Simi Valley, California, United States
Angela has worked in several artistic fields as a director, producer, actress and writer. First and foremost Angela is a playwright. Her plays published by the Dramatic Publishing Company are Bats in the Belfry (a comedy); Zara or Who Killed The Queen of the Silent Screen (mystery/comedy) and The Tiger Turned Pink, (a children’s play). The Meriwether Publishing Company publishes another play, Crash Course in Herstory that highlights the accomplishments of women throughout the ages.
In 1997 Angela was awarded the Artistic Director Achievement Award for Best Director presented by the Valley Theatre League in Hollywood. Her play The Girlie Show received Honorable Mention in the 2000 Jane Chambers National Playwrighting Competition.
Angela has directed plays in New York City, Los Angeles and Universal Studios such as Once Upon A Mattress at the Buena Park Civic Center; three Tennessee Williams plays and Blithe Spirit at the Torrance Civic Theater; and Zara or Who Killed The Queen of the Silent Screen? at Universal Studios.
In 1996 Angela produced and directed her plays Time For Murder (mystery/comedy) at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center and A Moment of Silence (comedy/drama) played at the Forum Theater in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Also, in 1996, she formed Playwright Productions, which produces new American plays and videos.
In the video field Angela produced and wrote an original childrens' T.V. series The Adventures of J. Pierpont McPooch and a Gothic adult serial Southern Charm. The 8 half–hour Southern Charm episodes aired in 2000-2001 in streaming video on the Internet. A novel, The Curious Crystal, the first in the Southern Charm Trilogy (co-written with Larry Roberts) will soon be published.
Angela is a member of the Writers Guild of America and co-wrote the 1990 Writers Guild of America Awards Show. She has written episodic television shows, sitcoms and screenplays. She is a member of the WGA Women’s Committee, which promotes the hiring of women and minorities in the entertainment industry, and the Freelance Committee that assists freelance writers.
Angela has been a volunteer at Theatre of Hope for Abused Women (T.H.A.W.) for several years, producing and directing plays that deal with domestic violence and recovery. Crash Course in Herstory was performed at the Oasis House, a home for battered women, and The Phoenix House, an institution for troubled young women. She directed Sallie and Joey: A Sweet Little Story About Domestic Violence at the Alex Theater for the first annual Women of Distinction Awards Gala sponsored by T.H.A.W.
Angela lives in Simi Valley with her twin sons, William and Andrew, who are both engineering majors at Moorpark Community College. Currently, Angela teaches art, dramatics and creative writing. Visit her website: southerncharm.tv
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