I'm looking for a house-sitting position in west L.A. now ~ or a room rental in a house ~ for up to two or three months. You may read about me online on my music site. Put my name and the word music together et Voila. I will be looking for a cottage to rent for myself. Meanwhile all I need is a clean room with a good mattress and in a QUIET house with respectful house-mates and neighbors. I will happily care for animals and plants, collect and forward your mail, and of course care for your property. You can find me on Facebook if you wish. mimi seton (no spaces in the web address)
Voice Coach, Writing Tutor, House Sitter
I am looking for a house sitting job on a quiet street in west Los Angeles ~ and / or a room to rent in a quiet house, from which to search for my own cottage. I work as a writer-composer, as well as coaching singing and tutoring people in writing.
The Actors' Studio
NEW PLAYS by MIMI SETON
An improbably love story between a Latino truck driver of 29 and a left-wing activist of 54, set in Los Angeles in the first years of the Iraq War. Darrell Larsen directed a reading at The Actors' Studio, NYC, 2011. Called 'a modern 'The Way We Were' by director, Craig Belknap, the style is naturalistic.
BODY WITHOUT BONES ~ 4 aspects of an elderly woman: Mother One, Mother Two, Child Mother and Male Mother ~ are the focus of this riotous black comedy on the theme of plastic surgery and Body Image. Stylized movement, text and '40s Swing and British Music Hall music ( 6 songs only) . The central metaphor is a rag doll ~ featureless, naked, hairless. All actors are dressed in identical muslin sacks, no 'clothes', only painted-on eyelashes and red bow lips.
CRONES ~ Two 60-year old New York women ~ a divorced (Wasp) poet whose fortune has been lost in the crash of 2008, and a successful psycho-therapist (Jewish) with breast cancer ~ attempt to lend support to each other as they look at aging and illness in America.
THE ABDUCTION OF LADY WEN CHI
Inspired by the poetic laments of an Chinese girl who was captured by Mongol invaders in the year 195 and lived among them for 12 years before being rescued by a ransom party. 10 singing-actors (both options require 4 musicians). Highly stylized and formal. Chinese Opera elements.
A staged reading with music was presented at The Japanese American National Museum Special Events Series. It featured Jennifer Paz, star of Miss Saigon, in the title role. June Angela, star of Broadway's Shogun, shared the leading role with her on the music demo.
Finding Your Voice/ Singing
Studio Group Theatre, L.A. (2006) Voice workshops for actors
Voice Made Visible
Mimi Seton created and directed this project, giving students the opportunity to perform with top-flight musicians
Lee Strassberg Studios
( Sub) Accent Reduction for foreign students
ARTIST IN SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
voice-overs in LA, NYC
Paris, Dublin and London ~ as well as directing voice recordings for European Film and TV, including the animated series: Norman Normal and Flipper.
In the 1980s, Mimi became also became a writer-composer while continuing to act in plays and with Bru Ha Ha ~ an improvisation company directed by Viola Spolin ('the Mother of Improvisation').
ARTIST IN SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
She was a member of the Mark Taper Forum's Improvisational Theatre Project for 2 years, working with directors Jack Bender (The Sopranos) and Peter Broscius,
devising work for and about teens, and acting with many gifted colleagues including Forest Whitaker, Soccoro Valdez, Bill Hunt, Larry Wilmore, Michael Arabian,
Victoria Lewis, etc.
Mimi initiated a program ~ Making Plays From Your Own Life ~ for abused, abandoned and neglected children (wards of the state living at Mac Claren Hall) and for teenaged felons. The project attracted support from the LA Theatre Works who obtained funding from the California Arts Council and added several other artist-teachers to the roster.
She was married to TV producer, Nicholas Stein.
Mimi has created a number of original works of Music-Theatre that have garnered many press awards. Called "A New Theatre Visionary" by the LA Weekly, she was known for her ability to write well in a variety of musical styles, for originality ~ and for her wit as a lyricist.
She is also a lover of expressionistic movement who pursues a life-long enquiry into the bridge between Healing and Performing Arts.
ORIGINAL THEATRE-MUSIC WORKS include:
Original works include the musical collaboration Brain Hotel, that inspired the LA Weekly to invent the New Directions in Theatre Award; a non-verbal opera uniting music, dance and photography entitled, WAZO WAZO, in which company members sing a non-verbal, minimalist score, while balancing on trapezes; and Sea Below Middle Sea ~ an inter-disciplinary piece uniting photography, dance and classical singing to...
VOICE MADE VISIBLE
In 2000, Mimi returned to LA and consolidated 20 years of learning into her own educational program: Voice Made Visible.
Mimi is licensed in Hypnosis and NLP and spent 6 years studying the principles of the Science of Mind philosophy with a number of teachers at Agape Spiritual Center including Rev.Michael Beckwith.
In the works:
MOTHER MORPHINE ~ A monologue that condenses the last eight days of the life of a British woman dying of cancer into one hour of morphine-induced dreams. Catherine's demons ~ the trauma of the London Blitz and WWII, and an act of betrayal she perpetrated against her husband ~ haunt her as she slides toward the inevitable.
composer, music director and accompanist
Samuel Beckett Center
TROJAN WOMEN ~ Insite Productions, CBS TV- LOT. Starring Mariette Hartley and Angela Paton. Commission.
Seton adapted the Jean Paul Sartre translation of the Greek classic into contemporary lyrics, and composed the vocal music for the chorus. LA Ovation Award nominee for Best Adaptation.
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS~ Pasadena Playhouse. Directed by Bill Castellino.
Wrote and composed the show's opening number. Commission.
BLUE CORRIDOR ~Los Angeles Playwright's Arena, produced by Jon Rivera.
Writer-lyricist-composer. Best Music Award ~ Drama Logue.
SEE BELOW MIDDLE SEA ~ Mark Taper Forum's Taper, Too. Starring B.D. Wong.
A multi-media piece uniting non-verbal operatic singing, photography and modern dance to look at the issue of sound pollution. Writer-composer-director. Musicians included: Gloria Chang of LA Symphony, Don Preston of The Mothers of Invention, Beethoven concert pianist David Ives Anglin, and percussionist MB Gordy of The Doobie Brothers.
SIR VIVAL'S SWEEPSTAKES ~ Mark Taper Forum. A musical originated for the Jacques D'Amboise Dance Program (starring John Ritter) that featured 120 children from the LA Unified School District who performed on the Forum's main stage.
Seton was one of 4 artists who co-wrote and co-directed the event's text and music, under the project direction of Tony Abatemarco.
GREEN CARD ~ Mark Taper Forum and Joyce Theatre, NYC. About immigration to L.A., this piece was devised and directed by Joanne Akalaitis with the cast which included Jesse Nelson, Costullo Gavras, Jesse Borrego, Alma Martinez and Mimi Seton, etc.
SUPPERMAN ~ Los Angeles Museum of Science and Industry. Commission ~ writer. An educational play for children on the subject of Nutrition.
WAZO WAZO ~ LA Theatre Works. A non-verbal opera created and composed by Seton that featured the singers in Black Tie on trapezes Accompanied by Don Preston, keyboardist for Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention and Tom Shell. Lights by Barbara Ling. Production...
University College Dublin Masters in Theatre
The Arts Initiative of Dundalk
Trinity College Dublin BA in Theatre Program
Accent Reduction coach for French actors
Paris Paris Atlantique TV Productions
Acting, Improvisation, Voice & Singing
University of Paris, France
Ecole Merouze Professional Acting School
Improvisation for Actors
Stages Tri-lingual Theatre
Singing in bands includes: Ad Hoc Roc Band in New York City, singing with the New Music virtuoso, Shelley Hirsch and percussionist, David Van Tiegham
www.mimiseton.com ~ further information, photos, recommendations
Selected VOICE Over Resume:
Commercials, cartoons (DISNEY, DIC, HANNA BARBERA etc), educational tapes, public service spots, film narrations, industrials, guide tracks for Helen Hunt and Kathy Bates, film dubbing (directors include Roger Andrieux and Wim Wenders, dubbing the voice of Catherine Deneuve, etc.) and voice overs for TV:Tracy Ullman and Silver Spoons.
Mimi played the title roles in 2 European animated series: Kimbo and Viki the Viking. She directed the series, Norman Normal and episodes of Flipper for Magma Films, Galway.
Qualifications & Certifications
Antioch College Ohio
American School in Switzerland, Colorado College, Antioch College