As an actor and theatre artist, I am interested in work that creates experiences of startling intimacy between audiences and performers and tells stories in which people can find themselves. I believe in a theatre that reveals the universal human themes within localized and historicized experiences. My background in comedy informs all the work I do: I am drawn to performances that favour vulnerability and simplicity over spectacle. In an age where social networks increasingly isolate us from one another, and particularly from those who are different from us, I see the theatre as a space of encounter and communion, more sacred now than ever before.
You can read a more complete version of my bio here.
THEATRE – CREATION
Piecework: When We Were French
Writer, Performer, & Producer of one-person show commissioned for the Champlain Quadricentennial Celebration in Burlington, Vermont. Co-created with director/dramaturg Koby Rogers Hall. Premiered Burlington, Vermont, June 2009. Toured 2009-2011. Now available on DVD.
The Voices Project
Co-Writer, Co-Director, & Associate Producer of original musical stage production about coming of age in Vermont, produced in collaboration with a teen cast and crew. Premiered and toured Fall 2005.
Killing My Lobster
Featured writer and performer in more than a dozen original sketch comedy productions by premiere San Francisco comedy collective, 1999-2003.
THEATRE – PERFORMANCE (representative)
Judevine (2008) — Grace, Edith, Lucy, Alice — Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier, VT (Kim Bent)
Tartuffe — Dorine — Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier, VT (Ethan Bowen)
Judevine (2007) — Grace, Edith, Lucy, Alice — Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier, VT (Kim Bent)
Colorado — Tracey — SFSU Greenhouse, San Francisco, CA (Tracy Ward)
FILM & TELEVISION (representative)
Windy Acres (TV Comedy Series) — April LeMay — Vermont Public Television (Jay Craven)
The Last Place You Look! (Short Film) — Crystal — Bad Bunny Productions (Matt Sienkiewicz)
One Thousand Years (Feature Film) — Emma — Gabriel Fleming Films (Gabriel Fleming)
Party Stories (Short Film) — Nance — Killing My Lobster Productions (Marc Vogl)
RADIO & VOICEOVER (representative)
Queen City Radio Hour (Radio Variety Show) — Featured Performer — Vermont Public Radio (Jay Craven)
False Starts (National Radio Spot) — Lead — Yahoo!/Black Rocket Advertising (Warren Cockrel)
Quest for the Code (CD-rom Game) — Narrator — Starbright Foundation (Bridget Erdmann)
Matchbox Crosstown Heroes (CD-rom Game) — Lead — THQ (Bridget Erdmann)
Unnatural Acts (Web Serial) — Featured Performer — SONY (Erin Bradley)
Please contact me at positive_abbytude [at] yahoo.com for a complete acting CV or to set up an audition or reading.