Debra Woods - Character Actress

394 Bayside Drive
Saratoga Springs , UT   84045
(801)901-6245

debra@latter-dayvillage.com

Personal: 

 Age: 55

Hair: Red

  Height: 5'6"

Drama Teacher, Art Instructor, Author (five published books, monthly paid subscription online ezine), Set Design, Costume Design, Puppeteer, Web Design, Software Instructor, Graphic Artist, Illustrator, Desktop Publishing, Software Training, Mural Artist

Education: 

  • BA in Theater Arts, acting emphasis, Brigham Young University, 1989.
  • BYU Best Actress in Leading Role, as Dottie in Noises Off, 1989
  • AA Arts and Letters, Ricks College, 1978, Theater Major
  • Improvisation, SAK Comedy Lab, Orlando, FL 1995

Stage Experience:  

Role

Show

 Company

Location

Mary Farewell to Eden Zion's Theatre Company Provo, Utah
Frau Schmidt The Sound of Music Saratoga Springs Arts Council Saratoga Springs, Utah

Nana/Mouse/Bunny/Dr/Nursery Magic

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Villa Playhouse

Springville, Utah

Nana/Ensemble

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Firehouse Theatre

Kaysville, Utah

Mrs. Fezziwig/Charwoman

A Christmas Carol

Hale Center Theater

Salt Lake City, Utah

Fairy Godmother

Cinderella

Rogers Memorial Theater

Centerville, Utah

Elisabeth

Savior of the World -wrkshp

Conference Center Theater

Salt Lake City, Utah

Marilla Cuthbert 

Anne of Green Gables

Lindon Players

Lindon, Utah 

Mrs. Hopkins

My Fair Lady

Pioneer Theater Company

Salt Lake City, Utah 

Mrs. Cratchet 

A Christmas Carol

Hale Center Theater

Orem, Utah 

Ida

See How They Run

Hale Center Theater

Orem, Utah

Nurse

Baby

Sundance Indoor Theater

Provo, Utah

Edith

Blithe Spirit

Pioneer Theater Company

Salt Lake City, Utah

Dottie/Mrs. Clackett

Noises Off

Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah

Miss Hannigan

Annie

Capitol Repertory Theater

Olympia, Washington

Widow Hopewell

Love Rides the Rails

Capitol Repertory Theater

Olympia, Wahsington

Mrs. McAffee

 Bye Bye Birdie

Abbey Players

Olympia, Washington

Elixer

Pinocchio

Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah

Madame Ernestine

Little Merry Sunshine

Ricks College

Rexburg, Idaho

Cousin

Everyman

Ricks College

Rexburg, Idaho

Hedy LaRue

How to Succeed

Playmill Theater

West Yellowstone, MT

Fifi

Love Rides the Rails

Playmill Theater

West Yellowsone, MT

Chorus

Guys and Dolls

Playmill Theater

West Yellowstone, MT

Veta Louise Simmons

Harvey

Ricks College

Rexburg, ID

Nora

Ah! Wilderness

Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

Ladybug

Bugs!

Miami University

Oxford, Ohio


Other Experience
 

Prop Mistress Saratoga Springs Arts Council Sound of Music Saratoga Springs, UT
Director, Technical Director Draper Arts Council Broadway Family Favorites Draper, UT
Director, Technical Director Saratoga Springs Stake Celebration of the Arts Broadway Musical Review Saratoga Springs, UT

Set Designer

YMCA of SLC

The Music Man

Hunter, UT

Set Designer

Vancouver West Stake

With Mine Own Hand

Vancouver, WA

Artistic Director

Villa Youtheater

BUGS!

Springville, UT

Drama Teacher/Director

South Jordan Arts Council
Class Act II

original musical-script/lyrics

Love Rides the Rails

How the Elephant Got His Trunk

South Jordan, UT

Hair Crew

LightStone Studios

Liken the Scriptures - Epis. 2

Salt Lake City, UT

Voice Over Artist

Voices Unlimited

 

Orlando, FL

Drama Teacher/Art Teacher

Young Artist Academy

 

Orlando, FL

Drama Teacher

Children's Performing Arts Studio

 

Olympia, Washington

 

Set Designer

Broadway Family Favorites,The Music Man, BUGS!,  How the Elephant Got His Trunk, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, How to Succeed in Business, The Doll's House, Member of the Wedding, Alice In Wonderland, Hansel & Gretel, Faith in Every Footstep, Nativity Pageant, Spoon River Anthology, Dames at Sea, Children's Tribute to World Peace, Love Rides the Rails, Cinderella, The Apple Tree, Tally's Folly

Production Manager

Bountiful Handcart Days Pageant 2002 - Deseret Destiny

  • Puppeteer
  • Storyteller
  • Make-up Artist
  • Costume Design
  • Song Writing
  • Play Writing
  • Directing
  • Mistress of Ceremonies
  • One-Woman Stand-up Performer
  • Soloist (alto).

Special Skills:
Excellent specialty dialects and character voices: British, Cockney, Southern, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, New York, Yiddish, you name it, I can fake it. Animal sounds, child, elderly woman, wicked witch, or any other character voice. Create extremely believable characters.

 

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