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Monica Bell
ACTING / DIRECTING / MOVEMENT

BFA Denison University
MFA Professional Theatre Training Program,
University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee

Faculty member since 2007


Monica Bell has worked extensively in the professional theatre for the last twenty-five years. She has appeared in over eighty productions and directed many works in both the academic and professional arenas. Credits include; ten years as a company member and artistic associate with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and five years as a company member with the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Other regional credits; The Pittsburgh Public, The Huntington  Theatre, Pioneer Memorial Theatre, Madison Repertory Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Syracuse Stage, The Festival Stage of Winston-Salem, The Porthouse Theatre, The Warehouse Theatre, Chautauqua Conservatory Theatre, Studio Arena, New Mexico Repertory Theatre, The Moving Poets Theatre, GTA Southern Stage and The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. New York credits include; Invention for Fathers and Sons (premiere) at the American Jewish Theatre, How it Hangs at the West Side Arts Theatre, and readings of lift and POPart: The Musical at the York Theatre Company. At CCU, Monica has appeared in; The Spitfire Grill and Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls. Directing credits at CCU include: A Year with Frog and Toad, POPart: The Musical (premiere workshop), Mary’s Wedding, Hedda Gabler, The Music Man, Dancing at Lughnasa, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Into the Woods. She also directs the New York Showcase for the graduating BFA Performance majors. In her capacity as Head of Acting, Monica is responsible for overseeing recruitment of the BFA performance degrees.

Monica specializes in the rigorous training of Tadashi Suzuki and worked with the Suzuki Company both in the States and abroad where she appeared in his productions of Clytemnestra, and The Bacchae. She also assisted Mr. Suzuki with his production of The Tale of Lear.

Film and Television: Feature Film, Everything Relative (Sundance Film Festival), Episodics, One Tree Hill, (WB), Law &Order (ABC) and A Perfect Minute with Martha (Comedy Central).

Monica is an Associate Professor of Theatre. She holds a BFA in Theatre and Cinema from Denison University and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee – Professional Theatre Training Program and is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association (AEA), the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).


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