Carine Montbertrand as Elbow, Todd O’Connor as Angelo. Photo by Al Foote III
I’m at the BAY STREET THEATRE through Aug. 27, 2023
Opening Night, Aug. 5 with Steve Guttenberg, Arnie Burton and Emily Smith.
TALES FROM THE GUTTENBERG BIBLE by and starring Steve Guttenberg, and directed by David Saint, is NOW performing at The Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY through August 27th, 2023. TICKET/SHOW INFO – https://www.baystreet.org
GREAT ARTICLE/VIDEO ABOUT THE SHOW FROM August 6th NEWSDAY:
SPEAKER COACH: I coached executives and dozens of speakers for the 2022 MongoDB World Conference at the Javitz Center in June. Large and small spaces!
AMDA NY: Directing a Graduate Performance Showcase at AMDA, 48 minutes. Performances April 30th at 7, and May 1 at 4.
ADELPHI UNIVERSITY, BFA: Mask (and masked) workshop with cast of ANTIGONE. March 5th.
HOWL! HAPPENING: THE SEVEN YEAR VACATION By Edgar Oliver. Starring Edgar Oliver and directed by Michael Laurence. I play Mother. Reading Friday February 4th at 7pm. 6 East 1st St. FREE.
RECORDED BOOKS PRODUCTIONS: Narration of MURDER AT THE PORTE DE VERSAILLES by Cara Black. My 17th title in the Aimee Leduc Detective series. Recording January 2022
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: Teaching a course called “Voice, Text, and Character” to sophomores at the Lee Strasberg Studio, NYU-BFA.
AMDA: Voice Production and Speech Faculty.
CHARLESTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: I organized and taped most of the voices for this wonderful December 2021 sculpture exhibit by Bette Mueller-Roemer, “Remembered Voices: Women in Literature”. Each sculpture was accompanied by a QR code which makes the voice of the writer come to life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCaHYa9oAx0
On Thursday Dec. 17, 2020 at 8pm, I am performing in the Holiday Benefit hosted by Rainn Wilson with an all-star line up including Bernadette Peters, Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury and many others. It’s FREE. Sign up here and scroll for the list of performers – https://www.theactingcompanyevents.org
Also – here’s the teaser I made for them!IIMG_1242 2
For C-level executives at MongoDB as well as other conference speakers for the company.
Spring semester ’21: I’m teaching Period Acting for the Acting Department and Voice and Speech Skills for the VPS department, in addition to being the text/dialect/voice coach for four showcases this semester.
Fall semester ’20: I taught Acting Techniques for the Acting Department and Voice and Speech Skills for the VPS department, in addition to being the text/dialect/voice coach for three showcases this semester.
“THEATRE GYM UK” ONLINE CLASSES I’M TEACHING, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
UPCOMING, Saturday, September 19th, AUDIOBOOKS:
“Audiobooks and Character Voices” class for Theatre Gym on Saturday September 19th 2020 from 12-2pm New York time, 5-7pm London time. Absolute beginners welcome. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY0tgEyfncw
“Audiobooks and Character Voices” class for Theatre Gym on Saturday August 22nd 2020 from 12-2pm New York time, 5-7pm London time. Absolute beginners welcome. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY0tgEyfncw
“Mask and Physical Storytelling” class.Wednesday July 22 2020 at 2pm New York time (7 to 9pm in London). Please join me, no experience necessary. Use my contact page to ask any questions, and here’s the link to the class info – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBZZQXU-JLg
TEACHING MASK ONLINE FOR THEATRE GYM, LONDON UK
INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: in LA. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to make a video for Independent Shakespeare Co. in LA’s ART BREAK project. It’s a series to keep actors working and keep the company connected with audiences during this period. The videos include Shakespeare monologues and personal impressions. I chose to do an excerpt from the Katherine/Alice scene in HENRY V, a play I did with ISC in the late 90s when they were still based in NY. I am so grateful to this amazing company! Thank you Melissa Chalsma, David Melville, Nikhil Pai, and all at ISC. Check out the video below or all ART BREAK posts here: www.ISCLA.org
AMDA NYC/TEACHING: I continue to teach both privately and for AMDA online. I was also a guest teacher for an NYU BFA class to discuss audiobooks.
THE COMMEDIA COMPANY: I am doing experimental Zoom rehearsals with the Fizgig Commedia Company (formerly Funny School) directed by Virginia Scott. I was one of the original company members and am delighted to perform with them when I can.
BLIND CUPID: I was interviewed for the podcast BLIND CUPID, created by one of my former students, Joe Staton. The topic is the relationship between Shakespeare and Commedia, “The Commedia of Errors”.
SADLY MISSED THESE PROJECTS DUE TO COVID-19:
UD REP ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Maria Aitken. In the role of Annie. April 23 – May 10. CANCELED DUE TO COVID 19
READING of THE SEVEN YEAR VACATION by Edgar Oliver, directed by Michael Lawrence. Starring Edgar Oliver and Hapi Phace at the Howl Gallery April 2nd. 6 East 1st Street, NYC 10003 CANCELED
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) I taught public speaking to graduate students at MIT’s campus in Zaragoza, Spain. December 16-19, 2019
THE ACTING COMPANY Fall Gala: I am the alumni co-chair for this event on Oct. 28th at Capitale in NYC
THE ACTING COMPANY SALON SERIES: Reading of LETTERS FROM PRISON, curated by Dakin Matthews and directed by Devin Brain. The Duke Theatre, August 13th at 7. Actors Sam Tsoutsouvas, Joshua David Robinson, and I read multiple letters from prisoners throughout history. https://theactingcompany.org/in-new-york/salon-readings
THE GLOAMING on June 28th. I’ll be doing a brief mask piece with Jarrod Bates on a roster with other artists and performers. Our piece was created with The Funny School Commedia Company and directed by Virginia Scott:
INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: Reading of THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE by Beaumont and Fletcher. In the role of “The Grocer’s Wife”. Adapted and Directed by Melissa Chalsma. Saturday, February 16th.
TEACHING AN OPEN NEUTRAL MASK WORKSHOP at INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, LOS ANGELES: “Expressive Movement Masterclass” Weds. February 13th at 7pm. This class will focus on neutral mask work and stage presence. For more info and to sign up, use above link.
AMHERST COLLEGE: Taught Neutral and Commedia Mask workshop to prepare for a production of Marlowe’s DOCTOR FAUSTUS directed by Ron Bashford. Eliot Shrimpton, Head of Academic Studies at the Guildhall School in London, shared the days with me, teaching amazing text and movement work. January 2-5, and 21st 2019
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, season two, episode seven.
An original Commedia show created with NYU Tisch School of the Arts BFA students in Acting. Performances March 8-10.
ACTING 2016-17 season:
SEVEN DEVILS AND A FRENCH NUN, solo play, to be performed in NYC January 19 to 28, 2017 as part of Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Harold Clurman Laboratory Theatre’s ACTOR WARRIOR FESTIVAL. January 19@7pm, 20th@7pm, 21st@9pm, 26th@7pm, 27th@9pm, 28th@7pm TICKET LINK: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/dept/1658/1483246800000
Recorded Books LLC: August 2015 narration in the EDGE OF DARKNESS anthology of DEATH BY TWILIGHT by Maggie Shayne, a Vampire Romance!
Penguin Random House Audio: July 2015 narration of DECEPTIONS by Kelley Armstrong
JEANNE DES ANGES PROJECT NOW TITLED SEVEN DEVILS AND A FRENCH NUN: JULY 24-26, 2015! OUR FIRST PERFORMANCES OF THIS NEW SOLO SHOW TOOK PLACE IN BASS HARBOR, MAINE AS PART OF A WEEK LONG PERFORMANCE RESIDENCY AT THE BARN ARTS COLLECTIVE! https://www.barnartscollective.com/the-barn.html
AMDA: Summer 2015, teaching in the Voice Production & Speech Department, NYC
Carine Performed in five plays during the 2011-12 season for UD’s REP:
Birdie in THE LITTLE FOXES directed by Leslie Reidel
Poppy in NOISES OFF directed by Greg Boyd
Mammy in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN directed by J.R. Sullivan
Duckling in OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD directed by Joe Hanreddy
Fortune Teller in THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH directed by Sanford Robbins
Carine performed five roles in The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s HENRY V
Carine is a professional actress based in New York who has performed in most of the United States, including Alaska! She was born in France, but is a dual citizen who grew up in the U.S. with an American mother and French father. As a young actress, she developed a love of French classical theatre and decided to go back to her roots to train at France’s premier acting school, the Conservatoire National Superieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris. Later she came home and received an MFA in acting from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program. Over the course of her career her roles have spanned a large range of types from Lady Macbeth to Brecht’s Arturo Ui to Laura in The Glass Menagerie. She loves transforming and creating roles for all styles of theatre – classical, contemporary, and original. As a freelance actor, she’s performed Off Broadway, on tour, and for many major regional theatres. She’s also been a member of several exceptional theatre companies including The Acting Company, The Flying Machine, and University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players. In related fields, Carine is the award winning narrator of numerous audiobooks as well as an acting teacher specializing in neutral and Commedia dell’Arte mask.