My life in the theater
Ionesco’s Tales for People Under 3 Years Old
My favorite experience treading the boards was in a play I did in 1983 called “Ionesco’s Tales.” It was presented at the Stages Tri-Lingual Theatre on McCadden Place in Hollywood. The play was directed by the brilliant Paul Verdier and it was based on a short story written by Eugene Ionesco. For those who don’t know who that is, he was a famous avant-garde playwright who wrote “Rhinoceros,”The Bald Soprano,” and “The Lesson.” Mr. Ionesco was in residence at our theater and wrote an additional “Tale” just for us. He was so sweet. I later corresponded with him using a French translator, and still have his letters. It was the highlight of my theatrical career. I earned a Hollywood DramaLogue Award for outstanding performance by an actress playing the role of Josette, a 3-year-old girl.
My biggest influences
I am proud to say I’ve worked with some amazing people in my life.
Leonce and Lena
I earned another Hollywood DramaLogue Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in Leonce and Lena, as Lena, also at Stages Trilingual Theatre.