Wendy Force McBride graduated from New York Academy of Theatrical Arts in New York City. She studied at H.B. (Herbert Berghof) Studios with Bill Hickey & Hal Holden and improvisation with Marty Friedberg at “The Improv” in NYC. Wendy worked with two improvisational groups. “Just for Fun” & “Group Creativity” under the direction of David Sheppard, she performed and taught improvisational “Theater games” for the "Improv Olympix" a nationally know Improv group. She studied voice under Julie DeJohn of "The DeJohn Sisters" & Joyce Lynn from The NYC Opera. As Director: Wendy’s experience includes 20 years of acting and improvisation. She's directed local theatre, school plays & musicals, Church productions and Talent Shows.
As An Actor: She performs in both musicals & plays. Last spring, Wendy worked closely with the playwright for a staged reading for Bleecker Street Theatre in NYC. Her commercial credits include "Ray-Ban", “Covenant House” and “March of Dimes”. She played a “Flight Attendant” in “Taking Chance” an HBO film, other film and television credits include Duplicity, Law & Order Criminal Intent, and a Juror in “Law & Order”. Wendy just completed a featured role in 1/2-Hour scripted comedy series for The Onion News Network for the Independent Film Channel. She also played "The Tour Guide" for a Webisode for Onion News. (click to view) http://www.theonion.com/content/video/historic_blockbuster_store_offers Her talent keeps her employed as an actor and enables her to bring a unique knowledge & experience to her students. She teaches private acting for all ages including college audition prep and voice. "It’s amazing to watch the students develop over the course of the workshop. They learn and discover the skills necessary to become an actor." Wendy@ActingNaturally.com
Stephen Casey held the position of Artistic Director and resident choreographer for the Bucks County Playhouse from 1996-2010. Among the 80+ productions he directed and choreographed there, his favorites include Joseph...Dreamcoat, Crazy for You, Damn Yankees, Once Upon a Mattress, Seussical, Chicago, and All Shook Up. He has also re-created the original choreography for numerous productions of A Chorus Line, 42nd St., Hello Dolly! The Will Roger's Follies, Carousel, Oklahoma! and Sweet Charity. In addition, he has choreographed for the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, DeSales University, the Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, Lehigh University, Jenks High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Neshaminy, Parkland, and Pennsbury Schools, Neshaminy Valley Music Theat re, and Acting Naturally of Mooresville. Mr. Casey has performed in the Broadway Nat ional, European, and bus and truck touring companies of 42nd St., as well as the Wolfgang Boksch production at the Schiller Theatre, in Berlin, Germany. He has toured nationally with A Chorus Line and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as well as the European touring companies of Golden Musicals and The Rocky Horror Show. On the high seas he has performed in an adagio team for Marcelo Productions on board the M.S. Nieuw Amsterdam for Holland America Cruise Lines, and for Commodore Cruise Lines with Kennedy Entertainment. He also performed in A Chorus Line at the Claridge Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Regionally, he has had the great fortune to perform at Papermill Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre, St. Louis MUNY, Dallas Musicals, Artpark, Theatre under the Stars, and the Cleveland Opera. He received a B.A. degree in Theatre and Dance from DeSales University. Stephen@ActingNaturally.com
Choreographer 13 the Musical - Megan Elyse Fulmer, a Junior at Montclair State University is excited to be choreographing 13 the Musical. Megan has just come off a seven month National tour of Shrek the Musical. Megan toured the country and Canada as their female swing. Her credits include A Chorus Line (Sheila), Kiss of the Spider Woman (assistant choreographer), Sweet Charity (Helene) (Irene Ryan Award Nominee*) and Cabaret (Fritzy). Megan had the honor of performing in the industrial benefits Shake It Up!(Assistant choreographer and dancer)and The Heat is On (dancer) in Miami Fla.
Ryan McBride is so excited to be back with Acting Naturally! Some of Ryan's professional stage credits include All Shook Up, Joseph.......Dreamcoat, Evita, High School Musical, Oklahoma! The King & I and Jesus Christ Superstar. Ryan is a canidate BFA in Acting at Chicago College of Performing Arts. "Lead The Dream" Ryan@ActingNaturally.com
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Jeanie Davey - is a High School Senior her experience includes Dramas, Musicals & One Act Plays. Her credits include Anon(ymous)South Pacific, Alice in Ameri-Land, A Game, Our Town, A Wonderful Life and The Pearl. Jeanie has done several Acting Naturally shows, they include High School Musical as Sharpay, Mama in Once on This Island, and a Lead in Doll House Blues, a show that went to the Drama Fest at the Bucks County Playhouse. Jeanie has a love for the theater & a passion for working with young actors. She looks forward to all the fun experiences yet to come!