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Veronica Castang Biography ((?)-)
Addresses: Agent: Bret Adams, 448 W. 44th Street, New York, NY, 10036.
"I was born in England and educated at the Lycee Francais de Londres and at the Sorbonne. I was trained in Art History and worked at an art gallery in London and at the San Francisco Art Institute when I first came to America. Onlymy complete ignorance of "show business" enabled me to finally take the plunge and attempt to be an actress. I must have had a strong motivation as I stuck it out during long periods of unemployment and not much encouragement, except that the people I auditioned for did say that I was good, they just didn't know what to do with me. Some times I longed for them to tell me that Iwas terrible, so that I would have an excuse to give it up. Anyway, ultimately acting is what I do and I seem to be able to make a living and sometimes be good and I do have an awfully good time. One has to have a good time, otherwise why bother with the madness one has to go through in order to act? I travelled a lot when I was very young: Yugoslavia, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Germany. I lived in Morocco for a while, ostensibly to teach English to a couple of French children. I wasn't very successful.I worked in a Chinese restaurant in London. I am fluent in French. My hobbies are swimming, bycycling, photography and old houses. I have just bought a late Georgian early Federal house in upstate New York. I am starting to be a director and have directed several one-person shows in the New York area. I ama Foster Parent. I love Ameria and am very grateful to her for giving me theopportunites that I have had here. There is something strange and special about being an immigrant, because one is in a country one has chosen to be in,rather than the one in which one was born. However, I still feel strong allegiance to England, which gave me the backbone and the strength to carry on, when I needed it."
- actress, director
- Birth Details
- April 22,
- Uxbridge, Middlesex, England
- Gabrielle, The Madwoman of Chaillot, InterPlayers, San Francisco,CA, 1962.
New York Debut
- Understudy, How's The World Treating You, Morosco, 40 performances, 1964.
All My Own Work, Questors, 1960.
Principal Stage Appearances
- Mabel, The Trigon, Stage '73, NY, 1965; Annie, Sargeant Musgrave's Dance, Theatre DeLys, NY, 1966; Nancy, The Knack, RedBarn, Northport L.I., NY, 1966; Pam, Saved, Chelsea Theatre Center, NY, 1970; Self Accusation, Chelsea Theatre Center, NY, 1971; Diane, Rooted, Hartford Stage Company, CT, 1972; Kaspar, Chelsea Theatre Center, NY, 1973; Laura, The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, Long Wharf, NewHaven, CT, 1973; Petronella, A Pagan Place, Long Wharf, 1973; Ionescopade, Theatre Four, NY, 1974; Sister McPhee, The National Health, Circle in the Square, NY, 1974; Araminta, The Philanthropist, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1975; Timothea, Sea Marks, Manhattan Theatre Club, NY, 1975; Stella, Life Class, Manhattan Theatre Club, NY, 1976; Sonya, Uncle Vanya, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, 1976; Mistress Quickly/Princess Katherine, Henry V, Pittsburgh Public, 1977; Clara, A History of the American Film, Hartford Stage Company, CT, 1977; Valrie, Ashes, New York Public, 1977; Nurse Sweet, The National Health, ArenaStage, Washington, DC, 1977; Ludowicka, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1978; Frieda Joubert, Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1978; Jane Hopcroft,Absurd Person Singular, Players State Theatre, Coconut Grove, FL, 1978; Lucienne, Bonjour La, Bonjour, Guthrie, Minneapolis, 1978; Fanny, Ride a Cock Horse, Hudson Guild, NY, 1979; Mrs. Boyle, Whose Life lsIt Anyway?, Trafalgar, NY, 1979; Ruth, The Banana Box, Hudson Guild, NY, 1979; Olga, Summerfolk, Long Wharf, CT, 1979; Lucienne, Bonjour La, Bonjour, Phoenix, NY, 1980; Brenda, Mary Barnes, Long Wharf, 1980; Marianne, Close of Play, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1981; Florence. A Call from the East, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1981; Maude/Lin, Cloud 9, Theatre DeLys, NY, 1981; Wasp, After the Prize, Phoenix,NY, 1981; Performed at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Playwright's Conference, 1982; Paula, David and Paula, American Jewish Theatre,NY, 1983; Mrs. Rogers, Make and Break, Seattle Repertory, 1983,
- Margaret, Life with Father, New England.
- Timothea, Sea Marks, PBS.
Principal Television Appearances
The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd; The Elephant Man; Evelyn Lincoln, Kennedy; Ryan's Hope; As The World Turns; A Doctor's Story.
- Sonya, Uncle Vanya, Lin, Cloud 9, Timothea, Sea Marks. Listed in Performers and Performances, Jack B. Kamermaw/Interviewsin Praeger Special Studies, Rosanne Martorella.
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