. How did the LDI audition go that sounds fantastic....
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