Angela is a professional, award-winning, highly-skilled, and experienced AEA Union actor, director, playwright, and educator. She believes that a trained performer is “Ready to Reveal.” She is dedicated to a training philosophy founded on intellectual, physical and emotional curiosity.
In the classroom, Angela seeks to foster an environment where young performers may utilize their intelligence and explore the freedom that understanding a style discipline can give them.
An Actor's Equity Association Union member since 1985, she believes that continuing her own performing career helps to establish professional connections that can assist her students and allow her to practice and continue to hone the skills she teaches. She is a member of VASTA and the American Theatre and Drama Society.
Angela is strongly committed to modeling professional behavior and practices that will inspire and prepare emerging professional theatre artists. She has a deep dedication to gender parity in script development and presentation, exploration of diverse voices in script choice, creating safe and respectful classroom spaces and rehearsal practices and protocols, and representations of dignity for female identifying and non-binary students and performers.
She has extensive experience teaching non-professionals.
Research and Text Analysis
Folger Shakespeare Library Research & Artist in Residence (2017, 2018)
Angela's Folger Shakespeare Library research focused on resources available at in the Folger in Italian and English, and concerning the 1886 bi-lingual productions of Hamlet and Othello featuring Italian Tragedian Tommaso Salvini, American Shakespearean Edwin Booth, and the American company of Mrs. DP Bowers, Marie Wainwright and Lewis Morrison. This research was connected to my primary source material work for my play series The Edwin Booth Plays a series of historically based plays on the career of American Shakespearean Edwin Booth.
Lunt-Fontanne Excellence in Acting Fellow (2014) & Lunt-Fontanne Greek Fellow (2015)
The Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship seeks to recognize and reward mid-career theatre professionals for dedication and excellence in the Acting Profession.
Hampden/Booth Library Researcher (since 2009)
Angela has been a recognized researcher at The Hampden/Booth Library at The Players since 2009. Current work-in-progress for the Hampden/Booth Library includes preparing for publication her annotated and illustrated transcription of Lawrence Barrett; A Wreath of Wild Roses by his daughter, Mary Barrett Von Roeder, and research on The Cibber Version, the next play in The Edwin Booth Play Cycle.
Hendrix College- Hendrix/Murphy Visiting Scholar 2020
Developed rehearsal plan and directed "The Persians" including introducing Laban-based movement techniques for Hendrix College Drama Students.
Cardinal Stritch University (Spring 2019 and Fall 2020-via zoom)
Developed curriculum and taught “Design through the Centuries”, a course designed to introduce Theatre majors and non-majors to information on Architecture, Furniture, Clothing and Accessories styles in history, as well as introduce play scripts that might demonstrate a use for such research support.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2017-2019 F2F. Fall 2020-Acting V Styles class via Canvas Collaborate Ultra)
Develop and teach Intensives and/or individual Style support for various Theatre Department projects as needed. Movement/Styles coach for various high style productions including ACTF participating production of “Red Velvet”. Irene Ryan Scholarship participants coaching.
First Stage Theatre Academy (2006-2019)
Since 2006, Angela has served as a lead teacher with First Stage Theatre Academy in Milwaukee, working with Elementary School-level students through High School-level students, for both the School Year Instruction rotation and the Summer Academy Intensive rotation.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (2001-2019)
From 2001-2019, Angela served as adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she taught at the undergraduate college level. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks to prepare emerging professional artists through grounding in basic skills. Her contributions to the performance faculty included:
Actor Movement/Styles Skills, Delsarte, Margolis Method and Period Styles exploration;
Research and analysis of Modern, Classical Verse, and Heightened-Language texts;
Voice and Speech skills, Skinner technique;
English Grammar/Rhetoric review; and
Audition technique covering monologue choice, preparation and presentation skills.
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Milwaukee Repertory Theater Education Department, Actor/Educator (1994-2017)
Door Shakespeare Company – Doorways Program, Lead Teacher (2012-2013)
Utah Shakespeare Festival – Camp Shakespeare, Lead Teacher (1996, 1998)
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Co-Instructor (1995-1996)
University of Wisconsin-Madison Outreach, Lead Teacher (1993-1994)
American Players Theatre School Tour Program, Lead Teacher (1993)
Illinois State University, Graduate Assistant (1991-1992)
Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Lead Teacher (1990-1991)
Nebraska Theatre Caravan, Lead Teacher (1985-1986)
Wayne State University/Hilberry, Graduate Assistant (1983-1985)