Cecily Bednar Schmidt

Height
5'4"
Hair
Blonde
Eyes
Blue
Voice
Mezzo-Soprano
2020 graduating MFA professional actor Cecily Bednar-Schmidt

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Digital showcase

In place of our regular live showcase, we have brought together a Digital Showcase to feature the skills and talents of our graduating year. 

Here you can explore Cecily Bednar Schmidt’s digital showreel, which includes theatrical and screen scenes, self-created work made during the Covid-19 lockdown, audio reel and a short film written and directed by professional film-makers.   

Theatrical scene

Screen scenes

Self-created work

Across the 12-week period of lockdown, all graduating students on the two year and three year acting courses collaborated with a dramaturg to develop and create their own self-created piece.

The MFA Acting students created pieces that ranged from Mockumentaries, monologues to drag shows. These were personal responses to the prompt of why you, why now, who for? Dramaturged and creatively supported by Lauren Mooney and Laura Bridgeman.

Audio reel

Click the link below to listen to Cecily Bednar Schmidt’s audio reel. 

Check back soon as we’ll be adding a link to our series of audio-drama pilots made with our creative partner Audible. You can read more about our audio work during the Covid-19 lockdown here. 

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Short film

LAMDA productions

Miss Matuse
A Mistake with the Chairs (short film)
Directed by Alistair Petrie

Roland
Constellations
Directed by Anna Marsland

Alice
Rotterdam
Vik Sivalingam

Feste
Twelfth Night
Directed by Robert Price

Homburg
The Prince of Homburg
Directed by Julia Levai

Irina
Three Sisters
Directed by Caroline Leslie

Various
Clickbait
Directed by Moji Kareem & Zodwa Nyoni

Alithea
The Country Wife
Directed by Beth Vyse

Diaphanta / Lollio
The Changeling
Directed by Helena Lymbery

Catherine
Proof
Directed by Jenny Lipman 

Professional theatre, TV, film & radio

Aricia
Phèdre
Directed by Ariel Craft (Cutting Ball Theatre) 

Philip
Jesus Christ Superstar
Directed by Eliza Leoni & Shane Ray (Ray of Light) 

Logainne
Spelling Bee
Directed by Matthew McCoy (Bay Area Musicals) 

Smee
Peter & the Starcatcher
Directed by Michael Moran (Berkeley Playhouse) 

Ensemble
Reefer Madness
Directed by Jenn BeVard (Ray of Light) 

Other experience

Susannah
Murder of Crows
Directed by Peter Glazer (UC Berkeley)

Barbara
Summertime
Directed by Chris Herold (UC Berkeley) 

Little Sally
Urinetown
Directed by Weston Scott (UC Berkeley)

Quince
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Directed by Christine Nicholson (UC Berkeley) 

Marcy Park
Spelling Bee
Directed by Weston Scott (UC Berkeley) 

“I Was Twelve”
Vagina Monologues
Directed by Sarah Beth Alcabes (UC Berkeley)

Mrs Zirconium
Death & Other Hobbies
Directed by Rachel Eisner (UC Berkeley)

Eligibility

Eligible to work in US

General American (Native), RP

Historical Dance, Spanish Dance, Ballroom, Show Dance

BGSC Level Three (Advanced) Sabre & Staff: (Merit) 

Singing (highly skilled) Musical Theatre

Full clean driving licence (USA) 

LAMDA (MFA Professional Acting, 2018-2020)
University of California Berkeley (BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Studies / Cognitive Science, 2012-2016) 
Johnson & Johnson Carne Scholarship, 2019-2020
LAMDA Poetry Competition Winner, 2018