Plum, Paula

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Plum, Paula


Married Richard Snee (an actor), 1980.

Career: Actress and director. American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, member of company, c. 1999; previously taught drama, dance, and sex education at Buckingham, Brown and Nichols, Boston, MA, c. 1981, and worked as the concierge at the Parker House Hotel, Boston, MA, c. 1977.

Awards, Honors: Boston Theatre Award, best actress, 1995, for Lost in Yonkers; Elliot Norton Award, outstanding actress, 1995, for Lost in Yonkers and Unexpected Tenderness; Outer Theatre Critics Circle Award, best actress, 1998, for The Heiress and Plum Pudding.


Film Appearances:

Mrs. Crain, Mermaids, Orion, 1990.

Neighbor boy's mother, Malice, Columbia, 1993.

Denise Shebola, Next Stop Wonderland, Miramax, 1998.

April Harris, Bobby Loves Mangos, AtomFilms, 1998.

Geeky mom, Prozac Nation, Miramax, 2001.

Sarah Freeman, Long Distance, Image Entertainment, 2005.

Clerk, Johnny Slade's Greatest Hits, 2005.

Herself, Chaos and Other: Making American Theater, Films for the Humanities, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voice of Attorney Alison Krempel, Squigglevision (animated; also known as Science Court), ABC, 1997–2000.

Voice of Paula, The Dick and Paula Celebrity Special (animated), FX Channel, 1999.

Voice of Bunny Peabody, Home Movies (animated), UPN, 1999.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Voice of Paula, Giving Harry the Business, ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voice, Russian Trinity, PBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Voice of Bunny Peabody, Home Movies (animated), UPN, 1999.

Television Work; Series:

Creative consultant, The Dick and Paula Celebrity Special (animated), FX Channel, 1999.

Stage Appearances:

Clown Alley, Alley Theater, Cambridge, MA, 1982.

Kennedy's Children, Spectator Arts Theater, 1983.

Top Girls, Alley Theater, 1984.

It's Only a Play, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, 1987.

Jumpers, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1987.

Shear Madness, Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA, 1988.

Happy Days, 1989.

Happy Days, Gloucester, MA, 1990.

Shirley Valentine, Gloucester, MA, 1990.

Table Manners, Boston, MA, 1991.

Uncle Vanya, 1992.

Molly, Unexpected Tenderness, Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester, MA, 1994.

Marilyn Monroe, Jackie, An American Life, Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA, 1996, then the Hasty Pudding Theatre, Cambridge, MA.

Soot Hudlocke, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, American Repertory Theatre, Hasty Pudding Theatre, 1998.

Sing Me to Sleep, Boston Center for the Arts, 1999.

Portia, Julius Caesar, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston Common, Boston, MA, 1999.

Martha Babakina, Ivanov, American Repertory Theatre, Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge, MA, 1999–2000.

Mary Tyrone Karamazov, The Idiots Karamazov, American Repertory Theatre, Loeb Drama Center, 1999–2000.

Intimate Exchanges, American Stage Festival, Nashua, NH, 2000.

Spring Revels 2000, Boston, MA, 2000.

Trinculo, The Tempest, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common, 2000.

Terry, Side Man, Lyric Stage Company, Boston, MA, 2000.

Yvette Pottier, Mother Courage and Her Children, Loeb Drama Center, 2001.

Belphragia, Lysistrata, Loeb Drama Center, 2002.

Provost and Mistress Overdone, Measure for Measure, Actors' Shakespeare Project at the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center, Boston, MA, 2005.

Plum Pudding, Gloucester Stage Company, 2005.

Dressed Up! Wigged Out!, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2005.

All's Well That Ends Well, Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 2006.

Inez, No Exit, American Repertory Theatre, Loeb Drama Center, 2006.

Also appeared as Grace, Faith Healer, Gloucester Stage Company; Bella, Lost in Yonkers, Boston, MA; in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA; Jumpers, Sullivan & Gilbert, and The Plough and the Stars, all Huntington Theatre, Boston University, Boston, MA; Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Hay Fever, and Absurd Person Singular, all Lyric Stage Company, Boston, MA; The Heiress; Plum Pudding; and Not I.

Stage Director:

Lone Star, Alley Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1985.

The Lady and the Clarinet, New Ehrlich Theatre, Boston, MA, 1986.

Tell Me on a Sunday, 57 Downtown, Boston, MA, 1998.

The Baltimore Waltz, Lyric Theatre, Boston, MA, 1999.


Video Games:

Voice of pagans, townspeople, fences, and store owners, Thief: Deadly Shadows, Eidos Interactive, 2004.


Stage Plays:

"Weeding," The 3rd Annual Dragonfly Festival, Devanaughn Theatre, Piano Factory, Boston, MA, 2005.