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Cathy Summa-Wolfe
, Executive Director
Communications, Community Relations, and Advancement
415-485-9528

College of Marin Drama 2014 Speaker Series

KENTFIELD, CA—April 30, 2014—College of Marin Drama Department alumnae, labor representative and a seasoned acting administrator will share stories from their professional acting journeys and participation in major labor unions for the industry—Actor's Equity and SAG-AFTRA. The public is invited to participate in a question and answer session that will follow the moderated event. It is the first in a series of open presentations hosted by the College of Marin Drama Department.

To Be or Not to Be; When and If to Join the Union

Moderator: Dale Albright, Director of Field Services for Theatre Bay Area
Presenters: Anni Long and Marcia Pizzo, Drama Department alumnae

Monday, May 5, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Studio Theatre Performing Arts Building
Kentfield Campus

Free and open to the public
Parking: $3. Please park in student lot.
Information: Lisa Morse, lisa.morse@marin.edu
COM Drama Department: (415) 485-9555

Participant Bios

blankDale Albright
Panel Moderator Dale Albright has worked for Theatre Bay Area since 2001, where he currently serves as director of field services. He provides programming and support to Theatre Bay Area’s 2,500 individual members and 350 theatre company members and administers all of Theatre Bay Area’s granting programs. He is an actor, director, playwright, producer, and arts administrator.

 

blankMarcia pizzo
College of Marin alumna Marcia Pizzo has performed in theatre, film, television and commercials for over 25 years, portraying many of the great Shakespearean women from Lady Macbeth to Cleopatra and musical theatre roles such as “Anna” in the King and I and “Eliza Doolittle” in My Fair Lady. Her television career includes guest spots on Falcon Crest, Knight Rider, Nash Bridges and Trauma, as well as film performances in Bicentennial Man, Fruit of the Vine, This Space Between Us, and Delta Fever. Check out myteevee.tv to see her latest project, a web series pilot entitled With Every Death.

 

Anni Long
Anni Long, another College of Marin alumna, toured the U.S. with the National Shakespeare Co. at the age of 19, playing the title role in G. B. Shaw’s Saint Joan. She went on to work for as an associate artist at South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, performing in over 60 classical and contemporary plays. In 1991, she returned to the Bay Area and worked in various Bay Area theatres while building a media career in film, television, commercials, and voiceover recording. She served as the San Francisco Screen Actors Guild branch president for three years, SAG national board director for two years, and AFTRA National Convention delegate for three years. She co-founded the Bay Area Film Alliance, a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to increasing film and television production in Northern California. She retired from acting in 2003 to work for Actors Equity Assoc. as the San Francisco Business Representative, administering contracts and serving the needs of actors and stage managers in live theatre throughout the nine greater Bay Area counties.