Member of the Week: Paula Plum
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Posted by: Geena Forristall
Paula Plum (she/her/hers) appeared this season at SpeakEasy Stage Company in The Children and at GBSC in The Last Night at Bowl-Mor Lanes, both directed by Bryn Boice. Other SpeakEasy credits include The History Boys, Reckless, The New Century, Savannah Disputation, and The Divine Sister. She is the recipient of seven IRNE awards, the 2007 & 2017 Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress, the 2004 Eliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence, and the 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University. In 2009 she was one of five actors nation-wide to receive the Fox Actor Fellowship in association with SpeakEasy Stage. As a founding member of Actors' Shakespeare Project, she has played Cleopatra, Beatrice, Lady Macbeth, and Phèdre. She has appeared regionally at the the Lyric Stage, the American Repertory Theatre, the New Repertory Theatre, Merrimack Repertory, the Huntington Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company, and Elm Shakespeare. Film credits include: Mermaids, Malice, Next Stop Wonderland, and Irrational Man directed by Woody Allen. Television: Science Court (three seasons ABC) and co-creator and star of The Dick & Paula Celebrity Special for FX.
Ms. Plum is a cum laude graduate of Boston University and has studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, the Dell'Arte Institute, and École Phillipe Gaulier,Paris. She has been published in American Theatre magazine and is married to actor Richard Snee. Paula is a professional acting coach @ paulaplum.com and was recently elected the visiting Monan Professor at Boston College for their 2020-21 Academic Year.
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