Great French Thinkers
Or: At The Hairdresser's in France
by Mimi Seton
Age 19: assistant to Artistic Director, William Ball, American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco.
Age 20: Actors Equity Apprenticeship, Theatre Co. of Boston, under director, David Wheeler.
Age 22-24: copy editor for THE VILLAGE VOICE newspaper and NEW WEST MAGAZINE; managing editor, Susan Lyne.
After earning a BA in Theatre from Antioch College (Ohio) and a Diploma with Honors in Acting from The Drama Studio in London, Mimi moved to the Bay Area, where she acted and sang in 20 roles over the next 5 years, playing at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Stage Co., Epic West, etc. and pursuing a passion for Bertolt Brecht. She also hosted her own interview show on Pacifica Radio, Before The News, in which she conversed with artists from all disciplines.
At 24, she started her VOICE OVER career and won two broadcasting awards for public service announcing
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 in Paris. She also dubbed the voices of Catherine De Neuve and Marie-Christine Barrault and did guide tracks for Helen Hunt and Kathy Bates.
Mimi has lived in Europe for many years, working as a performer, director and teacher at Trinity College Dublin, University of Paris, Ecole Merouze actors' training program, National Theatre of Ireland, University College Dublin, Dublin School of Acting, etc.
In 2000, she went to graduate school in the MA in Psychological Counseling program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, where she earned a 4.0 average and was elected Class Representative to the school administration.
She was later 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 and has been a working intuitive counselor since 2005.
Mimi has facilitated workshops in Developing Intuition and various courses in Performing Arts to all kinds of people outside the world of performing arts, from teachers to business executives.
She has also taught writing and acting workshops to abused children and wards of the state, teen-aged felons, seniors, and actors-who-write at the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD.
MIMI'S PLAYS WITH MUSIC:
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:
CONVERSATION WITH THE WATERMAN
MUSIC COMPOSITION commissions:
GOOD PERSON OF SEZUAN (Trinity College Dublin)
SCHOOL TALK (one song, Mark Taper Forum's ITP)
SONIA MENZANO (children's album demo which was 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.), text and music composition
Mimi won 2 California Arts Council Grants, a Rockefeller Grant for Composing (for which she is grateful to LA Theatre Works), 10 Drama Logue and LA Weekly Awards for writing, music composition, and performance as a singing actor
As a voice actor and director, she was very active in the world of animation in the 80s and 90s, playing roles at Dic, Disney and Hanna Barbera, as well title roles in two animated TV series in Europe: KIMBO and VIKI THE VIKING.
She directed recordings for cartoons, industrials, and independent films, and voiced 'guide tracks' for Helen Hunt and Kathy Bates as well as often being asked to do voice prints of Mae West, Joan Rivers 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.