Harriet Lynn (Independent Professional, Baltimore, MD)
IMTAL - Elections 2012 - Candidate for Member at Large Member Relations - Harriet Lynn
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Candidate for Member at Large: Member Relations:
is a communicator in both language and movement.
She is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory with a B.F.A. in Dance and Drama and earned a M.S. degree in Administration from University of Maryland University College.
Ms Lynn is also a professional speaker, producer, director, actor, choreographer, dancer, playwright, and media trainer throughout an active and diverse career.
Ms. Lynn is a member of the International Museum Theatre Alliance, (IMTAL) and member of such professional unions as the Screen Actors Guild, and longtime member of the *Actors Equity Association and *American Federation of Television & Radio Artists.
Ms. Lynn served on the board of OHMAR (Oral History of the Mid-Atlantic Region) and was founding board member of the Baltimore Theatre Alliance and participated actively in the founding of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.
She also serves on the Maryland Women's Heritage Center program committee and consultant to the Carroll's Hundred Foundation project to create a living history venue in Baltimore City.
Ms. Lynn has been a guest lecturer on several cruise lines in such areas as Indonesia, South East Asia, China and Europe.
In 1994, Harriet Lynn, founded Heritage Theatre Artists' Consortium providing theatre arts programs for museums, historical societies, theatres and special events.
has worked with many and various museums in the area of museum theatre including at present the Maryland Historical Society
, the Jewish Museum of MD
, the Baltimore Museum of Art
, the Walter Art Museum
, the Maryland Science Museum
, Port Discovery
produced and directed, a world premiere, "Levy's Ghost", aboard the historic ship, the Constellation.
Ms. Lynn is the playwright and performer in her one-woman show, "Ella Shields: The Woman Behind the Man", about a Baltimore-born vaudevillian and world famous British Music Hall legendary male impersonator.
has performed her
one-woman show for audiences in London, Cape May ,Las Vegas, the Queen Mary 2 and recently in October 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Independence of the Seas and featured as a guest lecturer.
as "Ella Shields" was one of only ten women chosen throughout the country to participate in the Women Chautauqua Institute
(WCI) sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council
with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities
recently authored a biography of Ella Shields at the request of the Oxford University Press
for the upcoming 2012 edition of the Oxford Dictionary National Biography.
is featured on (Who's Who) on the Senior Theatre website, www.seniortheatre.com
created and facilitated" "East Side-West Side Life Stories" and "Life Stories/Life Lessons" oral history theatre productions.
These programs have been well received and performed at various museums, theatres and national conferences.
designed "Life Stories-The Playshop"! an oral history theatre workshop and presented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education
(ATHE) and Senior Theatre League of America's
Conference in St. Louis, MO.
is known nationally for working with older adults in theatre and participated in ReActions in a theatre event in New Orleans using oral history in performance based on stories of survivors of Hurricane Katrina and also presented at a OHMAR
Conference at Columbia University
Ms. Lynn served ten seasons as Director of the Fabulous 50+ Players, a nationally recognized senior theatre company, as a program of the Howard County Arts Council and was Executive Producer/Artistic Director of the award winning Pumpkin Theatre, a children's non-profit theatre organization for 1995 - 1998.
In addition, Ms. Lynn
has also taught hundreds of individuals over the years how to be effective communicators at the podium, on-camera and interpersonal communications for national government agencies, corporations businesses and educational institutions.