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Avril Cummins

Avril Cummins

Category:Actor, Dancer, Singer
Gender:Female
Race:White
Age:33
Age Group:31 to 35 years
Height:1.70m
Dress/Suit Size:36
Eye Colour:Green- Blue
Hair Colour:Blonde
Languages:English

2001 – 2003: National School of the Arts (Drama)
2004 – 2006 Rhodes University: BA in Drama (specialised in Choreography and Contemporary
Performance) and Linguistics
2010 – 2015 Causing a Scene Improv group – the aims of this group are to develop and refine
improvisational skills.
2017–current Musical Theatre training with Cathrine Hopkins
2017-current Capoeira training at Capoeira Valente Academy
2018 Children’s Theatre Workshop with Suzanne Osten

2016 Generations Prod: Mfundi Vundla Cameo: Nicole
2012 From Jozi to Kasi (pilot episode) Dir: Lucious Dosi Lead (Natasha)
2001 Soul Buddyz (1 episode) TOM Pictures Cameo

CHILDREN’S THEATRE
2018: Tales My Cat Told Me Dir: N/A Actress/Singer /Puppeteer/Writer
2017/18 The Cloud Catcher Dir: Richard Antrobus Actress
2017: Granny Susan Incredible II Dir: Toni Morkel Actress/Puppeteer/writer
(National Arts Festival (Grahamstown) – Fringe Festival)
(Hilton Arts Festival (Pietermaritzburg) – Main Festival)
Veronica’s Monster (musical) Dir: N/A Actress/Singer/Puppeteer/writer
2016: Chaos-mas! Dir: Ryan Dittmann Actress/Puppeteer/writer
The Magic in Me Dir: N/A Actress/Puppeteer/writer
Granny Susan Incredible I Dir: Toni Morkel Actress/writer
GENERAL THEATRE
2018 Village Tales Dir: Ryan Dittmann Actress / writer
2015/16/17 Bucket List Dir: Ryan Dittmann Actress/writer
2012 – present Causing a Scene improve troupe Dir: Toni Morkel Troupe member
2006 Expeditions to the Baobab Tree (devised) Dir: Heike Gehring (Rhodes) Ensemble/Singer
(National Arts Festival (Grahamstown) – Main Festival)
2005 For colored girls who have considered Dir: Heike Gehring Ensemble/Singer
suicide when the rainbow is enuf (Ntozake Shange) (Lady in Purple)
(Rhodes University Term 2 play; National Schools Festival 2005)
2004 Alice (devised) Dir: Alwynn Walsh (Rhodes) Lead (Alice)
2003 A Chorus Line (Hamlisch/Kleban) Dir: Yvette Hardie Supporting (Maggie)
2002 Reckless (Craig Lucas) Dir: Jennifer Aldridge Lead (Rachel)

PLAYS ON WHICH I HAVE CONSULTED
2011 Hats (Pieter Bosch-Botha) Dir: Pieter Bosch Botha Choreography consultant
2015 Lost in a Bluebell Wood (R. Bunyard) Dir: Karoly Pinter Sign language consultant
2016 Requiem for the Living (R. Bunyard) Dir: N/A Praise Singer coach
VOICE-OVERS
2016 Blind Designs advertisement Primedia Productions
2016 Spiralsoft extended audio guide Megaphone Media

Music: Singing (alto/mezzo-soprano); kit drumming; djembe drumming; sight-reading; musical
composition & song-writing
Puppets: Puppet making, puppet manipulation, devising of puppet shows
Dance: Modern, contemporary, hip-hop;
Performance: Improvisation; accents (almost any) and comic voice; physical theatre; caricature
Sports: Yoga; running; soccer; horse-riding; Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Art)
Interests / Hobbies / Certifications: Sign Language (ASL and SASL: basic fluency); cartooning;
copy-editing & proofreading; teaching; cooking