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ELAINA VRATTOS
(781) 844-7225 (c); evrattos@hotmail.com

AEA / SAG / AFTRA

EXPERIENCE:

BIG SMILE PRODUCTIONS
Managing Director 1995-present

Start-up and complete implementation of theatrical production company; including a successful Caroling Company and singing telegrams

bulletWrite, produce and direct original reviews and book shows
bulletStage Manager-shows as mounted
bulletFull office operation
bulletSales, marketing and promotion
bulletAuditioned, cast, trained and coached all actors, singers and production staff
bulletHighlights:
bulletCreated a show, which was performed on Broadway in New York City. Show was auditioned and rehearsed in Boston.
Entire cast and crew was transported to New York.

DILLSTAR PRODUCTIONS
East Coast Director 2001-2002

The largest interactive theatre company in the country

bulletStage Manager/ Managing Director - "Soprano's Last Supper" 2001-2004
Complete responsibility of five different theatrical productions running throughout the eastern half of the United States.
bulletDirected and rehearsed all productions
bulletAuditioned, cast, trained, and coached new and existing actors and Stage Managers
bulletMonthly scheduling of all shows: 12 shows a week with 14 actors in each for Massachusetts alone
bulletStage Manager-Rotate between the different on going productions
bulletCoordinated press photos, personal appearances, and radio and television interviews
bulletMonitored weekly advertising
bulletHighlights:
bulletSuccessfully mounted and transported a full cast, crew, sets, sound and props from Boston to
Caesar Resorts in the Pocono's for one weekend; reworked script to fit new locale and time constraints,
budgeted and coordinated transportation, coordinated the itinerary, and hired staff, crew and cast;
success brought possible business with all Caesar Resorts throughout the country.
bulletSuccessfully mounted three grand openings within first six months

WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS/ABC CORPORATION/RADIO DISNEY
Managing Director "Magic Carpet Tour" 2000-2002
National Tour Director for educational play, which toured United States and Canada.

bulletCast, directed and trained three teams of three actors and a stage managers
bulletSelected music and sound effects and incorporated them into the sound track.
bulletSelected, purchased and created props for all three teams
bulletDesigned Costumes

Managing Director "The Great Ghoul Revue"" 2000
Created, cast and directed original Halloween Musical, which was performed at Six Flags and George's Island
and ran concurrently throughout October.

bulletImplemented all creative elements: special effects, costumes, sound effects, music, make-up and sets
bulletCast directed and trained two casts and tech crew and hired choreographer
bulletAdapted shows for two completely different venues

Managing Director "A Haunted Fairy Tale"" 1999
Created, cast and directed original Halloween Musical, which was performed at George's Island.
iImplemented all creative elements: special effects, costumes, sound effects, music, make-up and sets

bulletCast, directed and trained; cast and tech crew and hired choreographer

DARLYNE FRANKLIN PRODUCTIONS
Managing Director/Stage Manager/Writer "The Wake of Matty O'Malley" "Forever Vaudeville and Burlesque" 1997-2000
Director and manager of weekly interactive dinner theatre, which performed all over New England.

bulletCast, directed and trained; cast and tech crew
bulletStage Manager
bulletManage shows weekly; give notes, set up props and sound, liaison with venue manager, disciplinarian

"Dancin' In The Street",Original Musical which was performed at the Cabaret Theatre, Boston and the Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC
Production Assistant 1983-1984

bulletOffice Personnel
bulletRecruited Ushers and hired House Manager
bulletBox Office, Merchandise Sales, Promotional Photo's and Art

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

PROFESSIONAL/Semi-Professional:

bulletTHE WITCH'S TALE DISNEY/ABC
bulletA HAUNTED FAIRY TALE DISNEY/ABC
bulletMAGIC CARPET TIME TOUR DISNEY/ABC
bulletTHE SOPRANO'S LAST SUPPER DILLSTAR PRODUCTIONS
bulletTHE WAKE OF MATTY O'MALLEY DARLYNE FRANKLIN PRODUCTIONS
bulletJOEY AND MARIAS COMEDY WEDDING DILLSTAR PRODUCTIONS
bulletFOREVER VAUDEVILLE AND BURLESQUE DARLYNE FRANKLIN PRODUCTIONS
bulletNINE TURTLE LANE PLAYHOUSE
bulletDAMN YANKEES TURTLE LANE PLAYHOUSE
bulletBIG RIVER TURTLE LANE PLAYHOUSE
bulletBEAUTY AND THE BEAST –EQUITY TAUNTON SUMMER THEATRE/HEART 2 HEART
bulletLUCKY STIFF TURTLE LANE PLAYHOUSE

COMMUNITY:

bulletBYE BYE BIRDIE NEVERLAND THEATRE COMPANY
bulletWORKING CHARITY PRODUCTIONS
bulletCHORUS LINE CHARITY PRODUCTIONS
bulletGODSPELL CHARITY PRODUCTIONS
bulletLUCKY STIFF VOKES THEATRE
bulletNINE NEWTON COUNTRY PLAYERS
bulletBYE BYE BIRDIE FOOTLIGHT CLUB

COLLEGE:

bulletA FUNNY THING HAPPENED... BABSON COLLEGE
bulletMOON CHILDREN BABSON COLLEGE
bulletANYTHING GOES BABSON COLLEGE
bulletWORKING BABSON COLLEGE
bulletGUYS AND DOLLS BABSON COLLEGE
bulletGODSPELL BABSON COLLEGE
bulletHEIDI CHRONICLES EMMANUEL COLLEGE
bulletH.M.S. PINAFORE HARVARD UNIVERSITY

ELEMENTARY-HIGH SCHOOL:

bulletGUYS AND DOLLS TURTLE LANE PLAYHOUSE CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP
bulletBYE BYE BIRDIE NEWTON NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
bulletALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS HUDSON ARTS ALLIANCE

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:

STAGE MANAGER:

bulletON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY w/Alice Ripley Overture Productions
bulletGODS AND GODDESSES West End Theatre
bulletSOPRANO'S LAST SUPPER (weekly for 5 years) Dillstar Productions
bulletTHE WAKE OF MATTY O'MALLEY(weekly for 5 years) Darlyne Franklin Productions
bulletFOREVER VAUDEVILLE AND BURLESQUE Darlyne Franklin Productions

MAKE-UP: Character and Special Effects Make-up proficient

bulletBEAUTY AND THE BEAST Heart 2 Heart
bulletWIZARD OF OZ Neverland Theatre
bulletJUNGLE BOOK Neverland Theatre
bulletBLUE HAIR TROUPE Neverland Theatre
bulletTHE GREAT GHOUL REVUE Disney, ABC Corporation
bulletA HAUNTED FAIRY TALE Disney, ABC Corporation
bulletA WITCH'S TALL Disney, ABC Corporation
bulletA WINTER'S TALE Footlight Club Theatre
bulletCANDIDE Vokes Theatre
bulletGODSPELL Charity Productions

SET DESIGN: SET PAINTING, FAUX FINISHES, MURALIST, GOOD WITH TOOLS

bulletPIPPIN Turtle Lane Playhouse
bulletBABY Newton Country Players
bulletGODSPELL Charity Productions
bulletWORKING Charity Productions

COSTUMES:

bulletBATBOY Vokes Theatre
bulletGODSPELL Charity Productions
bulletWORKING Charity Productions
bulletTHE GREAT GHOUL REVUE Disney, ABC Corporation
bulletA HAUNTED FAIRY TALE Disney, ABC Corporation
bulletMEDIEVAL MADDNESS Big Smile Productions
bulletMAGIC CARPET TIME TOUR Disney, ABC Corporation
bulletEVITA- Asst. Costume Designer Turtle Lane Playhouse

PROPS:

bulletON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Overture Productions
bulletAS BEES IN HONEY DROWN Vokes Theatre
bulletMAGIC CARPET TIME TOUR 1& 2 Disney, ABC Corporation
bulletJAQUES BREL Vokes Theatre
bulletBOYS NEXT DOOR Vokes Theatre
bulletGODSPELL Charity Productions
bulletA HAUNTED FAIRY TALE Disney, ABC Corporation
bulletA WITCH'S TALE Disney, ABC Corporation
bulletHALLOWEEN CONCERT SYMPHONY Fleet Celebrity Series

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

HUDSON ARTS ALLIANCE 2005

bulletTaught classes in Acting, Voice for the stage, Text, Building a Character, an Actor's Body in the Text.
bulletiTheatre Games
bulletRehearsed and performed Through the Looking Glass

NEVERLAND THEATRE INSTITUTE 2003-2005

bulletTaught classes and held workshops in Acting, Voice for the stage, Text, Building a Character.
bulletTheatre Games

TURTLE LANE PLAYHOUSE SUMMER THEATRE CAMP 2004

bulletTaught classes in Acting, Voice for the stage, Text, Building a Character, an Actor's Body in the Text.
bulletTheatre Games
bulletRehearsed and performed a young performer's version of Guys and Dolls

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE: (Full Resume Available)
STAGE: (partial list)

bulletBLUE HAIR TROUPE MYRTLE Tremont Theatre
bulletNINE* SARRAGHINA Publick Theatre
bulletEVITA EVA'S MOTHER Reagle Players
bulletNUNSENSE MOTHER SUPERIOR Black Box Theatre
bulletSOUND OF MUSIC MOTHER ABBESS Charity Theatre
bulletFIDDLER ON THE ROOF YENTE Reagle Players
bulletHOT L BALTIMORE APRIL Vokes Theatre
bulletSTEEL MAGNOLIAS TRUVY Footlight Club
bulletINTO THE WOODS JACK'S MOTHER Concord Players
bulletINCIDENT AT SAN BAJO** VERA Newton Country Players

*Nominated for IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Award for Best Supporting Actress
**Winner Best Supporting Actress by NETC(New England Theatre Conference)

FILM:

bulletBLACK SHEEP PRODUCTIONS MOTHER-BEDFORD SPRINGS INDEPENDENT FILM
bulletKO PRODUCTIONS PAULA-DENIED FILM SHORT
bulletCITY SCAPE MOTION PICTURES MAID-METAMORPHOSIS FILM SHORT
bulletTOUCHTONE PICTURES A CIVAL ACTION FEATURE FILM
bulletWARNER BROTHERS MYSTIC RIVER FEATURE FILM

TELEVISION:

bulletLIFETIME NURSE-UNSOLVED MYSTERIES TV EPISODE
bulletTHE BROTHERHOOD SHOW TIME TV EPISODE
bulletTHE JOYS AND PLEASURES OF FARTING MOTHER-THE BANGORS TV PILOT
bulletBROTHERHOOD OF POLAND NH (David E. Kelley) TV PILOT
bulletTRI STATE LOTTERY FEATURE- LOTTERY BABY COMMERCIAL

INDUSTRIALS:

bulletBOSTON MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS PATIENT INDUSTRIAL
bulletTOTAL LEARNING COMCEPTS SOCIAL WORKER INDUSTRIAL

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

bulletSHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY INTENSIVE TRAINING IN RESIDENCE
bulletBOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS - BFA
bulletVOICE: TORB PEDERSON (assoc. of Seth Riggs) - Bel Canto/Opera
bulletDANCE: SUSAN DIBBLE-Period Styles
bulletSTEPHEN LOTWIS - Jazz, Pop, Rock, Gospel
bulletACTING: TINA PACKER, KEVIN COLEMAN, DENNIS KRAUSNICK, BOB GUEST
bulletWORKSHOP: JAMIBETH MARGOLIS ON CAMERA ACTING: BOB KRAKOWER

SPECIAL SKILLS/TALENTS:

bulletCharacters and Dialects: NE regional accents: Boston, New York, Cockney, British, American Southern; (can learn accents quickly), Character/Cartoon voices, Vaudevillian/Physical Comedy, Rubber Face, Story Telling, Narration, MC, Improvisation (over 10 yrs exp.), Greek Dancing, Club Dancing, Painting, Graphic Design, Photography, Sewing, Softball, Swimming, Weight Lifting, Hockey, Tennis. High-Pitched Whistle, Wiggle Ears, Burp on Cue.
bulletHas hundreds of hours experience in the recording studio & has created several sound CDs for theatrical performances.
bulletExperience with follow spot.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:

bulletAWARDED FULL-FOUR YEAR SCHOLARSHIP TO BOSTON UNIVERSITY
bulletNominated for an IRNE AWARD-BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS for the role of Sarraghina in NINE at the Publick Theatre
bulletAwarded 10 EMACTAWARDS including BEST DIRECTION for my production of NINE
bulletAwarded NETC BEST DIRECTION AWARD for Charity Production's GODSPELL
bulletAwarded NETC BEST SET DESIGN AWARD for Charity Production's GODSPELL
bulletAwarded NETC BEST ENSEMBLE AWARD for Charity Production's GODSPELL
bulletAwarded EMACT BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS AWARD for Vera in NCP's INCIDENT AT SAN BAJO
bulletNominated for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS EMACT AWARD for Joanne in Charity Production's GODSPELL
bulletNominated for 5 EMACT AWARDS including BEST DIRECTION for Charity Production's WORKING
bulletNominated for 8 EMACT AWARDS including BEST DIRECTION for Charity Production's CHORUS LINE

REFERENCES:

Peggy Iafrate- VP, ABC Corporation/Walt Disney Productions
Waltham, MA 02452
cell-857-498-1112; peggy.iafrate@abc.com

Colleen Henry
Arlington, MA 02474
781-646-4939; cbhkeys@rcn.com

Deb Poppel, Overture Productions
Boston, MA 02118
(H) 617-262-4114; (C) 617-966-8857; dpoppel@jhancock.com

Lee Holmes
Newton, MA 02459
617-965-3584; lah0420@comcast.net