Summer 2009, I reunited with Genesis Rep (AVENGE!) in the NYC Fringe Festival for THE CHECK IS IN THE MAIL. Edge Boston
said my work as star saleswoman Janet was "great". According to Outer Stage
"deftly plays salesperson Janet with a world-weary air while
maintaining a vulnerability needed to carry the subplot." Earlier
in 09, I had a great time singing my set in the Algonquin Theatre
cabaret series and also playing Julie, the proprietor of a "junque"
shop which serves as a social center of her small town and assuages her
loneliness in BUBBLING, in the same theatre complex.
2008, Tennessee Williams' SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS in NYC. Some
back I played Violet in a well-received production which netted me a
Best Actress award...I was thrilled to revisit her with a wonderful new
ensemble. Then onstage for the final week of SIX HUSBANDS OF
ELIZABETH THE QUEEN, an emergency replacement in this new verse play,
an alternate-universe version of Elizabeth I's life and
Going on with only a quick scene run-thru doing rhymed verse, as well
as singing recent Emmy winner Larry (and daughter Laurie) Hochman's
rollicking masque number, was an exciting challenge!
My appearance as a daycare-outsourcing mom for THE ONION NEWS NETWORK
was featured in a CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING
segment--another 15 minutes of fame!
WITH AND WITHOUT
LEGEND "The best original comedy I've ever seen. Smart--
Jocelyn Beard should be writing for Desperate Housewives!"
EDEN'S END review from MORE
"dominates the stage in a powerful, realistic interpretation", JOURNAL
NEWS: "...manages to make Constance consistent even when the script
doesn't. Turning with a flash from depression to fear to
excitement to aggression, she's so convincing that it's easy to forget
the pieces of the character just don't add up.", NYTIMES: "The
production of EDEN'S END is definitely to be admired."
Blueberry Pond's benefit gala: article in Hudson Reporter
Excerpts from reviews of Stage East Ensemble's LOVE LETTERS, Ocean
Grove, NJ, February:
THE TWO RIVER TIMES
Send Yourself to "Love Letters" by Philip Dorian
Stage East production gets stamp of approval
Letters" is no joke. It's an appealing theatrical pas de
and when acted well, as it is at Stage East, it is most
I actually forgot for a while that "Love Letters" was a Gurney fiction
and asked someone if it had been pieced together from actual letters,
which says as much about the actors as the play.
Granville and Silva
are an accomplished pair. Melissa may be the showier role.... Neither
actor overdoes the material....Granville's emotional well is deep.
Melissa's child-custody situation is wrenching and her vanity (sending
a photo, she writes "stop looking at my hair," even as Granville lets
down her own flowing red tresses ) is innocently charming....although
the characters never move, the audience is moved.
"Love Letters": Lovely Correspondence by Robert F. Carroll
Jesse Ontiveros has brought together two on- and off-Broadway regulars,
Cynthia Granville and Donald Silva, to spring this correspondence into
sparkling life....Granville and Silva fit beautifully hand in glove as
the appealing correspondents.
Westmoreland, NY, outside
Syracuse, played abused girlfriend and welfare mom Marsha in
writer-director Jim Zachar's DV MADNESS OF MY LIFE.
Samuel French Off-Off B'way Original Short Play Festival entry PINK
POODLE DOG, Critics’ Choice winner.
reviewed in ORPHEUS
reviewed in HANGING OF RAZOR BROWN
reviewed in AVENGE! Kyd's SPANISH TRAGEDY
another AVENGE review
cynthia reviewed in TWO ELIZABETHS
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