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MARY ELIZABETH RAINES

ACTING RESUME

Some different sides of Mary Elizabeth Raines!

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ACTING ROLES (from 1992 to present)

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!

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

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!

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

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

Mrs. Baker; Come Blow Your Horn

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

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!

Rose (Principal); ClownsMusical!

Muriel (Lead); I'm Herbert lead!

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)
NYPD Blue
Family Law

E.R.

American Family
Gideon's Crossing
Seventh Heaven

Any Day Now
The Pra
ctice
According to Jim
Dharma and Greg
The Agency

The X Files
Thieves
Scrubs
Off Center
Ally McBeal
Once and Again
Providence
First Monday
Everybody Loves Raymond
The Court
Just Shoot Me
Leap of Faith
The Gilmore Girls

The District
Malcolm in the Middle


 

FILM BACKGROUND ACTOR

The Majestic
Serving Sarah
Old School
Like Mike
A Mighty Wind


SCRIPTS & WRITING

Two novels, one book of short stories, one book of nonfiction.
Produced four stageplays and short film.
Fmer news correspondent, Waupaca County Post, Weyauwega Chronicle, Appleton Post-Crescent
Articles (nonfiction) and short stories (children's) in magazines
Weekly Feature Interview Series, "Neighbors Worth Knowing," Waupaca County Post


 

Yay!
AWARDS

Director of Cinematography Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Harris M. Liechti Award (short film "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
Writer's Digest, Top Prize Winner in Mainstream/Literary Fiction, ("Easter Breakfast at Denny's")
Writer's Digest, Honorary Mention in Memoirs ("A Spot of Vanilla in a Sea of Chocolate")


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: 5'2"
Weight: 135 (well, sometimes)
Eye Color: Brown/Hazel
Hair Color: Variable

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Feature Articles and Specialty Hypnosis Downloads by Mary Elizabeth Raines

  How to Stop Smoking with Hypnosis

  Why Hypnotists Suck

  Past-life Regression: Oh, Get a (Past) Life!

  Accessing Your Intuition with Self-hypnosis

  Past-life Regression MP3/CD

  Actor's MP3/CD

  Weight-loss MP3/CD

  Relaxation MP3/CD

  Stop Smoking MP3/CD

  Deep Healing MP3/CD

  Confidence MP3/CD

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