Friday, October 01, 2021



Jill Melanie Wirth 
actress/singer/writer



WEBSITE:   www.JillMelanieWirth.weebly.com

LATEST WORK:

"A SURPRISE GIFT" 
written & performed by Jill Melanie Wirth
developed with & directed by David Wirth
Brick Theater, ?!:New Works Festival
(7 minutes)

"Linda Laubenstein" I narrate as well as perform an excerpt from "The Normal Heart." It's a privilege for me to honor the legacies of Linda Laubenstein and Larry Kramer.

"I Witness" I perform the voices of 11 heroic front line NYC covid caregivers.
https://youtu.be/AA0QX3TOem8


Jill Melanie Wirth is an actress/singer/writer who has performed in theatre, film, tv, concerts, commercials, and voice-overs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and London.

writer: dramedies that examine Health Care Issues, Historical Topics, and Sexual Matters.  
LIST & DESCRIPTION OF WORKS:
Bio ....

Jill has appeared at such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, Carnegie Hall, BAM Next Wave Festival, Vineyard Theatre, La Mama E.T.C., AMAS, The York Theatre, and Westport Country Playhouse. She has appeared as a solo vocalist at Marjorie Eliot's Parlor Entertainment and in the Meet the Virtuoso concert series at The 92nd Street Y.

Jill Melanie Wirth has worked under the direction of such luminaries as Patricia Birch, Tom O’Horgan, Joseph Chaikin, Niki Flacks, John Vaccaro, André De Shields, and Ted Sperling.

KITHLESS IN PARADISE directed by Niki Flacks.
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Jill Melanie Wirth has worked in the development process of musicals such as Stephen Schwartz' Children of Eden (Playwrights Horizons), Doug Katsaros' Valadon and Orphan Train (York Theatre, and NYMF directed by Pat Birch); as well as Artie Shaw's Dreamweavers (directed by Jamibeth Margolis).

Her work at La Mama ETC, includes Eve Miriam's THE PLAGUES directed by Tom O'Horgan, William M. Hoffman's ETIQUETTE directed by John Vaccaro, and Lonnie Carter's LEMUEL directed by Andre De Shields, and on Theatre Row in Leslie Lee's WILLIE. Her work in London was at The Man in the Moon Theatre in BORN BAD, under the direction of Phil Willmott.

Jill and David Wirth produced, directed, as well as acted in the premiere stage production of Charles Willeford's HIGH PRIEST OF CALIFORNIA.

On Television Jill Melanie Wirth appeared in HBO's The Normal Heart directed by Ryan Murphy and played opposite Mandy Patinkin in NBC's television special "Sureness of the Morning" as well as in countless commercials and voice-overs.  Commercial Reel

Other television work includes Momsters, Law and Order, One Life to Live, and Guiding Light.

As a writer/performer. . .    Dramedies that examine  Health Care Issues, Historical Topics and Sexual MattersThese pieces are executed through text, song, and movement.

Her works have been commissioned for Women's History Month, and Black History Month productions, and have been produced by 92ndY, Stage Left Studio, Abingdon TheatreWorkshop Theater, Artistic New Directions, and The Brick Theater. Her works have been developed at Dixon Place and  Mabou Mines.

FOR LIST & DESCRIPTION OF WORKShttp://jillmelaniewirth.weebly.com/writer.html

Training . . . Jill Melanie Wirth (formerly known as Jill Kotler) is originally from Chicago where she studied acting with Dr. Bella Itkin at The Goodman School of Drama, Bud Beyer of Northwestern University, and John Malkovich at Steppenwolf Theatre
She began her career in Chicago Theatre in productions at Hull House, The Body Politic, with The Chicago Stategy Theatre Company (under the direction of June Pyskacek) and with The Halcyon Commedia Dell Arte Repertory Company. Additional training ACTING WITH PASSION with Niki Flacks.  VOICE AND SPEECH with Shane Ann Younts.  Shakespeare with Andrew Wade from The Royal Shakespeare Company. Improvisation with Del Close of Second City. Musical Scene Study: Jamibeth Margolis. Singing technique: Dr. Robert White, Dewin Tibbs  INNER VOICE: David Friedman ACCESS FORUM: Arnold Mungioli


Personally. . . Jill's current favorite authors are José Saramago, William Goldman, and Augusten Burroughs. Jill is most proud that she was the legal guardian of and cared for her head-injured brother for 25 years. Jill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.  Jill throws pottery, does yoga, and gardens. Jill Wirth is married to actor/writer/director/martial artist/book dealer David Wirth.  
GO TO:  David Wirth




Tuesday, June 08, 2021



DESCRIPTION OF WORKS:

Dramedies that examine  Health Care Issues, Historical Topics and Sexual Matters. These pieces are executed through text, song, and movement.



They have been commissioned for Women's History Month, and Black History Month productions, and have been produced by 92ndY, Stage Left Studio, The New York Public Library, Abingdon TheatreWorkshop Theater, Artistic New Directions, and The Brick Theater. Her works have been developed at Dixon Place and  Mabou Mines.

FOR LIST & DESCRIPTION OF WORKShttp://jillmelaniewirth.weebly.com/writer.html


Please visit WEB SITE:  JillMelanieWirth.weebly.com


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JILL MELANIE WIRTH   

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