ACTORS TRAINING GROUND'S
2021 WINTER GUEST ARTISTS
David Henderson (Acting) is a Morehead Scholar graduate of UNC and the founder and co-artistic director of Honest Pint. Most recently, he was seen as Charlotte in I AM MY OWN WIFE,(Theatre Raleigh) Tracy in THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE (Honest Pint) and the title role in Lombardi (Theatre Raleigh); which earned him a Broadway World award for Best Actor. Prior to that, he played the title role in Hamlet which earned him the Broadway World award for Best Actor in a Play. He also starred as Sweeney in Sweeney Todd at RLT and understudied the role at Playmakers Repertory Company. Favorite roles include, Ulysses in Annapurna, Joey in A Steady Rain, Fr. Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Edward in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, John Adams in 1776, Bobby in Company, and Henry in Henry V. For the past 23 years, he has had the pleasure of playing Jacob Marley in TIP annual production of A Christmas Carol. Thanks to all of you that support the arts! Drink Deep!
Wendy Zier (Voice-Over) as been a successful Voice Over Artist for over 20 years. Wendy voices for such clients as Hasbo, Citgo, Disney, and Blue Cross and Blue shield , just to name a few. While most of her work is live sessions in her studio with clients and agents around the country she does work here locally as well with some of the bigger studios. She has voiced on every platform you can imagine from broadcast commercial, to narration, to e-learning , to the voice in a kiosk, to an internal voice of an electronic toy! She offers coaching on occasion and has taught a few classes for Actors Training Ground. Wendy is looking forward to getting you all prepared for VO!!
Renee Wimberley (Improv, Dialects) is an actor, director, playwright, and arts instructor based in the Triangle area of North Carolina. She is passionate about arts integration and training parents, teachers, and ministry leaders to enhance their learning environments through creative arts activities. Renee has participated in the local theatre community for over 35 years. She is the Creative Director of Seed Art Share and teaches at Applause Youth Theatre, Christy’s Dancexplosion, and Actor’s Training Ground. In real life, she is Joe’s other half and mama to Max, Cana, and Stella. BA Theatre Arts Education (UNC-G).
D. Anthony Pender (Acting for the Camera) is an award-winning actor and stage director. His reputation as a Shakespearean actor has garnered praise for his performances as King Richard in Richard III, Prospero in The Tempest, and Romeo and Juliet with Evan Rachel Wood. His television credits include Windmills of the Gods, Smokey and the Bandit-The Series, and several guest appearances on Matlock. His film acting credits include Ramblin' Rose, Road to Wellville, Twilight Zone-The Lost Episodes, and Radioland Murders. From the beginning of his career, Tony has consistently been involved in coaching and education, developing educational programs and workshops throughout the southeast. His students have gone on to perform on major television shows like Sonny With a Chance, in feature films like The Hunger Games, and off-Broadway in shows such as Camino del Cielo (Way to Heaven).
Samantha Corey (Shakespeare) is a teaching artist, actress and director in Raleigh, NC. She has a BA in Theatre Performance from Appalachian State University with a minor in music. In August of this year, she'll join the Shakespeare and Performance Masters Program at Mary Baldwin University, as well as The American Shakespeare Center as an education artist. As an actress, she most enjoyed playing The Fool in King Lear with Honest Pint and Sweet Tea Shakespeare.
Kaluwa (Movement for the Actor) began dancing shortly after learning to walk, and hasn’t stopped since. Her love of performing with dance companies and teams was topped only when she discovered her love of teaching dance. This passion for dance led her to train in using movement for expression and healing, and even develop a therapeutic movement program. Her blend of technique with expression provides a unique learning experience for performers of all abilities motivated to find their authentic performance.
Elena Montero Mulligan (singing for the Actor) is an actor, singer, and Raleigh native. She holds a BA in Theatre (Musical Theatre Concentration) with a Vocal Performance minor from Meredith College. In addition to teaching with Actor's Training Ground, she is a voice teacher at Bach to Rock Apex and North Raleigh School of Music. Some favorite theatre credits include Gussie Carnegie in Merrily We Roll Along, Jo March in Little Women the musical, and Virginia Poe in Strange City of Edgar Allan Poe. She is also a member of the Oakwood Waits, Raleigh's premiere costumed caroling group.