Ann Mahoney-Kadar

Anne Mahoney-Kadar, Drama instructor at the Asheville Arts Center

Ann Mahoney (Kadar) received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Greensboro College, and her M.F.A. in Acting from UCONN, and is a member of both Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. During her graduate studies she focused on the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, as created by Japanese theatre master Tadashi Suzuki. Regionally, she has played the title roles in Hamlet, Sweet Charity, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, all for Connecticut Repertory Theatre. For the Berkshire Theatre Festival she originated the role of Indras Daughter in Strindbergs A Dream Play. Other favorite roles include Harper Pitt in both parts of Angels in America (CT Rep), Thomasina in Arcadia (CT Rep), and Ophelia in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead for Long Wharf Theatre.

Selected film and television credits include a leading role in the locally shot A Dance for Bethany, and supporting roles in Big Mommas House 2, Frankenstein (USA Network, Opposite Parker Posey & Adam Goldberg), Snow Wonder (CBS), The Madams Family (CBS, Opposite Ellen Burstyn), and Not Like Everyone Else (Lifetime).

Ann has taught acting, movement, and voice for the University of Connecticut, Delgado Community College, and the Tulane Summer Shakespeare Festival. She has directed and choreographed regionally at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Greensboro College, Delgado Community College, and Southern Repertory Theatre.

Ann is excited to be joining the team at Asheville Arts Center!

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