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Rose Courtney

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Rose Courtney is an actress and playwright who received her training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Eugene O’Neill Center National Theater Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Vassar College. While in college, Courtney’s first play, Met, was presented in New York City at Circle Rep Lab. After graduating, she wrote the vaudeville play Cycle. Cycle was honored as a finalist in the New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest and received a field artist residency grant from The Field, eventually premiering at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Her work to date has been seen at a wide range of theatres: George Street Playhouse, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Keen Company and Royal Family Productions, to name a few. Her stage adaptation of Babette’s Feast had its world premiere at Portland Stage, followed by an off-Broadway run at the Theatre at St. Clement’s, where it was selected as a Critics’ Pick by New York Magazine and Newsday. As a performer, Courtney has appeared in New York and regionally in plays by authors as diverse as Shakespeare, Coward, Chekhov, Ionesco, Ibsen, Horton Foote, Paddy Chayefsky and Deborah Brevoort. She has danced for choreographers Karole Armitage, Victoria Labalme and aerialist Laura Sheehy. On television, Courtney played recurring roles on As the World Turns, Guiding Light and Ghost Stories. She has also appeared in English- and French- language films by directors including Frank Oz, Alexander Olch and Farouk Thoyer. Courtney is a member of The Actors’ Center and the Dramatists Guild. She lives in her native New York City.

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