Aspiral Studio welcomes Mary Niederkorn as a guest coach who will be making occasional visits to the studio to coach alongside primary acting coach Albert M. Chan. Mary’s first two visits will be on January 12th and 19th.
Mary is a professional opera singer, film and stage actress, and filmmaker. Highlights of her career include her critically acclaimed performance in the lead role of W;t for Salem Theatre Company, which was directed by Sarah Carlin, daughter of Tony Award winner Frances Sternhagen. Last year, her performance as the social worker Susan in the film The Commitment won a 2013 Media Award for Best Film from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), beating out Hollywood-backed films Moonrise Kingdom and What to Expect When You’re Expecting (nominated for the performances of Tilda Swinton and Kim Fields respectively). Speed Dating, a film Mary wrote and produced, was screened at five film festivals and won Best Director in the Experimental Film Genre at the American International Film Festival. Mary has trained with internationally renowned acting coach Larry Moss and also spent over six years training at the east coast branch of Carter Thor Studio, founded by Cameron Thor and Alice Carter following their work with legendary coach Roy London. She is working on producing a one woman show about male impersonators at the turn of the last century, The Girl I Left Behind Me, by Neil Bartlett and Jessica Walker this summer. Currently she is performing at ImprovBoston in History 101 by James Ferguson.