MARY ELIZABETH RAINES
ACTING RESUME

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ACTING ROLES (from 1992 to present)

Theater Palisades, Pacific Palisades, CA

Mrs. Durant; Cactus Flower

Riverside Players, Neenah, Wisconsin

Mother Bonney; It Runs in the Family
Miss Hannigan (Principal); AnnieMusical!
Abbey (Lead); Arsenic and Old Lace lead!

Valley Theatre Company, Fox Valley Theatre, Menasha, Wisconsin

Martha (Lead); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe lead!

Attic Theater, Appleton, Wisconsin

Bessie (Lead); Marvin's Room lead!
Felicia Dantine; I Hate Hamlet
Mrs. Boxington/Street Chorus; My Fair LadyMusical!
Emily Whitman; FolliesMusical!
Harriet Porter/Muriel (Lead); You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running lead!

University of Wisconsin, Frederick March Theater, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Sara Jane Moore (Principal); AssassinsMusical! lead!
Charlotte Blossom (Lead); Approaching Zanzibar lead!
Miss Cratchitt/Renee; GypsyMusical!
Chorus; 110 in the ShadeMusical!

Act II Ltd., Sandwich Theater in the Mall, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Sister Lee; Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?Musical!

Friends of Riverside, Neenah, Wisconsin

Mrs. Baker; Come Blow Your Horn

Oakwood Dinner Theater, Waupaca, Wisconsin

Ida (Lead); The Cemetery Club lead!
Madeline Basset (Lead); Subject to Change lead!
Flora Van Heusen; The Matchmaker
Vivian Trachtman; Love, Sex and the IRS

Fly-by-Night Players, Traveling Troupe

Granny (Lead); A Railroad Runs Through ItMusical! lead!
Mrs. Lovitt (Principal); Sweeney Todd, the Melodrama lead!
Mrs. Lamb (Lead); Miniature FolliesMusical! lead!
Assorted (Principal); Love on the Subway lead!
Granny (Principal); Hanged in their Own Family Tree lead!

Weyauwega Children's Theater, Weyauwega, Wisconsin

Rose (Principal); ClownsMusical!

Grand Theater, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Muriel (Lead); I'm Herbert lead!

Short Film

Granddaughter (Principal); Hazel

Rainey's chair
DIRECTING and TEACHING

Award-winning Film Short, Hazel, 1993
Drama Director, Weyauwega-Fremont High School, 1990-94
Instructor, Actor's Workshop-Waupaca Fine Arts Center, 1995
Valley Theater Company, Comin' Round the Mountain, 1997
Oakwood Dinner Theater, Subject to Change, 1996
Weyauwega Children's Theater, Music Director, Clowns, 1996
Fly-by-Night Players, A Railroad Runs Through It, 1996
Fly-by-Night Players, Miniature Follies, 1995
Fly-by-Night Players, Love on the Subway, 1998
Attic Theater, Little Women, 1994
Guest Instructor, Torrance Theater Actor's Workshop, 2002

TELEVISION BACKGROUND ACTOR

West Wing
  White House Press Corps (recurring role)
  Senator Erdman
Paramount Studios 90th Anniversary
  Stand-in for Patricia Neal
Grounded for Life
  Aunt Betty (featured role)

Family Law

E.R.

American Family

Gideon's Crossing

Seventh Heaven

Any Day Now

The Practice

Dharma and Greg

According to Jim

The Agency

Thieves

Off Center

X-Files

Scrubs

Once and Again

Ally McBeal

Providence

First Monday

E'bdy Loves Raymond

NYPD Blue

Just Shoot Me

The Court

Grounded for Life

The Gilmore Girls

The District

Leap of Faith

Malcom in the Middle

FILM BACKGROUND ACTOR

The Majestic
Serving Sarah
Old School
Like Mike
A Mighty Wind


SCRIPTS & WRITING

Yay!
AWARDS

Director of Cinematography Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Harris M. Liechti Award ("Hazel") for excellence in communication
Wisconsin Communications Council Video Competition ("Hazel"), First Place
Writers Digest Stageplay Competition ("Comin' Round the Mountain"), Honorable Mention
New Century Writer Screenplay Awards ("Una"), Quarter-finalist

EDUCATION

New England Conservatory, 1965-68
Theatre Workshop of Boston, Acting & Directing, 1971 (Elaine Noble)
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Film Directing Studies, 1992-4

Wow!
APPEARANCE

Age: Old and cranky
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 135 (sometimes)
Eye Color: Brown/Hazel
Hair Color: Variable

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