I have been a professional actor and singer for over 40 years. I've worked in children's theater (Last One in Is a Rotten Egg with Theatre for Young Audiences), Off-Broadway (Bananas in House of Blue Leaves, Raissa in Mister Runaway), Off-off Broadway (Marina in Pearls, Madame Soupeau inThe Visions of Simone Machard, Mrs. Turkina in Ionych, Myrtle in The Male Animal, The Courtesan in The Comedy of Errors, Natalie in Louis Quinze) and regional theater (Popcorn at George Street Playhouse, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel at Art Students League, Papagena/Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Woman #1 in I Count the Hours at the New York Fringe Festival and the Carmel Performing Arts Festival, Mrs. Wire in The Lady of Larkspur Lotion at Blueberry Pond Arts Center. I toured in the clown ensemble New York Theatre Commotion and as soprano soloist in dance theater works with the Wendy Osserman Dance Company. I've also worked extensively as a voice-over artist and as an audiobook narrator. I have a B.A. in Speech and Theatre from Indiana University and an M.F.A. from Brandeis University in Acting. I am a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
I eagerly share what I have gleaned from my experience onstage and from studying with some great teachers: Laird Williamson, Ted Liss, Robert Benedetti, Harold Guskin, Ted Kazanoff, Charles Werner Moore, Morris Carnovsky, and, most significantly, Mira Rostova.
We actors cannot directly control our feelings on stage any more than we can control them in real life; we can only hope to use whatever is in our minds and hearts at the moment to further the story. By understanding the situation of the play and the thoughts of the character, though, we leave open the possibility of conveying the emotions behind the intentions of the playwright.