Actor Credits (selected roles)
SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS Leona Dawson Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival, MA 2016 - NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW
..."Among the charms of this festival is its tradition of staging plays in unusual, intimate settings. For “Small Craft Warnings,” the Boatslip Beach Club, set on the water, was a suitable stand-in for the play’s setting, a seedy bar somewhere on the Southern California coast. It is here that the characters — drifters and grifters who spend their nights huddled over their drinks, and their days trying to forget their nights — assemble to find some solace for the waste of their lives.
The play, first staged in 1972, is not exactly a comedy, but its frequent bursts of bitter humor almost convince you it is, particularly in Mr. Falco’s excellent production, powered by a supremely funny Gail Phaneuf in the role of Leona, the unofficial matriarch of the squabbling, makeshift family whose spiritual home is the bar. Barreling around the stage, her eyes ablaze with indignation or melting in sympathy, Ms. Phaneuf turned the character into a whirlwind of comic energy tinged with pathos: a bit Blanche DuBois, a dash of the blowzy Maxine from “The Night of the Iguana,” but with the braying mouth of Phyllis Diller." - Charles Isherwood New York Times.
Photos by Ride Hamilton
Other Roles include:
THE GOAT Stevie The New Provincetown Players, MA
THE BALTIMORE WALTZ Anna Provincetown Theatre Co., MA
CLOSER THAN EVER Actress II Speakeasy Theatre, MA
LAUGHING WILD Woman Gateway Playhouse, MA
A DOLL’S LIFE (NYC Debut) Barbie Choreographers Group, NYC
EDUCATING RITA Rita S.E.M.A. Festival, MA
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Jacqueline Zeiterion Theatre, MA
SOUTH PACIFIC Nellie S.E.M.A. Festival, MA
ME AND MY GIRL Sally Hingham Theatre, MA
GUYS AND DOLLS Adelaide Patchwork Theatre, MA
PICNIC Flo Owens Emerson Stage, MA
JACQUES BREL... Actress II Arena Civic, MA
ONCE UPON A MATRESS Queen M.I.T. Players, MA
BABY WITH THE BATHWATER Principal M.I.T. Players, MA
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Ouisa Emerson, Loft Theatre
THE LARK Joan of Arc U.MASS Dartmouth Theatre Co.
A MADHOUSE IN GOA Mrs. Honey Emerson, Circle Theatre
FOLLIES Phyllis U.MASS
THE KEY Woman Emerson, Circle Theatre
TONE CLUSTERS Emily Emerson, Semel Theater
‘NIGHT MOTHER Jesse Provincetown Theatre Co. (reading)
Presentations to Professional Organizations
"Producing your own Play" presented with Jerry Bisantz at The Playwrights' Platform, November 2008
"Writing an Original Musical" presented at Manhattan College, December 2009
Broadcast Media Interviews
Newton Cable Television. Discussion of concept for and direction of Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL. Spring 2010
Newton Cable Television. Discussion of two short Plays (FRUITS AND NUTS and GAMES AND PUZZLES) that were filmed in conjunction with the interview.