Nothing Shines Like Dirt
About This Show
Elise Sievert & Lesley Shannon invite you to be a fly on the wall while they jump head first into unpredictable dialogue about creating your own work with guest artists in the entertainment industry. They will slide into conversations about work, creativity, and the art of storytelling. And don’t worry, they promise it will be full of playful insights into the little and not so little idiosyncrasy of day to day life. Let’s get started empowering and connecting our fellow artists!
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Heather Girardi Episode 19 Listen Here!
Welcome back to Nothing Shines Like Dirt: Empowering Actors to Create episode 19! Today we have actor, director, producer, Heather Girardi. We talk about collaborating with your spouse, how your choices effect 7 generations, and the seriousness of comedy!
Born in New York City, raised in South Florida, actress Heather Girardi credits her maternal grandmother, an English teacher and great lover of poetry, Shakespeare and Pavarotti, with fueling her passion for language and the arts. While attending Florida State University as a music major, with a focus on vocal performance, Heather was accepted into The National Shakespeare Conservatory, where her teachers encouraged her to consider pursuing a career in performance.
Heather transferred to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts as an acting major while also continuing training with some NSC teachers and with the legendary Wynn Handman of the American Place Theatre.
With her strong innate talents honed by years of extensive training, Heather is described by all those who know her as reliable, focused, enthusiastic and risk-taking. “One of my strengths as an artist is my ability to morph into roles while being respectful, easy and enjoyable to work with,” observes Heather. “I have learned the craft of smoothly switching hats without compromising the vision and integrity of my work and of those around me.”
Heather has been a part of an enormous variety of projects, of which her favorites include Walking The Volcano (The Vineyard Playhouse), in which she played 5 roles and was featured in The New York Times and the Boston Globe; Sylvia Beach in Left Bank Bookseller (The Barrow Group Theatre), for which she was nominated for Best Actress; the videos she and her husband, Ben Slatkin, create with their company Editagogo Productions. and the web series Or So The Story Goes, and Park Slope Moms.
Expanding her talents as a director, Heather won Best Director for her work on Brownsville Bred at The Network’s One Act Festival, and continues to direct and perform her own material and assist others in developing their own.
Projects:Production Company- editagogo.com
Park Slope Moms
Or The Story Goes
Facebook: Heather Girardi