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A Note from Erin...

Acting to me is an opportunity to try every profession, tap into every personality, and experience every situation. It has allowed me to explore and confront my fears and satisfy my curiosity about life and my need for continued learning and self-improvement. I credit this career with giving me an insight and sensitivity that many people never obtain.

My family runs the artistic gamut - we're talking painters, opera singers, soap opera actors, costume and fashion designers - so, all things being equal, it was unlikely I would end up as a computer science engineer. Though I was born on the coast of Connecticut, I spent my formative years in Rockwellian Vermont, where I started performing early. At my tiny high school I played varsity sports, the Bari sax, showed my spirit fingers in Show Choir, took independent theatre studies with my actor/director/English teacher mother, and performed several Lady Macbeth monologues in terry cloth bathrobes at all-school assemblies (much to the delight of my fellow classmates).


Contrary to all theatrical implications, I had every intention of being a French major (Trés romantique!) when I began my undergraduate studies at Smith College. I did well enough in class, but when I realized I couldn't understand a thing that was said, I headed back to my comfort zone - the theatre department. It was there I proceeded to act, direct, sew, light things, all while trying to get a few hours of sleep. On the day I graduated with my BA in Theatre, I learned from the commencement program that I had won two awards: The Samuel A. Elliot/Julia Heflin Award for Distinguished Directing and The Jill Cummins McClean Prize for Outstanding Dramatic Achievement with a Comic Touch in Acting. I didn't know anyone had really come and seen my work! Awesome! Obviously this was a sign that I should move to the Big Apple and pursue acting...

And even though I didn't step from a Vermont Transit bus into a Broadway contract, New York has become a valuable home base for me. For almost ten years, though I've done my fair share of out of town gigs, living in NYC has allowed my to build a great support group of amazing people. I've just returned from a stint at Penn State University, where I earned my MFA in Acting and actually spent a few fond semesters schooling a couple of PSU football players in the art of script memorization and repetition. (Go Lions!) More recently, I have acted as Executive Director of Improbable Fiction, a theatre company I co-founded with a few like-minded colleagues. While this has given me experience with the not-always-glamorous world of producing, it has also granted me more welcome opportunities to act and direct here in the city.

When I'm not onstage (or backstage, or next to a stage, or securing contracts so we can use a stage), I'm an athlete, a world traveler, and a mover and shaker. The loyalest of Red Sox fans, I am training for my third marathon, play softball in The Broadway Show League and spent several years as a professional swim and ski instructor. I've studied in London, Stratford-on-Avon, France and Toronto and have crossed Greece, Turkey, Russia, the Ukraine, Wales, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Costa Rica off my to-do list. I love the fall and being outdoors, game nights, movies, days at the beach, wine, barbecues, street fairs, Thanksgiving, apple picking, dive bars, the convenience of my iPod shuffle, and dancing like it's 1999!

I believe that all of these things have played a part in influencing me as an actor, and vice versa. Picasso put it well when he said, "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain artists once they grow up." I aspire to meet this challenge every day, in my personal and professional life!

Best of luck and thanks for stopping by,



Resume

Height: 5'8" Weight: 145 lbs Hair: Blondish Eyes: Green Voice: Mezzo Legit AEA/AFTRA eligible

NEW YORK THEATRE

HOLLOW LOG Annie Peter Kay/
Illumination Production
/ dir. Kel Haney
TITUS ANDRONICUS Lavinia Improbable Fiction / dir. Tracy Liz Miller
THE CORN MAIDEN Leah Artist Collective NYC
& Fringe NYC
/ dir. Jess McLeod
SNAKEBIT Jenifer Interart Theatre Annex / dir. Kel Haney
365 DAYS of PLAYS Festival/ Week 23 Ensemble The Public Theatre /
...blessed unrest...
/ dir. Jessica Burr
TWELFTH NIGHT Olivia Improbable Fiction / dir. Bill Van Horn
THE MEMORY OF WATER Teresa ICTC/
Manhattan Theatre Source
/ dir. David Epstein
AN EPIPHANY OF GRACE (w/ Kevin Kline) Lead The Miller Theatre / dir. Victor Talmadge
THE WINTER'S TALE Cleomines/Mopsa The Trilogy Theater
MYTH Daniard Horace Mann Theatre
MOURNING TO MORNING (benefit for 9/11) Featured Singer Anchor Arts/La Belle Epoc


REGIONAL THEATRE

MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL Chorus Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center / dir. Richard Digby Day
MARY STUART Mary Stuart
TOTAL ECLIPSE Isabelle Rimbaud
MENTORS (w/ Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson) Narrator The John Drew Theatre / dir. Mirra Bank
THE RIVALS Lydia Languish Pennsylvania Center Stage / dir. J.R. Sullivan
SNAKEBIT Jenifer / dir. Heidi Vogel
WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY Nurse Anderson (u/s) / dir. Cary Libkin
THE TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA Sylvia The Theatre at Monmouth
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY Liz Imbrie
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Essie Carmichael
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Balthasara/Sexton / dir. Jonathan Silverstein
H.M.S PINAFORE Cousin Hebe / dir. Stephan Quint
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Peasblossom/Snout
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD Much
ALICE IN WONDERLAND The Queen of Hearts
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (tour) Anne Shirley
PRESENT LAUGHTER Daphne Stillington The Dorset Theatre Festival / dir. Jill Charles
FOR WHOM THE SOUTHERN BELLE TOLLS Amanda / dir. John Morrison
MURDER ON THE NILE Kay Mostyn (u/s) / dir. Edgar Lansburry
THE SEAGULL Masha Theatre 14 / dir. Margaret Denithrone
HENRY V Katherine Flock Theatre / dir. Derron Wood
THE FANTASTICKS Louisa Vermont Theatre Company
THE TROJAN WOMEN Andromache H. Flanagan Studio Theatre
ADVENTURES OF THE NUTCRACKER (tour) Snow Queen NTPA/Dandelion Productions


UNIVERSITY RESIDENT THEATRE COMPANY

THE BOYFRIEND Mme. Dubonnet The Playhouse Theatre / dir. Richard Sabellico
/ musical dir. Dan Riddle
NOISES OFF Belinda/Flavia / dir. Dan Carter
OTHELLO Desdemona The Citizens Bank Theatre
ARCADIA Hannah Jarvis / dir. Richard Nichols
MEASURE FOR MEASURE Juliet
THE DINING ROOM Actress One The Pavilion Theatre / dir. Brant Pope


FILM & TELEVISION

THIS IS ABOUT SMITH Student Mark Edwards and Co.
RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH:
To Publish or Perish
Dr. Thompson Office of Research Production
at Penn State
THE BRONX IS BURNING Mrs. Frost ESPN / dir. Jeremiah S. Chechik
LAW AND ORDER: SVU
Season 8/Episode 12/"Outsider"
Featured / dir. Arthur W. Forneyk
THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS Featured Mordici Productions / dir. Wes Anderson


EDUCATION & TRAINING

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY (MFA in Acting)SMITH COLLEGE (BA)NATIONAL THEATRE INSTITUTE
NYC: Circle East Theatre- Lanford Wilson, Margaret Denithorne, Michael Warren Powell,
Erma Duricko. Mary Saunders. Karen Porter White. Peter Kelley.
TORONTO: David Rotenberg.RSC: Richard Digby Day, Charmian Hoare, Michael Cadman, Gillian Lane-Plescia.


SPECIAL SKILLS

A Capella and Sight Singing. Dialects (American Regional, British Isles, Eastern European, French, Italian, Spanish/ Urban Latina). Mask. Stage Combat. Cartoon Voices. Baritone Saxophone. Outdoor and Team Sports. Professional Ski Instructor (PSIA). Professional Swim Instructor (WSI and Lifeguard Training from the ARC). PA Drivers License (Standard and Automatic). Access to Period/Vintage Clothing.




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