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Ria Erlich


GENDER: Female
AGE RANGE: Not Specified
ETHNICITY: White
HAIR COLOR: Gray
HEIGHT: 5 foot and under
UNIONS: Non-Union
CHARACTER RANGE: Mature, Senior
CHARACTER TYPE: Character
VOCAL RANGE: Soprano, Mezzo, Alto, Belter
VOCAL TYPE: Musical Theatre
SIGHT SINGING SKILLS: None
CREDITS:

Ria Parody Erlich
Phone/Fax: 310-451-3489 — Cell: 310-990-1104
E-mail: rperlich@gmail.com

Representation – Commercial/Theatrical: Rascals Talent Agency – (323) 686-6001

(Also registered with Actors Access; Backstage.com; Casting Frontier; Casting Networks [L.A. Casting])

Experience

-Acting (Theatre)-
(Actors Reel on Actors Access, Casting Frontier, Casting Networks [L.A. Casting])

– Yente the Matchmaker – “Fiddler on the Roof” (Lead) Kentwood Players
– Florence Snider – “Leading Ladies” (Supporting) Culver City Pub. Theatre
– Rose Montacolini – “Surprises” - Staged Reading (Lead) Theatre Palisades
– Muriel Sinclair – “Has Anybody Here Seen Roy?” (Featured) Theatre Palisades
– Gertie Goldfarb – “I Remember Lou: a New Musical” (Supporting) Whitefire Theatre
– Aunt March – “Little Women” (Supporting) Culver City Pub. Theatre
– Rheba - “You Can’t Take It with You” (Supporting) Theatre Palisades
– Hannah Di Blindeh – “Conversations with My Father” (Supporting) Morgan-Wixson
– Lady Hilda Brockhurst – “The Boy Friend” (Supporting) Theatre Palisades
– Mrs. Bellotti – “The Hot l Baltimore” (Supporting) Theatre Palisades
– Queen Aggravain – “Once Upon a Mattress” (Lead) Worthington (Ohio) Theatre
– Lucy Van Pelt – “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (Lead) Ohio State University
– Chorus – “Carnival” Ohio State University

-Acting (Television)-

– Various roles, incl. Mother Teresa – “Six Degrees of Everything” Benny & Rafi Fine for
TruTV Series (2015); Marc Summers Productions
– Old Woman Humming to iPod Tunes – MTV Pilot B17 Productions

Yes, I can ….

…. Sing (Soprano - Alto “Belt;” Musical Comedy)
…. Do a wide variety of accents, dialects, “voices” and some impersonations

-Directing (Theater)-

Director, “The Golden Bird & the Dancing Princesses,” Culver City Public Theatre
Director, “Reprieves” (Staged Reading), Theatre Palisades
Director, “It’s a Wonderful Life” Radio Play, Culver City Public Theatre
Asst. Director, “Nicolo and Nicolette,” Ohio State University
Asst. Director, “Reynard the Fox” (also designed costumes), Ohio State University
Various Undergrad and Graduate Directing Projects, including “The Chalk Garden,” “An Enemy of the People,” “Look Homeward, Angel.” “The Miracle Worker,” “The Silver Cord”

Production (Theatre)-

Producer, “Leading Ladies,” Culver City Public Theatre
Producer, “Picnic,” Theatre Palisades
Stage Manager, “The Lion in Winter,” Theatre Palisades
Stage Manager, “Lovers and Other Strangers,” Encino Theatre Group



NMI/ARC CREDITS:

– Gertie Goldfarb – “I Remember Lou: a New Musical” (Supporting), Alan Stillson Productions,         Whitefire Theatre

TRAINING:

Education/Training

Doctoral Studies in Theatre (Acting, Directing, Production) – The Ohio State University
(Graduate Teaching Associate, Creative Dramatics; Supervisor, Speech/Theatre High School Student Teachers)

California and Ohio Secondary School Teaching Certification in Speech, Theatre, English and Journalism
(Taught at Brookhaven HS, Columbus, OH; and Hamilton HS, Los Angeles)

M.A., Communications (Major: Readers Theatre) – The Ohio State University
(Masters Thesis, “An Experiment in Multimedia Readers Theater,” published on ERIC Network of Significant Writings in Language Arts)

B.S., Journalism and Communications (Minors: Speech and Theatre) – University of Florida

Voice – (Soprano - Alto “Belt”) Diana Zaslove Kahn, Culver City; Vocal Yoga, Pacific Palisades; Green Brooms, Santa Monica; Anoush Nevart, Los Angeles

Voiceover –

(Commercial) Terry Berland, Los Angeles
(Audio Books) Patrick Fraley, Los Angeles


SPECIAL SKILLS:

Sing (Soprano/Alto Belt); Accents, Dialects, Voices; Golf, Tennis


AVAILABILITY:

Available days and evenings.


COMMENTS:

Diminutive, zaftig actress. Comedy, Jewish mothers and grandmothers a specialty,



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