Meet the AGR family
Jennifer Rudolph, Founder
Jen has always had a passion for helping actors succeed. She spent the first 10 years of her career as a casting director under the tutelage of Jeff Mitchell and eventually became a partner at Mitchell/Rudolph Casting. Jen has cast over 40 films and television shows and has helped start the careers of such actors as Michelle Monaghan, Kate Bosworth and Ian Somerhalder. While a casting director, Jennifer began teaching audition technique classes and from there created The Actor's Green Room followed by The AGR Accelerator followed by the 2% Signature System™. She believes that every actor has an organic spark that if nurtured properly can become something amazing. To quote FIELD OF DREAMS, "If you build it, they will come.”
Follow Jen on Instagram: @jenrudolphagr
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Ariana Michel, Operations Manager
Ariana is a native New Orleanian who spent the last several years working in theatre production and film. Having recently graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Masters in Arts Administration, she moved to New York to pursue a career within the arts and nonprofit sector. She’s very excited to be joining the AGR family and learning more about the industry.
Katie Goffman, Assistant to Jen Rudolph
Katie Goffman is a New York City based actress. She recently completed a successful run as a swing in the world premiere of CLUELESS THE MUSICAL, where she performed as Cher. She also covered the roles of Tai, Miss Geist and Amber. She has been seen performing across the country in the Broadway 1st National Tour of GHOST the Musical as the title role of Molly Jensen, as well as the National Tour of ROCK OF AGES playing Regina. Katie won Best Actress in a Musical from Broadway World Madison for her portrayal of Natalie/Ed in ALL SHOOK UP at the Fireside Theatre. Katie can also be seen in airports around the country traveling to visit her husband, Devon Goffman who is currently on tour with ON YOUR FEET: the musical! She also has a production company, GOFFMAN ENTERTAINMENT LLC, with her husband Devon Goffman. The writer/actor couple wrote and produced a musical web series: WISCO QUEENS; Watch here: www.wiscoqueens.com.
Latisha DiVenuto, AGR Accelerator Support
After a life threatening hospitalization in July, 2011 from an unforeseen development of Juvenile (Type I) Diabetes, Latisha decided that life was too short to not live for her true passions: The Arts and humanity.
In 2017, Latisha made her professional SAG/ AFTRA TV debut as a guest star on HBO's Girls as the fun spirited aspiring actor, Athena Dante in episode 607 - "The Bounce!" She also appeared on season 8 episode 7 of Blue Bloods - "Common Ground." Latisha has had the opportunity to train at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Upright Citizens Brigade and with Jeffrey Zeiner at The Jeffrey Zeiner Studio. Latisha also writes original music, creates musical parodies and performs in short films / sketches with friends. She hopes that the next few years will provide her more opportunities to perform professionally and is looking forward to building her career with her team!
Latisha's favorite entertainer and biggest career inspiration is Queen Latifah, however, she is inspired by the work of many other actors and entertainers. Latisha is excited to be on this incredible journey in the arts and entertainment world. She thanks God, her family & friends and her teachers for supporting her dream of becoming a full time professional entertainer. She enjoys dancing like nobody is watching, singing like nobody is listening, and marathons - of TV shows!
your virtual Hosts/Readers
Bethany Nicole Taylor
Bethany Nicole Taylor is an actor, singer/song writer, improviser, puppeteer, and trumpet player based in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from Ohio, she earned a BA studying theatre from Malone University. She made her Off Broadway debut in Wicked Frozen, the musical parody mashup, in 2018 as Mistress Horrible and frequently travels around the country as Anita in Girls Night the Musical. Bethany is the co creator, co star, and co writer alongside Zoe Farmingdale of the comedic digital sketch series Catmagic! Bethany is an Amios Theatre Company member, is a Eugene O'Neill Theater Center NTI alum, she holds an acting certificate from the St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy in Russia, and is an alum of the Peoples Improv Theater in Manhattan. She plays the piano, trumpet, some guitar and banjo, and the glockenspiel. Bethany was awarded Best Actress at the 2019 Mayday Film Festival for her work in JOE the rom com. Previously she was awarded BEST ACTRESS at the Grove Film Festival and the Brightside Tavern Film Festival for Taking in Quinn, and BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS at the Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival and the Atlantic City Cinefest for The Question.She also makes exceptional chocolate chip cookies.
Follow Bethany on Instagram: @bethanynicole1
Marlee Dater is a performer living in New York City with professional experience on stage, screen, and music venues. In NYC she has done TV, web series, short films, commercials, industrials, theatre, commercial print work, and has performed her original music as the artist Rose Blossom. Marlee also uses her performance skills as a Standardized Patient for many medical schools and teaching hospitals in the area (such as NYU, Columbia, and Weill Cornell, to name a few). For more info on Marlee check out her website at www.marleedater.com.
Follow Marlee on Instagram: @marlee.dater
Rose Marie Rupley
Rose Marie Rupley is a New York-based actress and singer. Originally from College Station, Texas, Rose Marie has called New York City home for six years now. She moved here to attend Circle in the Square Theatre School and is a proud alumnus of the Class of 2014. In addition to acting and singing, Rose Marie is an avid writer, working on her first feature.
Follow Rose on Instagram: @rosemarierupley
Lianna Nielsen hails from Whitefield, Maine. She studied theater at the Atlantic Theater's Conservatory and improv and UCB and the PIT. She can be seen in commercials, films and on TV; most recently doing sketches on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. When she's not acting, Lianna is a certified nutrition and wellness coach and teaches nutrition classes specifically for actors at The Maggie Flanigan Studio and guest lectures at NYU. For more info go to: www.LiannaNielsen.com.
Follow Liana on Instagram: @liannanielsen
Colleen Davie Janes
Colleen Davie Janes is a multi-award-winning filmmaker. Upon graduating from Boston University, followed by a Sanford Meisner conservatory, Colleen began working in film and television on the production side with such directors as Oliver Stone, Sydney Pollack and Brian DePalma, as well as in commercials/MV with M. Knight Shyamalan and Hype Williams, all the while developing her own content. As an actress, her films have won audience choice awards and best narrative short. As a director and writer, Colleen was honored by SHOOT Magazine at the DGA as a "Director to Watch". In 2019 Colleen was attached to direct the pilot episode of How Am I Doing in New York City as well a mafia-style pilot in 2019. She has one feature in pre-production in Ireland with Deadpan Pictures, and another feature in development, as well as a dramatic limited series through her company November Entertainment.
Follow Colleen on Instagram: @lights_camera_colleen
Erin Roth is a Registered Rodenburg Teacher trained by master voice and Shakespeare teacher Patsy Rodenburg - one of only 27 people in the world certified by Patsy Rodenburg to teach her method. Erin is also an actor, writer, director and producer. She has a varied acting career from which she draws experience for her teaching and coaching: Williamstown Theater Festival, The Flea Theater, national commercials, and an Indie TV Pilot which she co-wrote and produced called Giant Support. As a producer, Erin’s projects have been accepted at festivals both at home and abroad, including the Raindance Film Festival in London, and most recently iTVFest - which IndieWire calls the "Sundance of Independent Television." Erin also co-produced and appeared on stage in the Santa Fe Theatre Festival. Upcoming projects include Older Brothers, a neuro-inclusive short film that she is producing and directing. Erin also has several features in development, including two inspired by Shakespeare’s plays.
Follow Erin on Instagram: @erinelroth
Marina Catalán is a Chilean-American actor who has appeared in a variety of productions in the South Florida area, including soap operas produced by Telemundo Networks, commercials, infomercials, plays, voiceovers and dubbing. Since moving to NY in 2016, she has been working in commercials, print, audio description for Netflix, voice overs and some theater. For more information, please visit her official website: www.marinacatalan.com
Follow Marina on Instagram: @marina_catalan