How to Transcend ... Production Canceled

Like so many other theatre productions during this crazy time, PACA has decided to cancel its production of How to Transcend a Happy Marriage due to the Covid-19 epidemic. 

While everyone involved is clearly very disappointed by this news, it seems the most responsible choice given the current situation

How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

Abbe is heading back to PACA for the role of Pip in Sarah Ruhl's brilliant play How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

 

At a dinner party in New Jersey, two couples discuss polyamory as brought up by the introduction of a new temp, Pip, in Jane’s office. When they invite Pip and her two male partners, discussion turns to action and the exploration of unexplored desire turns animalistic, and then Jane’s daughter sees it all. How to Transcend a Happy Marriage blurs the lines of monogamy and asks how deeply friends, lovers, and strangers connect. 

Meisner In Mourne - Acting for Adults

Acting Class for Adults: Introduction to Meisner Technique

Abbe will be offering an introductory course in the Meisner technique starting in February. No experience is necessary and beginners are encouraged to give it a try.

 

The class will focus on Personal Monologues, Repetition and Independent Life Activities. 

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Power NI Commercial

This cool mom is getting ready for a road trip with the family! 

 

Abbe recently shot a fun commercial for Power NI, Northern Irelands leading electricity energy provider.

 

Directed by Glenn Leyburn. 

Whipped into Shape!

Abbe is getting whipped into shape for the Bosco Drama group's production of Legally Blonde. 

Not only will she be playing the role of Brooke Windham, she will also be Assistant Directing! 

Straeon International Acting Workshop

Abbe had the pleasure of participating in the Straeon Five-Day International Acting Intensive in Dublin. 

The technique created by Isabel Lehoux and Jock MacDonald, originated in Toronto. It is a highly personal technique, tailored to each individual actor. It centers around the concept that we are all inherent storytellers and the actor must get out of the way and let the character take over. 

An American Daughter

Abbe returns to the PACA stage as in the neo-feminist Quincy Quince in Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter. 

When the President of the United States nominates Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes to the position of Surgeon General, the excavation of her past triggers a scandal that threatens her confirmation. As partisan politics play out, Lyssa's deep personal relationships and impressive career trajectory hang in the balance. 

Playwrighting Workshop at The Crescent Belfast

Starting the new year off right with a playwrighting course with leading Irish playwright, Jo Egan. 

 

Jo Egan has worked in both the professional and community theatre sector in Northern Ireland as playwright, producer and director. Her most recent play, Madame Geneva premiered at the Lyric, Belfast in May 2017. She is currently the Artistic Director of Macha Productions. 

New Representation!

Abbe is thrilled to be signed with Jenny Martin at Premier Artists, the oldest talent agency in Northern Ireland! 

This is the beginning of a beautiful partnership. 

Voice-Over Demo

Abbe is joining the voice-over world!

 

Thanks to the lovely Megan MacPhee for helping curate this new demo and teaching her the ins and outs of the voice-over style. 

Louise Kiely Casting Workshop

An amazing day spent with Darren Thornton (director of critically acclaimed film, A Date for Mad Mary) and Thyrza Ging from Louise Kiley Casting. 

What a wonderful way to begin this new chapter! 

She Made the Move!

Abbe is now living in Northern Ireland!

What a change from the streets of New York City! She still travels back to NY several times a year but is excited to immerse herself in the vibrant Irish film and theatre scene.