April Sigman-Marx is a neurodivergent, multi-regional actor, director, writer, and educator with a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance, an MFA in Acting & Performance Pedagogy and a teacher training certificate from MICHA: The Michael Chekhov Association. Additionally, she is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, the Dramatists Guild, Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) and Theatre for Young Audiences USA (TYA-USA.)
Fervent about individualized performance education, particularly amongst emerging artists—April formed youth performing arts academy & theatre company, Take the Stage Productions (2012 - 2019), taught Acting and Musical Theatre at California State University, Long Beach (2016 - 2019) and is a Founding Artistic Director of performance training program & Theatre Company, Thumbprint Studios (2020 - Present)
Specializing in new work development, April has created/ written, directed, produced and performed in several solo shows, web series, virtual productions, films & plays --Many of which focus on social justice issues. She is a strong believer in creating the work you are interested in verses waiting for someone to give you permission to create.
April creates to share the stories and characters swirling around inside of her, connect to her fellow humans, widen perspectives, delight and inspire.
Woman's Theatre Festival Conference presentation
Topic: Pedagogy of Empowerment
Panelist: April Sigman-Marx, Jaina Alexander & Victoria Melkonyan
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference presentation
Topic: Keep it Local: Re-Centering the Arts Around the Community
Panelist: April Sigman-Marx, Jenny Lamb, David Kersnar, Peter Friedrich
Prints Unedited podcast
Co-Host: April Sigman-Marx
Available anywhere you listen to podcasts
Shoutout LA interview
July 12, 2021