I was a part of the Philadelphia
production, "Tony and Tina's Wedding" for eight
months. During the first five months, I played Loretta, caterer
and Godmother to the bride. After that I had the awesome experience
of playing Connie, the pregnant maid of honor. Then after
being away from the show for a whole year, the traveling troupe
came to my hometown, Trenton, NJ. I once again played Connie
for the week!
When news came that "The
Pink Flamingo Murders of 1933" was closing after a two
month run, I was heartbroken. It was where I got to play my
favorite theatrical role of all time, Pickles, the cigarette
In "The Vagina Monologues",
I opened the show with "Hair".
Before that I did a double
run of "Times Two" and "Homeowner's Blues"
the first run was directed by Margaux St. Ledger, former QVC
spokeswoman. The second was directed by Philadelphia's well
known director, Andrew Merkel. (Clips from the first run can
be viewed on this page by clicking the link to the right.)
I performed at the Producer's
Club in Manhattan in "Sex is More Than a Three Letter
Word". I got to play two very different roles - a naive
bride and a provacative sex education teacher.
My very best stage performance
was captured when I portrayed Kristine in "Blinding Light".
In this very intense and dramatic role written by William
Mastrosimone, I broke down in tears while admitting I could
not handle my job as a disector in an abortion clinic, especially
since I had recently had an abortion.
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's
Nest" at Kelsey Theatre was quite memorable. I was Nurse
Flinn in addition to being the understudy for Nurse Ratched.
was at Altered Stages in Manhattan. I rotated through a variety
of different roles in that stage production- Beverly, a company
vice president; Roxy, a high power exectutive; and Peggi,
a southern woman with little to no street smarts.
I starred in an original play,
"Things Best Swept Under the Rug" in Philadelphia.
During the show, I wrote and directed the females of the production
in a special presentaton of "Now That We've Got Time".
It was performed on the final Night of "Things... "
as a thank you gift to the directors.
Starring in "Compatible",
directed by my first acting teacher, Mrs. Kelly Lake, I had
my first experience with romance on stage.
In "Terror Behind the
Walls", I played Batty, a psychotic inmate. It was definitely
the most physically exhausting performance ever for me.
My first theatre experience,
out of high school, was in the interactive murder mystery
dinner theatre production, "Murder at the Liarton Mansion".
I, of course, was the murderer!
Jeannie as Connie, maid of honor, with
Johnnie, groomsman and
brother of the groom in
"Tony and Tina's Wedding"
Jeannie in "Times Two" and
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