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 technology increasingly isolates 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
Les filles du Quoi? (working title)
Solo show currently in development, exploring French-heritage identities in North America, from La Corriveau to Jack Kerouac.
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 — Edith, Lucy, Alice, Anne — Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier, VT (Kim Bent)
Tartuffe — Dorine — Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier, VT (Ethan Bowen)
Judevine — 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.