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ACTORS TRAINING GROUND'S
 2022 WINTER GUEST ARTISTS

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Wendy Zier (Voice-Over) has 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!!

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D. Anthony Pender (Movement and Shakespeare) 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).

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David Henderson (Acting Master Class) 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!  

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Rebecca Jackson-Artis (Improv Master Class) is an actor, writer, and podcaster from Chicago. Rebecca has worked for over twenty years in theatre, television and film. The last ten years she’s shared her time and talents in community advocacy, political organizing, and maternal and child health. She wrote, produced, and starred in a short film, In The Midst of Morons (2018). She is the writer, producer, and star of Totally Becky (2018), a web series she co-creates with Dre Robinson. With Rebecca Fox she performs in a sketch comedy duo, The Rebecca Show (2019). Rebecca is a Spotify® Sound Up 2019 Podcast Bootcamp alum. Black Becky Speaks, the podcast she began creating in 2019, will premiere in 2021. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University in Theatre Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Narrative Media Writing at The University of Georgia. Rebecca lives with her family in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

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Sue Scarborough (Working with a Director) is a long time theatre arts practitioner. She is the founder of  the North Carolina Theatre Arts Educators, a statewide resource for and by theatre educators and The NC Young Playwrights Festival, a statewide 4-12 playwriting program;  the Artist in the School Directory for Wake Co.,  a county-wide resource connecting artists and schools;  Raleigh Creative Costumes, a costume rental and design house; and  Teen Co, a county wide Improv Company.  She taught theatre at Enloe Magnet High for 25 years.   She directed over a hundred plays, from Really Rosie to Three Penny Opera to Pericles, served as Arts Department Chair and received numerous awards.  Sue worked in the community by serving  on many boards including ArtsPlosure, Pinecone and the Seed Art Share and directing plays for local theatre such as Raleigh Little Theatre and Cary Players.  Her work has also been seen globally in England and Scotland and  at the NY Fringe Festival and Spoleto.  She is pleased to have studied with Paul Sills, an improv founder,  Charna Halprin, Improv Olympic founder, and at the Globe Theatre in London.  Her Master’s degree is from UNCG Dept of Theatre.  She currently offers workshops, classes, and coaching as well as teaching and in school residencies.  Sue is also developing site specific pieces and directing new and classic works in Raleigh for Seed Art Share.  She has recently been named the 2020 Outstanding Alumni for the UNCG Dept of Theatre.

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Ian Finley (working with a Director) holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the Tisch School at New York University. He is the author of plays, including The Nature of the Nautilus (winner of the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Award), And There Was War in Heaven (finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), Native, The Greeks, 1960 and the Our Histories cycle of plays. In 2012, he was named the Piedmont Laureate in the field of Playwriting and Screenwriting.  He has directed productions for Burning Coal Theatre Company, Seed Art Share, and The Justice Theatre Project, as well as at 18 middle and high schools in the Triangle.

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Jane Bonin (Headshot Session) grew up in London and has been in the modeling/acting industry for the past 35 years. She traveled the world working with many famous photographers, appearing in numerous high fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and Cosmopolitan. She later moved to NYC where she continued to work as a commercial model and actress through Ford and Wilhelmina Model Agencies. In 2014 Jane moved to North Carolina with her family and for the last 8 years has enjoyed being on the other side of the camera - giving her a whole new appreciation for the art of photography. However, she still believes it is her valuable experiences as a model and actress that enable her today to help both men and women achieve that contemporary 'covershot' look that everyone loves.