About the Playwright and Director



Sydney went from writing plays at Smith College to working as a comedic actress on and off Broadway, in films and television.  Her most fun role was playing Mrs. David Letterman in the Late Night special, “Christmas with the Lettermans.” Her most provocative role was as the dancing schoolteacher in Woody Allen’s “Radio Days.”  And her most lucrative role was as the magician’s assistant in Peter Paul Mounds’ “Sometimes you feel like a nut…

Sydney then became a sitcom writer and worked on shows including MAJOR DAD, EMPTY NEST, and MAMA’S FAMILY. Now she returns to her original role writing plays. YOUNG PILGRIMS portrays the Pilgrim ancestors of Sydney’s husband and daughter.  It is a labor of love, because if it weren’t for John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, her family wouldn’t exist.

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Theresa is well known to the theaters of the south shore as both actor and director. She was co-artistic director of the Teen Workshops at Bay Players, served as Resident Director and Director of the Children's Workshops at Priscilla Beach Theatre, and has performed on many local stages. Her love of performing arts is evenly distributed between acting and directing. It's all about storytelling and there is so much joy in the sharing.    
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