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Howdy, I'm River! I'm an actor with 5 years of professional experience in the theatre industry, who also has done a handful of VO, film, and music video work. I am a musical theatre artist and I studied at the University of the Arts. Besides acting and singing and dancing in shows I already know and love, my primary interest in theatre is developing new work!
I'm also a playwright and composer- I write both straight plays as well as musicals. Most recently, my musical GHOST TOWN was part of the Polyphone Festival of New and Emerging Musicals, and my play 'coop: the lesbian chicken play' will have its first production as part of WYOpen Stages in September 2022. I have a lot of experience in the developmental process of theatre from both sides- both as an actor, and on the production team.
I'm very experienced with self-tapes, and do a bunch all the time myself! I'd love to help you rehearse, memorize lines, or get that tape done. I'd also be happy to offer any feedback if desired, but otherwise will just stick to being your reader!
I can help you with:
- Memorizing your lines
- Running your lines
- Rehearsing your scenes
- Character and scene analysis to really dig deep
- And reading for your audition tape, of course!
To schedule a time in advance, you can DM me on Instagram @ohitsbetterthisway (Yup, you got that right! It's totally better this way)
Thank you so much, and happy auditioning!
River von Waldron is an actor, singer, playwright, composer, and musician all wrapped up in one. They're currently based in Philadelphia, PA, where they live life with their bunny, Fauna Twig. Training: The University of the Arts - BFA in Musical Theatre. Check out their website for more, and to learn more about their interdisciplinary artistry.
Unorothodox Methods of Cosmic Flight (Laika) - Philadelphia Fringe Festival, dir. Anastassia Vertjanova
TL;DR; Thelma & Louise Dyke Remix (Flashback L) - Polyphone Festival of New and Emerging Musicals, 2020, dir. Sherri Eden Barber
Since They Left (Amara) - Philadelphia Fringe Festival, dir. Nick Hatcher
Lilith and Her Demons (Vocalist) - Apartment 20, Concept Album
Hamlet (Horatio) - UArts Mainstage Production
PLAYWRITING & COMPOSITION CREDITS
GHOST TOWN: The Musical (Book, Lyrics, Music) - Polyphone Festival for New and Emerging Musicals, 2022
GHOST TOWN: The Musical (Book, Lyrics, Music) - Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Concept Album
coop: the lesbian chicken play (Playwright) - Upcoming production in WYOpen Stages, 2022
RED & BLACK (Contributing Composer) - Polyphone Festival for New and Emerging Musicals, 2020