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Cheryl Willis

Last updated

February 5, 2016
 

Biography

Actor, artist and puppeteer working primarily in Minneapolis and Maine. Originally from England Cheryl began her USA based puppetry work by performing the traditional Victorian Punch and Judy Puppet show.
Since then she has written, designed and created other puppetry and mask work for her own company, TransAtlantic Theatre, and by request for other companies.
Cheryl also works as an actor and voice over talent here in Minneapolis and has been seen in shows such as; By The Bog of Cats, Vinegar Tom, Mr. Puntilla with Frank Theatre, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Park Square, Shining City The Jungle, The Children’s Theatre, Theatre De La June Lune and The Great American History Theatre amongst many others. Her voice over work’s main clients are Aveda and Monster.com.
Cheryl is the Artistic Director for the Acadia Repertory Theatre on Mount Desert Island in Maine. She worked for a period with The Jim Henson Company, London primarily repairing Fraggles!

Résumé

EXPERIENCE
Julia Fallen Angels Acadia Rep. Mike Kissin
Lucy Angkatell The Hollow Acadia Rep. Cheryl Willis
Ida – The Maid Pools Paradise Acadia Rep. Mike Kissin
The Woman The Turn of the Screw Acadia Rep. Mike Kissin/Willis
Monica Murray By The Bog of Cats Frank Theatre Wendy Knox
Goodie Vinegar Tom Frank Theatre Wendy Knox
Madge Larrabee Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure Park Square Peter Moore
The Milk Maid Mr. Puntila and His Man Friend Matti Frank Theatre Wendy Knox
Neasa Shining City Jungle Theatre Joel Sass
Milly The Dazzle Acadia Rep. C Andrew Mayer
Miss Mildred Peake The Spider’s Web
Acadia Rep. Cheryl Willis
Shirley Shirley Valentine Acadia Rep. Mike Kissin
Rita Educating Rita Acadia Rep. Ken Stack
As Self The Complete Works Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) Acadia Rep. Ken Stack
Kate Sylvia Acadia Rep. Ken Stack
Woman Veronica’s Room Acadia Rep. Ken Stack
Anna Closer Joking Apart Natalie Diem
Joan The Guys Acadia Rep. Wayne Loui
Ellen Manville Luv Acadia Rep. Wayne Loui
Frances Kittle Scotland Road Acadia Rep. Ken Stack
Mrs Boyle The Mouse Trap Acadia Rep. Ken Stack
Constance The Three Musketeers (touring) Theatre de la Jeune Lune
Ensemble Grimm Tales (touring) Children’s Theatre Company
Eliza Doolittle Pygmalion Acadia Rep. Ken Stack
Vera Claythorne Ten Little Indians Acadia Rep. Wayne Loui
Betty Meeks The Foreigner Acadia Rep. Ken Stack
Laura The Unexpected Guest Acadia Rep. Ken Stack
Ida – The Maid See How They Run Acadia Rep. Ken Stack
Ruth Condomine Blithe Spirit Acadia Rep. Ken Stack
Sara King Appointment with Death Acadia Rep. Wayne Loui
Electra Iphiginia and Other Daughters Hidden Theatre
Caitlin Connelly Swede Hollow: The Lost Immigrant Village Great American History Theater
Grace Hardy Faith Healer Tilting at Windmills
Suzy The Match stalk Man 10th Planet Productions
Susan My Name is Susan (devised) MTS Productions

MUSICAL THEATRE (selected credits)

Chorus Joan of Arc at the Stake Crouch End Festival Chorus
Katisha The Mikado MV Theatre Productions
Poopsie The Pajama Game Alan Evans
Dorcus 7 Brides for 7 Brothers Angela Hudson
Dulcie The Boyfriend Angela Moran

SKILLS/OTHER

Dialects: British Dialects & RP, Standard & Southern American, Scottish, Welsh, Irish & Northern Irish
Voice/Movement: Mezzo Sop.
Comprehensive Basic Dance. Commedia D’ell Arte Training
Puppetry Training:The Dragons Mouth Theatre UK - Teaching Support, Script Deviser, & Performer
Artistic Director: 5th of November Puppeteers - 'Punch & Judy’, Erotic Shadow Shows, 10 Little Indians,
Anais Nin Erotic Valentines - Albert and the Lion
Directors’ Gym IV with Theater Unbound: Grandmother Spider Steals the Light.
Artistic Director: Acadia Rep. Theatre - Mount Desert Island, Maine - www.acadiarep.com

EDUCATION

TRAINING Mountview Conservatoire for the Performing Arts
Blackpool and Fylde F.E. College
The Drama Center

AWARDS