About Me

I've lived in several cities across the United States -- grew up in North Dakota, went to

undergraduate school in Fargo (NDSU), then left for graduate school in southern Illinois,

followed by more graduate school in Boca Raton, Florida. I lived in the Miami area,

the Milwaukee area, Dallas, and San Francisco, where I was for 21-plus years

until I moved to New York. I'd wanted to live in NYC my whole life,

and as much as I love SF,  I knew it was time to make the move, which I did in 2009.

In college, I studied languages and literature, and in graduate school, I studied linguistics.

I specialized in phonetics, by the way, and I'm great at learning accents ... fast.

 

I try not to sweat the small stuff, and I try to live by these words of Dame Judi Dench:  
"I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself."

My skills and credits are below.  If you'd like to contact me regarding auditioning,
I'd love to hear from you. Just go to my Contact page and send me an email.

 

THEATER

Catapult!              Gloria (major domo)                                         Theater for the New City

So Fast It Goes        Older Woman (co-lead, cast of two)            Summerfest/Ilene Starger

Night of the Neutron   Dance  Sky (lead; resistance leader)                             Summerfest

Blood Boundary*          Aunt Jane (Cherokee matriarch)                    Miller Coffman Prods.

*Winner,Native American New Play Festival

Echoes of Ebola      JoyCartwright (lead)                   Whistleblower/Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

The Hot L Baltimore       Mrs. Oxenham                       T. Schreiber/Gloria Maddox Theatre

Being Flynn (atableau vivante) Glamorous Lady      Spencer Lott/Spring St. Social Society

On the Rocks            Mother (strong matriarch)                            Strawberry Theatre Fest.

Champagne Lady      Esther (glamorous aunt)                     Midtown Internat’l Theatre Fest.

Company         Joanne (also played piano, percussion)         Royal Underground TheaterCo.

Wedding Singer: The Musical  Rosie (hip grandmother)             Porch LightTheater Prods.

How I Learned to Drive   Grandma,Teenager                                 Tongue in Cheek Prods.

Songs for a New World        Multiple roles                          American Conservatory Theatre

Lost/Found in the Mission** Scientist (principal & narrator)                     Boathouse Prods.

**Winner,Best of the Fringe

Our Town                            Professor Willard                                 Tongue in Cheek Prods.

Scenes of a Sexual Nature    Iris (widow finds a long-lost love)      Water People Theater Co.

Hemingway at the Larchmont Famous Dead Writer              Players Theatre Short PlayFest.

 

FILM

Gravidity (horror)   Self-involved mother of victim                    Marble Castle Entertainment

Proxy                    Suicidal woman                                                           Traversing Films

Wall Street Barbie  Greta (principal/older woman sheds naïveté)                   Thomas & Co.

Vicious                 Carol (principal/murdering wife)                               Amy Schilling Prods.

My Father the Monster Mother (principal/husband is sexual pervert)           Traversing Films

A Good Deed           Homeless person (co-star)                                          Vong Lee Films

American Spanish       Cougar (principal)                                                   Vong Lee Films

 

TELEVISION

Discovery ID: Shattered,Ep. 306 In-denial wife of rapist/murderer (principal) Red Marble Media The Greek Honey Show pilot   Sophia (Greek matriarch)                          Perivolaris Productions

COMMERCIAL WORK(Extensive list available upon request.)

SPECIAL SKILLS

Multiple dialects/accents(British RP,s outhern, “Fargo,”Spanish, Greek)•Fluent Spanish• Teleprompter •Singing(contralto–mezzo)•Horseback Riding(Western)• Herding Cattle•Swimming • Pilates •Bicycling • Ice Skating •Roller Skating

TRAINING:ACTING

Film, improv Alan Arkin Multiple weekend workshops

Dialects, film, commercial FacultyT . Schreiber Studio

Stage, film, improv Faculty American Conservatory Theatre

TRAINING:MUSIC 

Master voice & musical theater classes Singers Forum, ACT 

EDUCATION

B.A.: Languages and Literature M.A.: Linguistics, Specialization in Phonetics

2010 - present
2010 - present