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 he is, he was a famous “theatre of the absurd” 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.