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Abby Day

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February 2, 2020


Abby Day is a freelance actor, director, and playwright in the Twin Cities. She received her B.A. in Theatre from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. Favorite on stage credits include Celia in Shakespeare's As You Like It;  Female Lead in Chameleon Theatre Circle's 39 Steps; Evalyn Morand in Lettres et Café, her two seasons with Theatre on Purpose, a group that writes and tours shows written on social justice issues, and holding principle roles in The Importance of Being Earnest; Is He Dead?; and Dr. Fritz vs. the Forces of Light. On screen credits include work for Regions Hospital, Evergreen Pictures, Travel Channel, Ford Motor Co., and several short films.

Abby wrote and directed On the Border of Freedom for the 2015 Bathrobes Christmas Festival. She wrote Lettres et Café commisioned and produced by Concordia Omaha, and by Bad Mime Productions for the 2017 Fringe Festival to warm reviews (minnesotaplaylist.com, It Feels Closer Every Day, by Courney Stirn; twincitiesgeek.com 10 Shows to See at Minnesota Fringe 2017), and it landed in the top 15 highest grossing shows of the festival. She's writing her next play to be produced in December 2018 in Omaha, NE.  Abby Day also loves directing, being a part of the Thread's Artists Night board, being in the wilderness, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.



Stage Acting (Selected)

 Wave  //  Alice  // Blue Dot Theatre Company

Much Ado About Nothing  //  Beatrice  //  Bad Mime Productions

Lettres de Café  //  Evalyn Morand (Playwright)  //  Bad Mime Productions

39 Steps  //  Female Lead  //  Chameleon Theatre Circle

A Nice Family Christmas  //  Jill  //  St. Croix Off Broadway

Romeo and Juliet  //  Petra  //  Theatre in the Round

As You Like It  //  Celia  //  Brian Grandison

The Importance of Being Earnest  //  Gwendolyn  //  Lori Plummer

Is He Dead?  //  Cecile Leroux  //  University of Northwestern

Theatre on Purpose: The Lonely Hour  //  K.J. Malone (Lead Writer)  //  Brian Grandison

Theatre on Purpose: The Game  //  Sara (Writer)  //  Brian Grandison

Dr. Fritz vs. the Forces of Light  //  Dr. Fritz/Maria  //  Kismet Kreative Productions

The Arkansas Bear  //  Mime  //  Tracy Swenson

Sense and Sensibility  //  Fanny Dashwood  //  Jennifer Hunter

The Caucasian Chalk Circle  //  Various Characters (Fight Captain)  //  Kari Steinbach

Playwriting/Directing (Selected)

Lettres et Café (Playwright & played Evalyn Morand) produced by Bad Mime Productions in the 2017 Fringe Festival

On the Border of Freedom  (Playwright & Director) Produced in the 2015 Bathrobe Christmas Festival

Wiley and the Hairy Man (Director) Produced in the 2015 UNWSP One Act Festival

Ricochet (Director & played Cassie) New work performed in the Patsy Miller Black Box Studio

Sequence 3 (Playwright & played Mirembe) Produced in the showcase, Free Indeed

Runaway Christmas (Playwright & Director) Commisioned for the 2018 Westside Christmas Pageant in Omaha, Nebraska

Film Acting (Selected)

Ford Commercial (Co-Worker) for Ford Motor Co.

Myth or Monster Pilot (Mary Mallet) created by Committee Films, aired by the Travel Channel

The HEAT Team 2017 (College Kid Trio) created by Token Media for Regions Hospital

Fashion 360 VR (PA Nerd) produced by Evergreen Pictures

Blue Cross Blue Shield (Featured) by Evergreen Pictures

Transfusion (Blake) Pilot Episode created by Zachary Strahan

Sound Effects (Rita) Short film by Joseph Berggren

Jump Cut (Danielle) Short film produced by Samara Ehlke

Keely Unlikely (Keely) Short film by Karina Triller


Founder of Bad Mime Productions

Core Board Member of Threads Artist Night

Theatrical Consultant for Concordia Omaha, Westside Church, and others


Education- University of Northwestern-St. Paul, B.A. Theatre

Advanced Acting- Brian Grandison

Stage Combat- Guthrie Theatre with Aaron Preusse

The Art of Improvisation- Dr. Don Rainbow

Movement for the Actor- Corey Mills

Vocal Training- Doreen Hutchings

Playwriting- Brian Grandison

Directing- Jennifer Hunter

Special Skills

Proficient dialects: Cockney, British Standard (RP), Scottish, Irish, French, German; Improvisation; European clowning; Mime; Extensive fight choreography experience (hand to hand, knife, and broad sword); Novice ukulele, guitar, and pianist; Expert coffee drinker; Proficient visual artist; Can wiggle ears, cross eyes, flare nostrils, and has the entire inspirational speech from Miracle memorized.


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