Biography

AUTHOR, scripts, books, screenplays

Frontiers, a full-length play about women on the Kansas prairie

A Freaky Lady (co-authored), a one-woman show about the life of Frances Giden Berko, born with celebral palsy, graduated from Fordham University and became the state advocate for the disabled.

White Lakota, a screenplay about two white women who get captured by Sioux

The Laughing Ground, a children’s book (with DEMO CD narrated by Stacy Keach and music/lyrics by Edward Kessell and Manfred Knoop)

ARTISTIC AND CREATIVE DIRECTION

(1980-Present)

 

American Academy of Dramatic Arts (professional acting school), NYC.  Taught and

                Directed at all levels (all styles of acting:  Stage, Film, Commercials, Contemporary,

                Commedia del Arte, Greek Tragedy, Restoration Comedy, Improvisation)

Resident Director, Performers at Work Theatre Company, NYC

Art of Anything Workshop (Human Potential Development) Responsible for Program Design, Marketing,

                Public Relations, Fiscal Management, NYC

The Playground Project.  Shared creation and overall fundraising responsibilities, NYC

Stage Director Workshop.  Creator and facilitator, Indianola, Mississippi.

Consulting Director.  Affiliate Artists, Inc. (performing Artist-in-Residence Program), responsible for

                Residency orientation and artist training (dancers, actors, musicians, singers, mimes).

Fordham University. (NYC summer program in sex education for at-risk, inner-city teens).

Private Coaching and Classes.  Acting technique (foundation in Grotowski and Meisner).

 

The Miracle Worker

 

The King and I 

                                                 

Nothing In Common (by Jennifer Fell Hays)

God’s Work (by Catherine Celestia Allen)

 

Blood on the Seats (by P.J. Gibson)

Nova Le Bourne (by Zelda Patterson)

 

Weeding  (by P.J. Gibson)

 

Surfing (by Joan Vail Thorne)

 

All Through The Night (by Dana Zeller-Alexis)

 

Cyrano de Bergerac (Asst. Dir.)

 

A Christmas Carol (Asst. Dir.)  

                                

Ginny (by Fred Pezzulli)

 

The Golden Boots (by James Rosenfeld) 

 

A Freaky Lady

(by Bridget Brown with Nancy Sellin)

 

The Big Dipper (by Gary Lennon) 

 

Frontiers (co-authored by Nancy Sellin) 

 

Crimes of the Heart 

 

Albuquerque Little Theatre (2017)

 

Albuquerque Little Theatre (2014)

                                                 

Samuel French Short Play Festival

             (NYC) Winner, 1995

Circle East (Circle Rep Lab), NYC

Women on the Move Festival, NYC

 

Women of Color Festival, NYC

 

Short Plays Festival, New Dramatists

                (League of Professional Theatre Women) 

Short Plays Festival, New Dramatists

                (League of Professional Theatre Women)

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids Benefit

 

Long Beach Theatre Festival, starring

                Stacy Keach and Stefanie Powers

 

Ford’s Theatre, Washington D.C. starring John Cullum

Performers At Work Theatre Company, NYC

 

Performers At Work Theatre Company, NYC

 

Piero Dusa Theatre, NYC

 

2nd Generation Theatre Co., Intar Theatre, NYC

 

Shadowland Regional Theatre, Ellenville, NY

 

Madison Avenue Theatre, NYC

SAMPLE PLAYS DIRECTED

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