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Melinda Petersen

Workshop 101 Performance / Casting Faculty

Melinda Peterson has been a professional actor for over 45 years and after slogging through 20 of them, she was introduced to audio theatre when she played all 17 of the female roles in Proctor & Bergman’s Power which aired on NPR as a regular segment of John Hockenberry’s HEAT. She still wonders why she wasted so many years in make-up. Since that time she has worked with all-star casts in We Hold These Truths and Empire of the Air for Other World Media, performed with The Firesign Theatre on The Great Internet Broadcast for the Toyota Comedy Festival in New York and traveled several times to Dublin to act in Crazy Dog Audio productions for RTE, Ireland’s public radio service. She is most proud that she was Norman Corwin’s very favorite Lucretia Borgia in his The Plot to Overthrow Christmas. Cast as Agatha Christie she lead the companies of The BBC Murders in Kentucky, Washington and Florida. She has been a member of Los Angeles’ classical theatre ensemble, The Antaeus Company, since 1991 and lives in LA with her darling husband, Phil Proctor, and her even more darling cat.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, June 7

9:00pm PDT