Rhonda S. Musak

Rhonda Badonda: The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain is the fifth project on which Rhonda has had the honor of working with director Gareth Hendee.  The prior four pieces include: Romeo and Juliet, The Good Person of Setzuan, Maurizio Pollini by Taylor Mac, and a reading of Michael Ian-Lerner’s The Gift.  With her NYC production company Deep Water Productions, Rhonda performed the title role of Ondine (voted one of “The Year’s Best”, Gay City News).  Favorite projects include the monologues Joe and Exit 9, Fools and Lovers, The Rover, Hecuba, Measure for Measure, and The Marriage Proposal.  Regionally she appeared in The School for Wives and A Christmas Carol at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and she toured nationally in The Story of Anne Frank.  A native Chicagoan, she cofounded the Chicago-based Webster Circle Theatre, which garnered two Jeff Citation nominations for its work, and she studied with the Chicago Dance Medium as a scholarship recipient.  Rhonda has taught acting in NYC for 15 years—the past four years at her own acting studio: Art & Soul Acting.  In addition to coaching actors through Art & Soul Acting, she also leads the NYC Book Club for Actors, travels teaching a Summer Acting Intensive for Teens, and this year will lead her 7th Annual ‘Leap with Passion’ workshop in NYC, Chicago, Maine and Alabama.  She is an Erickson Certified Life Coach and a graduate of the National Shakespeare Conservatory.