SPRING WOMAN - photo-collage by Mimi Seton
Mimi is a New Yorker who comes from generations of writers, journalists, poets, scholars, and editors.
Age 19: assistant to Artistic Director, William Ball, American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco.
Age 20: Actors Equity Apprenticeship at Theatre Co. of Boston, under director, David Wheeler.
Age 22-24: copy editor for THE VILLAGE VOICE newspaper and NEW WEST MAGAZINE, under managing editor, Susan Lyne.
After earning a BA in Theatre from Antioch College (Ohio) and a Diploma in Acting from The Drama Studio in London, Mimi moved to the Bay Area, where she acted in 20 roles over the next 5 years, playing at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Stage Co., Epic West, etc. At the same time, she also hosted her own interview show on Pacifica Radio, Before The News, in which she spoke with accomplished artists from all disciplines.
At 26, she started her VOICE OVER career and won two broadcasting awards for public service announcing for Bay Area Planned Parenthood.
By age 50, Mimi had done OVER 2000 audio RECORDINGS as a director or actor, including directing the long-running animated series, NORMAN NORMAL for Magma Films, Galway, and playing 2 title roles in the animated series, KIMBO and VIKI THE VIKING.
Mimi lived in Europe for many years, working as a performer, director and teacher at Trinity College Dublin, University of Paris, Ecole Merouze (acting school in Paris), The National Theatre of Ireland, University College Dublin, etc.
In 2000, she went to graduate school in the MA in Psychological Counseling program at Pacifica Grad. Institute, where she earned a 4.0 average and was elected Class Representative to the administration.
She was licensed in NLP through the Ph.D. in Integrated Healing program at Barron University, in Los Angeles.
From 2000-2006, Mimi studied Science of Mind Philosophy at Agape International Spiritual Center in L.A. with Rev. Dr.
Michael Beckwith, and several other ministers.
She further developed her natural psychic ability at The College of Psychic Studies in London in 2013.
Favorite teaching jobs include:
National Theatre of Ireland, University of Paris, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, UCLA Extension, Mark Taper Forum's Improvisational Theatre Project, and her own voice performance program: Voice Made Visible.
Mimi has facilitated workshops in Developing Intuition and various courses in Performing Arts to all kinds of people - from other teachers to Microsoft Executives.
Her focus is FEARLESSNESS and FREEDOM -- the JOY of creating!
She has also taught writing and acting workshops to wards of the state of CA., teen-aged felons, adults in arts collectives and at the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD L. A.
MIMI'S ORIGINAL PLAYS WITH MUSIC include:
SEE BELOW MIDDLE SEA
SIR VIVAL'S SWEEPSTAKES
BODY WITHOUT BONES
THE ABDUCTION OF LADY WEN CHI
THE MUSIC MEDICINE SHOW (in progress)
PLAYS WITHOUT MUSIC include:
CONVERSATION WITH THE WATERMAN
MUSIC COMPOSITION commissions include:
GOOD PERSON OF SEZUAN (Trinity College Dublin)
SCHOOL TALK (one song, Mark Taper Forum's ITP)
SONIA MENZANO (children's album demo. arranged by Carlos Alomar from David Bowie Group)
THE TROJAN WOMEN (Insite Productions, L.A. Ovation award nomination for Best Adaptation)
SUPPERMAN (The Museum of Science and Industry, L.A.)
Mimi has won 2 California Arts Council Grants, a Rockefeller Grant for Composing (for which she is grateful to LA Theatre Works) and 10 Drama Logue and LA Weekly Awards for writing, lyric writing, music composition, and acting.
As a voice actor and director, she was active in the world of Animation in the 80s and 90s, playing roles at Dic, Disney and Hanna Barbera. and leads in two animated TV series in Europe: KIMBO and VIKI THE VIKING.
She directed recordings for cartoons, industrials, and independent films and has voiced 'guide tracks' for Helen Hunt and Kathy Bates as well as voice prints of Mae West and Sally Kellerman
MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERS
Mac Laren Hall School for abused children
Mimi started a program for teenaged felons, funded by the CA. ARTS COUNCIL
Mimi is a featured artist on the DVD:
Speaking of Creativity, available on Amazon.
TEL: (+33) 6. 89. 04. 99. 87 in Paris
"Creativity is the Ace in my hand in this life...the thing that has come most naturally to me. So it was completely organic to become a creativity liberator for others. And it's a joy to do so! I love watching people EMERGE from fear. It's an exaltant process because creativity is a core quality of the sacred Self within each of us. It's our true nature and it's really only negative messages from the past that keep a person from experiencing herself as creative.
I usually know how to help -- because, as an intuitive, I can SEE where someone is holding back, and often I receive information about WHY ... but only if it is useful to know WHY. As Reverend Michael Beckwith says: WHY can be the booby prize question! The important question is HOW. HOW can I help someone release the story that holds her back? I see my function as liberating "students" (who are, of course, also my teachers) from the patterns of fear that disguise and distort the true creator within them. It's a thrill to see them come into the absolute Present Tense, able to express whatever forces are pushing inside them, wanting to be born into the light."
--- Mimi Seton