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wendygough9bWendy is a Los Angeles based theatre artist.  She has been seen in LA as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Desdemona in Othello, the title role in Joan Silsby’s The Devil’s Bride, Esther Summerson in the critically acclaimed Charles Dickens’ Bleak House, Imogen in Cymbeline, and multiple roles in Transports of the Heart, including Calamity Jane and Groucho Marx.  Other favorite roles include Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Dorine in Tartuffe and Helena in All’s Well that Ends Well.

She made her directorial debut at Write Act Repertory with Diane Grant’s One-Act Sex and Violence, and continued her directing career with The Masque of the Red DeathDriving Rain, and Clyde Derrick’sTeshuvah.  She also appeared in The Trial, for which she was Assistant Director and Maskmaker, creating over 60 masks for the production.  Wendy’s masks have appeared in numerous productions in Los Angeles and around the world.  Her latest directing project is Friends Like These, by Gregory Crafts, which played at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival and the 2014 San Diego International fringe.

In 2005, 2008 and 2012 Wendy staged her solo show, The Divine Madness of Isabella, about the great commedia dell’Arte actress, Isabella Andreini, for which she was awarded the Women in Theatre Red Carpet Award.

Wendy holds a Master’s Degree from the Hilberry Repertory in Detroit.  She has also studied at the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre, and is a graduate of The University of California at Santa Barbara.

Wendy is a member of the SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

When not on stage, Wendy is an avid gardener, dog-lover and relapsed Martial Artist.  She is the Communications Coordinator at IATSE Local 871.