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Amanda Good Hennessey

Amanda received her MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School in NYC.  She currently teaches at Boston University, and has also taught at the Huntington Theatre Company, the New York Film Academy, Children Together in the Arts!, and privately. She has also studied with Upright Citizens Brigade, Jack Plotnick, Karen Kohlhaas, Matthew Bonifacio, Josh Pais and at The Barrow Group in New York City.

 

Amanda has performed on stage, in films, industrials, voice-overs and commercials.  

 

She is in an upcoming thriller entitled OFF SEASON, which shot on Martha's Vineyard. In this she plays a farmer's wife with a few too many skeletons in her closet.

 

She has a meaty supporting role in the feature RUBBERNECK, directed by and starring award-winning Alex Karpovsky (HBO's GIRLS).  This feature film was co-written by Karpovsky and Garth Donovan (Phillip the Fossil).  RUBBERNECK premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and Independent Film Festival Boston and is now available on Netflix, Amazon and iTunes.

 

Other recent roles include a strung out mom in THE HEAT and a concerned citizen in THE MAKEOVER.

 

She is a founding member of Albion Park Productions, a film production company.  Its first short film, THE OBLIQUE SECTOR,  premiered at the Nantucket Film Festival.  Amanda served as a co-writer, producer and lead (a snobby foodie). The Oblique Sector played at many festivals on the festival circuit.

 

On the theatrical front, Amanda played Lois Lane in the critically acclaimed SUPERHEROINE MONOLOGUES with Phoenix Theatre Artists/Company One. The Hub Review included her in its list of the Best Actresses for her portrayal of Lois Lane. The Boston Herald, EdgeBoston, and The Hub Review all included THE SUPERHEROINE MONOLOGUES on their Best Theatre lists.

 

For a full acting resume, please visit www.AmandaGoodHennessey.com.

 

Amanda is also the founder of Boston Public SpeakingHer mission is to empower people to actually enjoy sharing their work or thoughts with others in a

compelling way.

 

YOU CAN TEACH AN OLD DOG (OR A YOUNG DOG!) NEW TRICKS! 

 

To learn about Inhabit You, Amanda's innovative new program that playfully enables participants to combat old habits and attitudes using characters, click here: INHABIT YOU.

 

Art Hennessey

 

Art is a teacher, award-winning playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor and runs a popular theatre blog:  The Mirror up to Nature. 

 

He has performed on stage and in a variety of commercials and short films.  He also works for Dramatic Results, a company that uses actors to assist with training in both the corporate and non-profit sectors.  

 

Art is a founding member of Albion Park Productions, a film production company.  Its first short film, THE OBLIQUE SECTOR,  premiered at the Nantucket Film Festival in June.  Art served as co-director, co-writer and producer. The Oblique Sector played at many festivals on the festival circuit.

 

Theatrically speaking, Art recently performed as a skirt-wearing mechanic in SKIRTING THE ISSUE at the Boston Theatre Marathon and a beleaguered parent in HELICOPTER PARENTS at the Playwright Platforms Summer Play Festival.

 

He created and performs a one man show called Tales and Ales which has become one of the most popular nighttime events in Salem, MA during the Halloween season. Art also tours the show during the rest of the year.

 

Art played many different roles in the critically acclaimed SUPERHEROINE MONOLOGUES, a co-production by Phoenix Theatre Artists and Company One.  The Boston Herald, EdgeBoston, and The Hub Review all included THE SUPERHEROINE MONOLOGUES on their Best Theatre lists.  He also appeared in Rick Park's play PLEASE REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY at the 2009 Boston Theatre Marathon. Art directed LOST OASIS by Patrick Gabridge as part of the Best of the Best Festival presented by The Factory Theatre and Another Country Productions in May.

 

Art's play I GO SOLO was nominated for Best New Play of 2003 by the Independent Reviewers of New England. He was nominated for the same honor again in 2005 as part of a team of writers who created Europhochylus, Massachusetts.  Art has also been a Finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville's National Ten Minute Play competition for his plays TRUMPETER, STAGEY READING and BAG OF BONES.  TRUMPETER also won Best Play as part of the Arlington Friends of the Drama Short Takes Festival in 2004. 

 

Art teaches New Media Journalism at Emerson College and has taught playwriting at the the Boston Center for Adult Education.  

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