DR. ROSARY O'NEILL

 

Praise for The Actor's Checklist

I've been acting and directing in school/college and community theatre for over 30 years. I've taken college courses in directing and acting classes at professional theatres and have read many of the standard books on acting (Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, etc.). The Actor's Checklist is one of the best, most accessible books on the subject that I've read. O'Neill's book is different from a lot of books on acting in that it takes the theory from those standard texts and leads the actor by the hand in applying that theory to their work in the rehearsal process, both at home and onstage. I hope to use much of what I've learned from The Actor's Checklist both when I'm acting and when I'm directing. --M.S. Sanders, Actor/Director

The Actor's Checklist is one of the best, most accessible books on the subject that I've read.

Rosary will be at the Irish Cultural Center (in the Latin Quarter) in the fall of 2016 in Paris where she will be presenting Degas in New Orleans for the 2017 Centennial of Degas' death

Also in the fall of 2016 Rosary has been invited to the Actors Studio in NYC to develop her play James Dean and the Highway of Death and work on her new play Montgomery Clift and the All-Girl Fan Club

in 2017 Rosary has accepted an invitation to the American Academy in Rome to research Italian carnival for an update on her book New Orleans Carnival Krewes and give a talk on the book.

Rosary is the Artist in Residence (2011, 2012, 2015) at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland.

Rosary was honored to be invited to Paris in the fall of 2014 as a Fulbright Specialist by Philippe Adrien, Artistic Director of the Threatre de la Tempete, La Cartoucherie - one of the finest theatres in France.

theatre de sol
Le Theatre du Soleil
pirates alley
Pirate's Alley, New Orleans
Rosary also gave a talk and book signing on her latest book New Orleans Carnival Krewes, The History,
Spirit amd Secrets of Mardi Gras
at the annual
Faulkner Words and Music festival in New Orleans.  This book was published by The History Press in 2014.
Because of this publication she has been invited to give the keynote address on February 6 at a Cologne University symposium.
For more information click HERE

ucologne
University of Cologne, Germany

checklist
The fourth edition of her textbook,The Actor's Checklist, used in schools nationwide, was published
in January of 2013.
The debut of Rosary's new musical Degas in New Orleans took place in December, 2014 at the Bard College Fisher Center, Theater 2, Annandale-on-the Hudson, New York
Fisher Center
Fisher Center, Bard College
playcovers In addition she is the author of twenty-two plays most published by Samuel French, Inc. A few of them are shown at the left.

Rosary was recently appointed to the roster as a Senior Fulbright Drama Specialist and is working on a TV series option for a 'royal' New Orleans family entitled New Orleans. She was recently interviewed by Anne Forbes-Cooper on WGXC radio where she discussed her latest book on carnival as well as her travels and latest projects. You can listen to it HERE. In addition she was also interviewed by Sherry Lee on NPR affiliate WRBH in New Orleans. You can listen to that HERE

To see Rosary's resume click HERE.