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Charleen Willoughby

Charleen Willoughby Over the past five years, Charleen J.B. Willoughby has been a valued Brigit Saint Brigit company member whose versatility has enabled her to create a wide variety of characters with honesty, subtlety, humor and passion. In that relatively short residency, her repertoire has included portrayals of the earthy Belfast housewife caught (literally) in the crossfire of Bloody Sunday in Brian Friel´s The Freedom of the City, the comic quixotically-in-the-moment Penny in You Can´t Take It with You, the haunted, grieving mother in Conor McPherson´s The Weir, a deliciously passionate Arkadina in The Seagull, a delightfully ditzy Abby Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace played in rep with a chillingly-ironic Weird Sister in Macbeth. Willoughby holds a B.S. in Secondary Education and an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Nebraska–Omaha (UNO) where, for her master´s thesis, she performed Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter. For UNO, she has undertaken a number of roles including Nurse Ratched in One Flew over the Cuckoo´s Nest, Clytemnestra in Electra, Lady Fidget in The Country Wife and Homebody in Tony Kushner´s Homebody/Kabul.