biography

career highlights:

 

 

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 RadioBefore 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 composer, and teaching at a number of fine colleges and universities.

In 2000,  she went to graduate school in the MA in Psychological Counseling program at Pacifica Graduate  Institute,  in Santa Barbara, CA. 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 L.A.

 

Also in L.A. from 2000-2006, Mimi studied Science of Mind Philosophy at Agape International Spiritual Center with Rev. Dr.

Michael Beckwith and several other ministers.   

She studied mediumship The College of Psychic Studies in South Kensington, London in 2013 and has been a working intuitive counselor since 2005.  

Mimi has facilitated creativity workshops for all kinds of people, from teachers to business executives to incarcerated teens and abused children in an institution in L.A. for wards of the state.

plays with music (writer-composer):

 

BRAIN HOTEL

WAZO WAZO

SEE BELOW MIDDLE SEA

SUPPERMAN

SIR VIVAL'S SWEEPSTAKES

BODY WITHOUT BONES 

THE ABDUCTION OF LADY WEN CHI

THE MUSIC MEDICINE SHOW (in progress)

 

 

plays without music (playwright):

 

HAMSTERS

CRONES

CONVERSATION WITH THE WATERMAN

MOTHER MORPHINE

 

music composition commissions: 

 

GOOD PERSON OF SEZUAN (Trinity College Dublin)

SCHOOL TALK  (one song for the 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.), text and music composition

 

 

voice over highlights:

 

directed recordings for cartoons,  industrials, public announcements and independent films

voiced 'guide tracks' for Helen Hunt and Kathy Bates

did voice prints of Mae West, Joan Rivers, Sally Kellerman, etc.

awards and grants:

2 California Arts Council Grants

Rockefeller Grant for Music Composition 

10 Drama Logue and LA Weekly Awards 

Bay Area Radio award for public service annnouncing

Volunteerism:

 

Medecins Sans Frontieres

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

MacLaren Hall School for abused children

Mimi created an educational program for teenaged felons,  which was later funded by the CA. ARTS COUNCIL and expanded to include several other artist-teachers, under the auspices of the L.A. Theatre Works -- Susan Lowenberg & Sarah Maltsby

 

 

Mimi is a featured artist on the DVD:

Speaking of Creativity, available on Amazon.