ALLISON SPRATT PEARCE

 Actor. Educator.Director.Choreographer

 

EDUCATION

         2012: THE OLD GLOBE/UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO, SAN DIEGO, CA

  • MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN DRAMATIC ARTS
  • ACTOR/FULL SCHOLARSHIP
  • AWARDED THE SHILEY SCHOLARSHIP

  • HONOR SCHOLAR

  • FACULTY: RICK SEER, RAY CHAMBERS, JAN GIST, LIZ SHIPMAN, MARIA CARRERA, GEORGE YE, CYNTHIA CAYWOOD, FRED ROBINSON, ABRAHAM STOLL, GERHARD GESSNER

2000: ELON UNIVERSITY, ELON, NC

  • BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN MUSIC THEATRE, MINOR IN DANCE

  • CREDITS FULFILLED EARLY (in three and half years)

  • RESIDENT COORDINATOR (for one year)

  • CERTIFIED AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR (four years)

  • TEACHING ASSISTANT FOR CATHERINE MCNEELA (two years)

  • FACULTY: CATHERINE MCNEELA, RICHARD GANG, LINDA SABO, LYNN FORMATO, GENE MEDLER, NINA WHEELER

 

ACADEMIC POSITION 

University of San Diego, San Diego, California

  • 2014-Fall: Acting 1
  • 2014-Fall: Acting 1 (2nd section)
  • 2015-Spring: Theatre and Society
  • 2015-Fall: Musical Theatre
  • 2015-Fall: Theatre and Society

Grossmont College, San Diego, California

  • 2014-Fall: Song Performance SOLOS
  • 2016-Fall: Song Performance SOLOS
  • 2017-Spring: Acting 1
  • 2017-Spring: Song Performance DUETS, TRIOS & GROUP
  • 2017-Fall: Song Performance SOLOS

University of California San Diego Extension, San Diego, CA

  • 2012-July: Acting 2

DIRECTING & CHOREOGRAPHING

  • 2017: San Diego Musical Theatre, SD,CA: Choreographer: FIRST DATE
  • 2016: Junior Theatre, SD, CA: Director/Choreographer: THE WIZ
  • 2016: Junior Theatre, SD, CA: Director/Choreographer: Senior Showcase
  • 2014/16/17: Grossmont College SD,CA: Director/Choreographer: Musical Theatre Showcase
  • 2012: The Old Globe, SD,CA: Assistant Director: Globe Honors
  • 2012: The Old Globe/USD, SD, CA: Writer, Director and Starred in a one woman piece-Thesis Project
  • 2012: The Old Globe/USD, SD,CA: Assistant Director: Senior Showcase
  • 2008/2009: Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock, NC: Assistant and Aid: Vagabond Players Youth Tour for Young Audiences
  • 2006: New York Stage and Film, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY: Pre-Broadway Workshop: Good Vibrations: Assist. Director/ Choreographer to John Carrafa

THEATRE AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

  • 2017: Craig Noel Award Winner for best supporting actress in Gypsy, nomination for best ensemble and resident play for Disgraced
  • 2016: Craig Noel Award Winner for best ensemble & best new musical for Come From Away
  • 2015: Craig Noel Nomination: Best Actress in My Fair Lady
  • 2014: Craig Noel Nomination: Best Actress in Sound of Music
  • 2008: Tony Nomination/Drama Desk Nomination: Cry Baby
  • 2007: Tony Nomination/Drama Desk Nomination: Curtains
  • 1996: Miss Teen Maryland runner-up

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

  • 2016: Junior Theatre, SD, CA (TYA abbreviated version)
  • 2016: Junior Theatre, SD, CA: Director/Choreographer: THE WIZ
  • 2013: Twelfth Night performance, masterclasses and talk backs The Old Globe, San Diego, CA
  • 2011: Teaching Associate and Outreach Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock, NC
  • 2008/2009: Assisted & Administrated on Theatre for Young Audience Shows and Outreach program and Performance for the Vagabond Players (Apprentice summer program)
  • 2006: Acting in Dance for Young Audiences, Ballet Petite, Bethesda, MD
  • 2006: Acting in Dance for Young Audiences, Imagination Theatre, Bethesda, MD
  • 2005: Masterclass: Performing for the Theatre for Young Audience Troupe
  • 1993/1995: Performed and conducted talk backs with, Alice in Wonderland & Pinocchio, Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD

MASTER CLASSES / TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

  • 2001: Performance in Musical Theatre, Dayton Ballet, Dayton, OH
  • 2000-current: Performance Masterclass and Mentorship for the underrespresented Urban community, City at Peace/Urban Nation, Washington, D.C.
  • 2001: Finance & The Business of Acting, Elon University, NC
  • 2005: Audition Technique
  • 2007: Acting in Dance: Worked Broadway routines from Guys & Dolls, Curtains, and Cry Baby
  • 2006: Audition Technique, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock, NC
  • 2008: Contemporary Monologue & Scene Study
  • 2009: Film & Commercial Audition Technique
  • 2009: Finances, Making it in New York, and Agents/Casting Directors/Auditions
  • 2008: Commercial Audition Class
  • 2010: Commercial, Television, & Film Study (four day intensive)
  • 2011: Modern Scene Study- through the Stanislavsky Method, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2011: Shakespeare Intensive, Otay Ranch High School, Chula Vista, CA
  • 2011: Using your full voice, speech, and movement in business leadership, California State University, San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
  • 2012: Coached high school actors for the ESU Shakespeare National Compaction
  • 2014: Youth Performance group: Masterclass, SDMT, San Diego, CA
  • 2014: Guest speaker at the educators conference about theatre auditions, San Diego Theatre Educators Alliance, San Diego, CA
  • 2015: Shakespeare Intensive, Tory Ross Acting Class, San Diego, CA
  • 2014/2015/2016/2017: College Audition Preparation, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA
  • 2016: Song Performance workshop, Theatre Arts School, San Diego, CA
  • 2016: Summer Intensive Teacher: Dance for the musical stage, Acting, Showcase, Junior Theatre, San Diego, CA

PRIVATE COACHING

Private Studio

2002-Current

• Teach all ages acting approaches, methods and techniques
• Find material: Songs, Monologues, Scenes
• Help prepare them for shows, auditions, workshops, and concerts

Musical Theatre College Auditions (MTCA) – Coaching Coordinator, Senior Song Performance and Monologue Coach
2011-current
The Mission: We are dedicated to and highly experienced in helping students prepare to show their best, most unique selves to college musical theatre and acting programs. We will create a recommended coaching plan for you based on your individual needs and interests.

My Duties: Dance, Song and Acting coach. Find song repertoire and monologues, attain a balanced school audition list, prep for interviews, coach privately, in teams and on panels to high school students wanting to apply to theatre arts programs.

www.MTcollegeauditions.com

Certified Yoga Instructor

2017-Current

Certified in 2017 from Prana Yoga, La Jolla, CA Gerhard Gessner- Owner and Teacher

The Actors’ Resource

2008-2010
The Mission: Connecting the actor to the right resources to be prepared and professional in the business
My Duties: Finding the appropriate coach or service for the actor/client, as well as organizing, hiring, coordinating locations, scheduling, coaching sides, scenes, and monologues, finding repertoire, updating and refining resumes and teaching about professional business etiquette and finances.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TELEVISION AND RADIO ARTISTS

PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATION

SHAMON FRIETAS AGENCY, SAN DIEGO, CA 91942 (Since 2011)

Carol or Frank

HARDEN-CURTIS ASSOCIATES, NY. NY (Since 2008) Michael Kirsten-212-977-8502

REFERENCES

Rick Seer (Retired 2017)

Director of the Graduate Theatre Program & Acting Professor The Old Globe/ University of San Diego
rseer1@gmail.com

Catherine McNeela

Director of the Music Theatre Program and Professor Elon University
mcneela@elon.edu

Ellen Lettrich

Director of MTCA (Music Theatre College Auditions) www.mtcollegeauditions.com Ellen.lettrich@gmail.com

Leo Ash Evens

Associate Director of MTCA LeoAshEvens@gmail.com

Beth Duggan

Chair and Theatre Arts Professor Grossmont College Beth.Duggan@gcccd.edu

Brian Rickel

Professor of Theatre Arts Grossmont College Brian.Rickel@gcccd.edu

Jennifer McCabe

Professor of Acting
New York University & The New School jenmccabe@gmail.com