My work in theatre, television and film in San Francisco, New York, Toronto and Vancouver has included roles as diverse as Nina in The Seagull, Gwendolyn in the musical of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Gammer Gurton in the oldest English comedy, Gammer Gurton’s Needle, Nancy Reagan in an off-Broadway political satire A Bonzo Christmas Carol. In Toronto, I played Sylvia Plath in the Canadian Premiere of Letters Home, Fefu in Maria Irene Fornes’ Fefu & her Friends. On the Sunshine Coast, I have performed at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse and venues from Pender Harbor to Grantham’s Landing.
In film and television, credits range from a Stephen King movie of the week, It, to guest starring with Mickey Rooney in the Vancouver-based tv series The Black Stallion. I played three starring roles in the feature-length motion picture Singing the Bones, which premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival, and has screened in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., the United States and Canada. Radio credits include Stories for a Winter Solstice on CBC’s Morningside (1996), Almanac (‘94 & ‘95, The Afternoon Show (‘94) and A Woman’s Body and One of Those Days,Commentary (‘95).
I have toured my own work as a playwright to hundreds of cities in five countries, playing Annie Shea in Six Palm Trees, Dorothy and Karen in Just a Little Fever, Sara, Meg and Nicole in Singing the Bones. My work as an actress/playwright has been seen at the Edmonton and Vancouver Fringe, the Women In View Festival, at Sechelt’s Raven’s Cry Theatre and Gibson’s Heritage Playhouse. I have performed at the National Arts Center Atelier in Ottawa and the Festival des Ameriques Cabaret in Montreal.
P U B L I S H E D
Playwrights Union of Canada (1998) Toronto, Ontario: Singing the Bones
International Reader’s Theatre (1998) Winnipeg, Manitoba: Six Palm Trees and Just a Little Fever
Playwrights Canada Press (2004) Toronto, She Speaks One monologue from Just A Little Fever
Smith & Kraus (2000) New York, The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2000: Four monologues from Just a Little Fever
Smith & Kraus (1998) New York, The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 1997: Two monologues from Singing the Bones