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Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer
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Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer: Versatile Actress

Profile Information

Member's contact info (email and phone or agent):
Cell: 781-724-6083
Email: zinnia1@mac.com
Member's acting, voice or modeling web site:
http://www.sag.org/iactor/ZinniaPolitzer
Member's age range:
56-60, 61-65, 66-70
Member's Affiliations:
SAG-AFTRA
Member's PHYSICAL TRAITS (use format on the "Before Applying" page)
Ethnicity: Caucasian, able to portray Eastern European, French, Austrian, Italian, Russian, etc.
Height: 5" 1"
Eyes: Brown
Hair Length: Short
Hair Color: Brown with grey
Dress/ Suit: 10-12 (Medium)

SOME ABILITIES AND SPECIAL SKILLS:

Accents (British RP, German, Southern, more), medical terminology, Singer, solo/choral, Accent Coach, Reiki Practitioner, water aerobics, swimming freestyle, Autoharp , Harmonica, interviewer, Knit, Make Sushi, Scream PIERCINGLY, Use Chopsticks, Dog and Turtle Mom, Licensed driver of automatic 2010 Toyota Carolla, dark grey. Have valid passport.
My limp is great for some roles and it doesn’t matter for others.
Member's Performance Skills:
Animal Talent, Singer - Soprano, Swimming - freestyle
Recent acting experience (use the format on the Before Applying page):
FILM (Principal & Supporting):

Half the History, Joanne Kyger, Jennifer Burton, Five Sisters Productions. Tufts 2014

Malena V Malena, Landlady, Michela Smith 2014

Grampy's Secret, Grammy, Sara Fitzpatrick, 2013

The Coat, The Begger, Lauren Beader, 2013

Recall, Stella, Lai Jiang, 2013

Jeremiah Robs a Bank, Petunia, Michael Rose, 2013

Killer, Alice, Kristin Holodak, 2012

George, Kitty, Austin Pohlen, 2012

Skinheads In Love, Mrs Lipschitz, Dirk Wallace Craft 2012

At The Home, Mae, Senior Thesis film, Kevin Anton, 2012

Break, Julia, Jack Garret, 2012

With a Little Help From My Ukelele, Mother Nature, Hannah Davis,2011

Single Loaded Cylinder, The Judge, Shawn Gauvain, 2011

Franken Nun, The Franken Nun, Keven Reuning/Kyle Shevrin, 2011

All My Love, Dad, Julia, Paul Conley, 2011

Stuck, Gladys, Zandrak Productions, Andrew Hutcheson 2011

Down and Outbound, Religious Lady, ecmobile Productions, 2011

4 Cambridge Center, June, World Wide Studios, Zak Ray 2011

Dream Seller, The Dream Seller, Danny Lim 2010

The Tower St. Incident, Ms. Wellens, Garrett Beazley 2010

Extra Innings, "MAY", Alison Katinger, 2010

Yankees Suck, City Official, Director's Spec. Commercial, 2009

A Perfect Fit, Principal, Stella Quinzani, Finalist 48 Hour Film Festival, 2009

Sisters, Principal, Marian, Sofi Marshall, 2009


FEATURED EXTRA, TV & Film:

The Heat, Poker winner with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, Paul Feig, 1213
The Brotherhood, Harriet May Alton, Season 1, episode 9, Showtime

THEATER, Representative Roles:

The Vagina Monologues The Flood Blackburn Performing Arts , Gloucester
The LoveSuicide at Schofield Barracks Lucy Lake The Tannery, Newburyport
More and More Muriel The Firehouse Center, Newburyport
The Boss is Dead Mary Lee Leaky Roof Productions, Newburyport
Edith Stein Frau Stein Fiat Productions, Boston
The She Show Original Monologue Coast to Coast Theater, Wellesley
Rose Enters the Room Rose New Works Festival, Newuryport
Our Town** Dead Woman / Chorus Wheelock Family Theater, Boston
First Olympics Chieron The Playground, Boston
Marvin’s Room Bessie TAOS, Boston
Morbid Curiosity Mrs. Mole Boston Theater Works, Boston
Frog Princess Head fairy Boston Theater Works for Kids, Boston
Antigone Euridice / Chorus Out of the Blue Theater Co., Boston
Richard II Lord Ross Visions Theater Company, Boston
The Shadow Box Agnes BCT, Brookline
Many Staged Readings, **Understudy,Mrs. Soames
Training or acting classes (class name, teacher & where):
Technique/Scene Study Marc Clopton, Michael Shurtleff, Ted Kazanof, Jeannie Lindheim
On Camera/Film Carolyn Pickman, Charles Van Eman, John Sullivan, Marc Clopton,
TVI Actors’ Studio: Gayle Keller, Katerina Eggmont, Marci Phillips.s
Improvisation Keith Johnstone, Davis Robinson, Marc Clopton and Charles Van Eman
Vocal Training Annie Thompson, Linklater Studio/ Christopher von Baeyer.
Singing D’Anna Fortunato, Susan Stone, Uta Graf
Shakespeare Antonio Ocampo-Guzman, Jeannie Lindheim, Annie Thompson
Cold Reading: Marc Clopton
Other non-acting related work, hobbies or charities (not skills) in which this actor is involved (1 or 2 word descriptions):
My day jobs allow for scheduling flexibility.

Reiki Practitioner

Accent Coach specializing in non-accented American/Broadcast Speech

Short Bio.

After 15 years in a wheelchair, Zinnia hit the ground not quite running, but walking fast through a series of adventures, exploring life’s possibilities and like Goldilocks, searching for what’s just right. 

Formal education: home tutored twice a week, The Massachusetts Hospital School, The Cambridge School of Weston, The New England Conservatory, Emerson College, and Lesley University.

Informal education: Pinned to the ladies’ room door of Club 47 by Bob Dylan, wave soaring above the hills and reservoirs of Western, MA., bouncer in an Irish Pub. 

She tried almost anything she hadn’t done. Her job history includes research assistant at the three Boston medical schools, Speech Therapist, head teacher of a classroom for language impaired 4-8 year olds, research interviewer for a management consulting company and for a nonprofit public health research institute.  Her day jobs are as Accent Coach specializing in career speech and as Reiki practitioner and public health interviewer.

And like Goldilocks, Zinnia’s found what‘s just right. She’s become a versatile actress playing diverse kinds of roles in theater and film. She’s grateful for her rich past and appreciates the essences of the many wonderful people, children and adults, with whom she has worked, who live within her. Their highs, lows, frustrations and exuberances of transcendence, their choices, her choices, a wealth of experiences, a treasury of lives, inform as Zinnia joyfully fills her roles with truth. 

Zinnia has a strong theater background and is a working  member of

SAG - AFTRA.

 

Performance Updates: recent acting endeavors, gigs or auditions:

Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia invited to do staged reading of Zombie Cops for Harvard Sq. Script writers @ Central Sq. Theater 9/23/14 @ 7:00pm http://j.mp/zqteeh"
Sep 13, 2014
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia in Skinheads in Love" having international premiere, Academy Award qualifying Raindance Film Festival in London! http://j.mp/zqteeh""
Aug 6, 2014
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia is proud that "Skinheads in Love" is an official selection for the 2014 Independent Filmmakers Showcase in LA ). http://j.mp/zqteeh"
Apr 5, 2014
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia is joining the Tufts' woman's history project, Half The Truth, for the trailer shoot this Sunday. http://j.mp/zqteeh"
Mar 29, 2014
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia was asked out of the blue to replace an actress who dropped out of a senior thesis film. Let's make a movie! http://j.mp/zqteeh"
Mar 26, 2014
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia congratulates all involved in Skinheads In Love. Our film is selected for the Boston International Film Festival http://j.mp/zqteeh"
Mar 13, 2014
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Skinheads in Love, I played Mrs.Lipschitz, is an selection of the 2014 Bare Bones Film Festival short competition. http://j.mp/zqteeh"
Feb 3, 2014
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia wrapped 2 blissful day with a terrific team of Emerson grad. students on a lovely script with heart. http://ning.it/zqteeh""
Dec 8, 2013
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia just cast in an Emerson Master's film project. http://ning.it/zqteeh"
Nov 24, 2013
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia contacted by a BU film professor to do a role for a student who lost her actress. Happy to be asked. Doing it. http://ning.it/zqteeh"
Nov 6, 2013
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia auditioned for a commercial today at Boston Casting. Thanks, Hilary. http://ning.it/zqteeh"
Oct 11, 2013
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia is happy & excited that Skinheads In Love was submitted to Sundance. Smiling and waiting . . .http://ning.it/zqteeh"
Sep 25, 2013
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia wrapped from two overnights on Olive Ketteridge. Intrigued and waiting to see poetry as film. http://ning.it/zqteeh"
Sep 21, 2013
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia auditioned for a national commercial this morning. Thank you, Model Club! http://ning.it/zqteeh"
Sep 10, 2013
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia's working on her character for Olive Kitteridge. Maine memories & wonderful costume. Character emerges. Donuts? http://ning.it/zqteeh"
Sep 1, 2013
Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer posted a performing update
"Zinnia finished 3 days on The Judge. Always more to learn. Watching and listening to brilliant DP & others. Terrific cast. Good to be there."
Aug 17, 2013

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At 11:37am on May 17, 2012, Dale F. Appel said…

Hi Zinnia, It was so nice to see you again last night at Bradley's industry event in Framingham.

At 5:14am on February 28, 2012, Zinnia (Nancy) Politzer said…

Thanks to all who have viewed my profile and cast me!

 
 
 

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