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Mollie Frankel

molliefrankel@gmail.com | 646.269.4364

SUMMARY

Theatre Maker and Performer. Uses creativity, motivation and collaboration skills to create meaningful
works of art in theatre. Wants to work as a theatre advocate in making theatre more accessible for those
with disabilities. Has a desire to learn, which when combined with executive function strategies, people
skills, and ability to remain calm in stressful situations helps to insure positive productivity to achieve a
successful production and experience.

THEATRE EXPERIENCE:

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe, Goucher College, May 11 & 12


Actor: Soccer Mom

The Skriker by Caryl Churchill, Goucher College, May 2, 3, 4 & 5


Set Designer, Properties Master, Actor: The Kelpie/ Yallery Brown, Musician: bass guitar

● Working collaboratively to design set, set dressing, floor treatment, props and special effects
● Responsible for obtaining/making and maintaining props
● Platform Captain; building platforms and supervising platform movement
● Participated in weekly production meetings

Pizzazz Musical Movie Revue, Goucher College, December 2018 (Revues happen twice a year)
Director, Lighting Designer and Actor

● Co-directed “Let’s Generalize About Men” from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend


● Co-designed the lighting for the entire revue
● Called light and sound cues
● Operated lighting board during the production
● Performed in numerous musical numbers

Playworks 2018, Goucher College, December 2018


Assistant Stage Manager

● Participated in weekly production meetings


● Attended rehearsals
● Supported stage manager in daily tasks
● Developed and managed all correspondence to cast and production team
● Maintained communication between scene shop and designers
● Operated lighting board
● Managed stage crew

Fugue by Laura Elizabeth Miller, Goucher College, November 2018


Director
● Casted and staged the play
● Ran rehearsals
● Worked with actors on character building and cast bonding
● Worked with actors on line memorization and strategies
● Organized props and costumes for productions
The 24 Hour Play Project, Goucher College, October 2018
Producer
● Organized the 24-hour play festival, developed process, dates, times, guidelines
● Selected writers and stage manager
● Casted the play
● Helped the writers productively create the play over the course of the night
● Assisted the director in blocking the play
● Provided food for the cast and crew
● Managed the schedule and meeting deadlines
● Selected props and costumes
● Created the program, including collection and edit of cast bios, additional content, layout and
production

Pizzazz Musical Revue, Goucher College, May 2018


Director, Lighting Designer, Actor,
● Co-Directed a selection of songs and scenes from Dear Evan Hansen
○ Casted the pieces
○ Blocked the scenes and numbers
○ Taught music to cast
○ Worked collaboratively to plan, organize and run rehearsal
○ Chose costumes
● Co-designed the lighting for the different musical selections
● Performed in a selection of songs, including as a featured soloist in Seasons of Love from Rent

The R & J Project, Goucher College, May 2018


Assistant Lighting Designer
● Worked with the lighting designer in creating a concept, light plot and choosing gels
● Attended and presented at production meetings
● Attended rehearsals and took rehearsal notes
● Helped to create and write cues
● Attended paper tech
● Hung, focused and gelled lights
● Set-up lights that were not part of the grid
● Ran the lighting board during tech week and the performances
● Participated in strike

Spelling Bee by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn, Goucher College, April, 2018
Actor: Vice Principal Douglas Panch

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, Goucher College, March 2018
Stage Manager
● Ran production meetings
● Organized a production team
● Assisted producer with tasks
● Assisted in directing
● Worked with actors in character building
● lead warm-ups
● Attended rehearsals and took rehearsal notes
● Responsible for costumes and props
● Created the program
● Liaison for actors and the production team
Secret In The Wings by Mary Zimmerman, Goucher College, April 2017
Assistant Stage Manager
● Attended rehearsal and took rehearsal notes
● Responsible for backstage and costume changes
● Attended and helped run production meetings
● Attended meetings with the director and stage manager
● Responsible for setting up all props and props table
● Responsible for taking attendance of the actors
● Responsible for making sure the theatre was clean and locked after rehearsals/production

Savage/Love by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin, Goucher College, November 2015
Actor

24 Hour Project, Goucher College, September 2015


Actor

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Scene Shop Worker, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland, 2015 – 2019


● Build sets for theatre productions
● Hang, Focus and Gel Lights
● Organize shop
● Work with different types of power tools and saws
● Create schedules
● Supervise work projects
● Communicate with Technical Director and Designers
● Strike Sets

Camp Counselor/ Unit Head, Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford, New York, 2014-2018
● Run and regulate activities in and out of the classroom
● Play with kids
● Communicate with parents

Crisis Counselor, Crisis Text Line, 2018- Present


● Spoke to people online who are in crisis as an outlet for support or resources

Read a Story/Write a Story Student Tutor Volunteer, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland, 2017
● Worked with students one-on-one on reading and writing skills
● Read with students in groups

Student Ambassador, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland, 2015 – 2016


● Gave tours of Goucher College
● Hosted prospective students overnight
● Participated in accepted students’ day and Explore Goucher day

Hillel Intern, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland, 2015 – 2017


● Leadership position in Hillel
● Engage students
● Brainstorm event ideas and run events
● Attended weekly meetings
● Attend Hillel Retreat
Gopher Hole Restaurant, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland, 2014 - 2016
● Prepared and served food
● Socialized with customers
● Opened and closed
● Helped manage events

Receptionist, Lankler, Siffert & Wohl Law Firm, New York, New York, June 2015 - August 2015
● Welcomed clients
● Answered and transferred
● Sent faxes
● Logged in mail delivered for the office

Volunteer, Bridges to Community, Nicaragua, 2014


● Helped to build a home for a family in Nicaragua
● Helped to renovate a school in Nicaragua
● Spent time with children and community members

Counselor, Larchmont Temple Nursery School Summer Day Camp, Larchmont, New York, 2006-2012
● Planned activities and cared for the children
● Interacted with Parents
● Classroom set up and clean up
● Family Shabbat set up and clean
● Attended staff meetings

Babysitter | 2013 – Present

EDUCATION:

Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland, 2014-2019


Undergraduate Theatre Major and Psychology Minor

Richmond University, Rome, Italy, Summer 2019

Landmark College, Putney, Vermont, 2017 (Summer/Fall)

The Neighborhood Playhouse Junior School, New York, New York, 2011-2014
● Classes in: Stage Acting, Voice, Movement, Dance, Improv, Film Acting

Croton Harmon High School, Croton-on-Hudson, New York, 2010-2014


● Participated in numerous clubs, theatre and music productions

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:

PIZZAZZ MUSICAL THEATRE CLUB:


-Board Member: 2014-2019
-Secretary: 2018-2019

SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB


-Co-President: 2015-2019
-Board Member 2015
HILLEL:
-Student Co-President: 2017-2018
-Student representative at AIPAC: Spring 2017
-Council Member: 2016-2018
-Shabbat Committee Member: 2014-2016
-Israel Committee Member: 2016-2017
-Social Committee Member: 2015-2018

SPECIALIZED SKILLS/TRAINING:
Sign Language
Proficient in Microsoft programs
Proficient in JMP
18 years of Theatre/Acting Training
Working knowledge of Hebrew
Musician (bass guitar, viola, ukulele, guitar, voice)
Trained in Genie lift
DBT training
Online Crisis Counseling training