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Theatre Espresso
Company
Theatre Espresso   Wendy Lement

Brighton Beach Memoirs
Laurie
Northwestern University
Mary Poole
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The Romeo and Juliet Project (devised work)
Cast Member
Northwestern University
with Evanstorn Township High School

Johnny DiResta

Where The Grass Isn't Greener (devised work)
Cast Member
Northwestern University
Steven Monacelli
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The  Women

Little Mary
SpeakEasy Stage Company Scott Edmiston
IRNE Award Winner 2007 for Best Ensemble, Small Theater
IRNE Award Winner 2007 for the play: Best Drama & Best Director of a Drama or Comedy, Small Theater

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Ragtime                                                                                                                                  
Little Girl
New Repertory Theater Rick Lombardo
IRNE Award Winner 2007 for the play: Best Musical & Best Director of a Musical, Small Theater
IRNE Award nomination 2007 for Best Ensemble, Small Theater
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To Kill a Mockingbird
Scout
Foothills Theater Company
Bob Dolan
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The Rose Tattoo
Vivi
The Huntington Theater Company
Nicholas Martin
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A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant
Angelic Girl, Xenu Boston Theatre Works Jason Southerland
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Sara Crewe - A Little Princess
Ermengarde Wheelock Family Theater Jane Staab
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Gypsy
Baby June  Publick Theater Spiro Veloudos
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Annie

Tessie  Turtle Lane Playhouse Chris Card
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The Secret Garden  (Broadway version by Marsha Norman/Lucy Simon)
Mary Lenox
Jennifer Howard
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Annie
Annie
Wakefield Repertory Theater
Colleen Rua
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Alice in Wonderland
Alice
Somerville Summer Theater Project
Melissa Wentworth
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The Secret Garden  (new musical by Miriam Raiken-Kolb)
Mary Lenox
Somerville Summer Theater Project
Melissa Wentworth
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Trumpet of the Swan

School Child Wheelock Family Theater James Byrne
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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Mouse Chorus Wheelock Family Theater Susan Kosoff
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The Arkansaw Bear
Tish Wheelock College Theatre Club Audrey O'Brien
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The King and I
Children's Chorus
Belmont Dramatic Club
Harriet Friedman
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Children's Chorus  Arlington Friends of the Drama David Giagrando
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The Jungle Book
Monkey Wheelock Family Theater James Byrne
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Step into My Love
Mable
Diversity Laboratory Theater Group
Stan Edelson

Film:

Mr. Clock, Be-Ann Productions, John Doan director/producer. Mya, Lead.
Fifteen minute dramatic narrative. A motherless child tries to connect emotionally with her father.
Accepted to the Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2005
 
Just Like My Sister, Melanie Wilson, director.Julie Holzgraf, producer. Lead.  Fall 2005
Girl discovers past and present abusive relationships involving her female relatives.Fitchburg State student film.
 
Foil,  Hippopotamus Math Productions. Julie Cohen, director.  Alexandra Winberg, producer. Little Jennie, Lead.
Story of a relationship between two young girls and how they change as they grow. Short film.
Emerson College Latent Image Awards Selection. Accepted to the Woods Hole Film Festival, 2003
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Blood Related,  Andrew Cava, director.  Tom Rossini, producer.  Lead.
Young girl frightened by violent neighbor. Short Emerson student film. 
Emerson College Latent Image Awards Selection. Accepted to the Woods Hole Film Festival, 2003.
Ghost StoryAndrew Cava, director.  Short, independent film.  role: Ghost.
  
Das Bus
, Michael D. Andelman, director.
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Tools for Teachers
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Center for Social Devleopment & Education.  U. Mass, Boston.  role: School Child

            Acted out social situation typical of school life. To be used by U. Mass. faculty for research in schoolss

Teaching:

Wheelock Family Theater, Boston, MA
Co-direct Story Troupers teenage ensemble perfoming original show based on children's short stories
Teach theater skills in classes including Ensemble Acting and musical theater intensives
Designed curricula for an extended day program for children ages 6-12


Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham, MA
Act 1 Intro to Acting (grades 4-6); Act 2 Intro to Acting (grades 7-9)
Stoneham Theatre Young Company at the Beebe School (grades 1-3, 3-5)

Arlington Children's Theatre, Arlington, MA
Fractured Fairy Tales (ages 8-11)
Fundamentals of Improvisation (ages 12-18)


Freelance Players, Brookline, MA
Story Theater (ages 6-8)

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Advanded Creative Dramatics, TA for Betsy Quinn, oversaw college students' lesson planning for grades 4-8
Assisted in Coordinating after school Drama Enrichment program for Evanston's District

Haven Middle School, Evanston, IL
Substiture taught 7th and 8th  grade drama classes for final weeks of school year
Interm/assistant teacher in 6th and 7th grade classes with Betsy Quinn

Purple Crayon Players at El Curarto Ano High School, Chicago, IL
Taught teather workshops with students re-enrolled after droping out of high school


Directing:

Arlington Children's Theatre Ten Minute Play Festival
The League of Semi-Super Heroes
, Director
A Case of Anxiety, Director

Freelance Players, Needham Troupe, Assistant Director (dir. Mary Topey)

Northwestern University Struble Project Series: The Snow Queen, Director
Performed by 27-person cast of Northwestern and Haven Middle School students
Designed and facilitated collaborative creative drama reshearsal process

Haven Middle School: Haven Help Us, Artistic Director
Advised parent-directed numbers, coordinated production of over  200 7th and 8th graders

Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Life and Limb, Assistant Director (dir. Emily Campbell)

Northwestern University Imagine U Family Series:
A Year with Frog and Toad
, Director

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Sideways Stories with Wayside School, Assistant Director (dir. Dan Cantor)

Other: performances, training and awards:

Singing performances
Second Friday Coffee House, guest singer with Dennis Pearne
Nameless Coffee House, duet with Dennis Pearne

Northwestern University. Evanston, IL
BA in Theatre, summa cum laude, with honors and distinction
Module: Theatre for Young Audiences; Minors: Psychology, Italian
Communications Century Scholar
Senior Honors Thesis: Where Artist Meets Educator: The Director-Teacher
Received the Winifred Ward Award, presented by Zeta Phi Eta to a student interested in creative dramatics
Received the Theatre Department Excellence Award for an Oustanding Senior Student

Received the Vetrono Scholarship,
for an outstanding theatre studnet with an interest in children's theatre

Vagina Monologues. actor
Six Characters in Search of an Author, the Child
Jewish Theater Ensemble Story Tellers
University Singers
Tonik Tap, Artistic Director  (2012-2013)
Extreme Measures  A Cappella group

Stagesource, Boston StageSource Scholarship Award

Wheelock Family Theater, Boston, MA
Advanced Teen Acting Ensemble, 2007
Story Troupers:  Member of teenage ensemble perfoming original show based on children's short stories.
    The troup tours & performs at daycare, camp, & library venues throughout Boston, 2003-2006
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Courses: Advanced Creative Dramatics, Comedy, Stage Combat
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     Vocal Training, Masks,
Movement for Young Actors
Class performances: Baba Yaga
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Winsor School, Boston, MA
Received the 2005 Clare Cutler '62 Memorial Prize for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts
Received the 2009 Hemenway Public Speaking Prize
Received the 2009 Brooks Parkman Woodard '48 Memorial Prize for Choral Music
Director, Winsor Ten-Minute Play Festivals, 2006 (The Mirror Man), 2007 (Tremulous), and 2008 (Alone)
The Boys From Syracuse, Luciana, David Frank & Peggy Wolman directors.  Wiith the Roxbury Latin School
Remember My Name, Rachel,  Peggy Wolman, director
Our Town, Rebecca Gibbs, Beth Peters, director
Grease, Frenchy, David Frank & Peggy Wolman directors.  With the Roxbury Latin School
The Gondoliers,
Fiammetta, David Frank & Peggy Wolman directors.  With the Roxbury Latin School
Arsenic and Old Lace, Abby Brewster, Lauren Hamilton & Steven Kaplan, directors.
The Man Who Came to Dinner,  John MacLean, director. In conjunction with Belmont Hill School
The Tempest, Caliban, Dev Luthra, director
James and the Giant Peach, James,
Peggy Wolman, director

The Wiz, the wiz
Twelfth Night, Feste
Winsor Small Chorus,  National Anthem at Red Sox Game, Fenway Park, 2007 & 2009
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Atrium School
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Watertown, MA
Director, The Atrium Express a children's opera written by the students, 2009
Peter Pan, Peter , Judi Pava director
The Wizard of Oz , Dorothy, Judi Pava director
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown , Lucy, Judi Pava director
A Massachusetts Yankee in King Arthur's Court, 5-6th grade class play 

Soltice plays; Atrium Friendship Singers; Class productions, Bell the Cat
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Watertown Children's Theater
Bells Are Ringing , Gwynne, Kristen Burke director
Bye Bye Birdie children's chorus, Dinah Lane director
The Mikado , children's chorus, Dinah Lane director
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Courses: The Lorax, the lorax,  Su Eaton director
Folk Tales; Dream Dancer.South Pacific, The Sound of Music , selected songs.
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Scenes from The Good Person of Setzuan.

Camp Broadway  Masters classes, 2005 & 2006. Selections from 42nd Street, 2001. dotPhotos

Longy School of Music  Intro to Opera, Operetta & Am Musical Theater

New England Conservatory  Girls Chamber Chorus, Music Theory

Spoleto Study Abroad   Vocal Music, History of Italian Opera

Dance: Training: Pam Raff, Julia Boynton Jazz Tap;  Ilyse RobbinsJazz, Anna Meyer, Ballet

Voice: Keven Keys, Alison Wahl, Adriana Repetto, Kenneth Kamal Scott, Mimi Rohlfing

Member of American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE)
Equity Membership Candidate

Special Skills: Tap dance and choreography, stage management and production experience


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