FORGING A NEW PATH - FOLLOWING THE CALL! February 2017

February 22, 2017
It is so exciting to be looking at 2017 and the future with fresh eyes.  Like all pivotal moments, this recent revelation has been a work in progress, on the back burner for a long time.  This year, I will begin training to become a certified "Life-Cycle Celebrant". Similar to the duties of an ordained minister but much more inclusive and flexible, I will begin to serve God and our world more directly with all my treasured gifts.  I am looking forward to this New Career.  Stay tuned,  because soon this Website will transform profoundly in keeping with my own current transformation.  In the meantime, I am happily keeping my toes in the fields of Theatre and Film Performance. 
 

2016: Paving New Paths

February 17, 2016
After forty years of marriage, I reluctantly find that I must carve a new life...a different life after the loss of my sweet husband in 2015. I can now add writer and caregiver to my resume. They say you must wait a year to benefit from any glimpses of hindsight...so I am not sure where I am heading. But I know I am still here for a reason. Film? Media? Shakespeare? Publishing? Teaching? Preaching? Big doors have closed and are closing...while many new doors and windows of opportunity are fli...
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Paving Paths in NYC...The Next Step!

March 4, 2015
February 2015 brought an exciting opportunity to mount an AEA Staged reading of the new play" Sheila and Angelo" by Nick Raio at the Dramatists Guild on Broadway. I played the role of Becky in this contemporary comedy on life as aging swingers. This experience provided valuable connections and an important exposure to Theatre performance in NYC...the Next Step!  Stay tuned for more news on the "Next Step!"
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2015 BANNER YEAR!!

January 2, 2015
LOOK OUT 2015!!  Amazing opportunities are on the horizon for this Magical 2015 year!!  Stay tuned for a year filled with Shakespeare, Film/Commercial, Musical Theatre, cutting edge straight theatre with fabulous Equity Companies!!
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Swimming in New Equity Waters - Summer 2014

June 28, 2014
What an interesting right angle I have taken...joining the highly-respected AEA Union!  So many new doors have opened as I swim in these new Equity waters, auditioning next to Broadway Veterans and award-winning performers! I am honored and excited for what is to come.  Wonderful opportunities are pouring in to audition for roles I have always dreamed of playing. Already, I can proudly share that I will be returning this Fall play to the Wicked Witch of the West/Miss Gultch in The Wizard of O...
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SUMMER ADVENTURES IN FILM 2014!

May 23, 2014
I am excited to begin delving into the principal role of SUSAN in an as yet untitled union film in the Boston area!  More info to come...but June proves to be a busy month with this exciting new project
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April 2014

April 11, 2014
"Nothing Happens that God doesn't have a Reason For!  He tries to teach us things.  He tries to reach down and shake out of our ignorance. He doesn't Tell you what it is...you just have to learn it!  But God knows. HE has his reasons...and I'm not Upset. " Ruth from MARVIN'S ROOM
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Forging Forward in 2014-Gone Equity!

March 30, 2014
Exciting events have evolved in this early part of 2014.  A series of lovely performance opportunities all fell into my lap at one time, but one company in that deluge made me an offer I couldn't refuse...and that was my Equity Contract to play Ruth in Marvin's Room with the Saco River Company in Bar Mills, Maine. I am now a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association.  I feel like I am on the final stretch heading toward my long-term goals and dreams and maybe with a concerted plunge of e...
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Back From "Arsenic & Old Lace" at Round Barn Theatre 2013

December 27, 2013
Closing down 2013 with a wildly funny and inspiring experience with Round Barn Theatre!  This past year has truly been prosperous and full of amazing life changes.  I am now officially and proudly from Maine! Looking forward to the exciting adventures around the bend for 2014. 
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Miss Marple at Tea in A Murder Is Announced

September 28, 2013
Another Sweet and Fiesty Old Lady!
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Bio


Dr. Pamela D. Chabora currently serves as a performer and master teacher with a focus in performance training at Theatre West Virginia and Mountain State University, teaching acting, voice, movement, musical theatre, stage combat and the business of acting. She also serves as coordinator for the Professional Training Program for Interns at Theatre West Virginia. In her twenty–eight years as a specialist in actor training, she has worked at the University of New Hampshire, Susquehanna University, University of Toledo, University of Maine at Fort Kent, and North Dakota State University. In 2004, Chabora was selected as NDSTA’s North Dakota Creative Artist of the Year. She has received eight separate ACTF Meritorious awards from the American College Theatre Festival for Directorial Concept and Ensemble work and was nominated for the Moss Hart award for Children’s Theatre. In addition, Chabora has maintained a parallel career in professional theatre as an actress, singer, and director and choreographer. Her theatrical credits range from Juliet in Star-Crossed Lovers in NYC to Miss Julie from Strindberg’s Miss Julie. In recent years, she portrayed Amanda in The Glass Menagerie at the Tin Roof Theatre, in N.D. and she has served as a company member at Stephen Foster, the musical in KY, portraying Eulalie Shinn in The Music Man, Miss Lynch in Grease, Mrs. Mattie McDowell and Eliza Foster in The Stephen Foster Story. Chabora is currently in her third season with Theatre West Virginia, playing the roles of Sarah McCoy in Hatfields and McCoys, Delia Morgan in Honey On The Rock, Mrs. Mayor in Seussical, and the Evil Stepmother in Cinderella. Chabora also recently worked and trained with Cirque Du Soleil as a Human Personage (Cirque Clown) in Las Vegas. Chabora maintains a high profile in national and international theatre organizations. In addition to serving as chief officer for the Acting Program of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education and Mid-west Representative for the Association of Theatre Movement Educators, Chabora has served for five years as editor for THE BEAT, a publication of the Acting Program addressing cutting edge training techniques for actors. As a certified trainer and practitioner of both the Lessac Voice/Movement System and of the Alba Emoting technique, Chabora continues to research the application of neuropsychology to self–use training for actors. Her article “Emotion Training and the Mind/body Connection: Alba Emoting and the Method” can be found in The Method Reconsidered. Chabora was invited to New York to study as a Master Teacher of Acting at the Actor’s Center with Olympia Dukakis, Slava Doglachev from the Moscow Art Theatre, and Rob Clare from the Royal Shakespeare Company. Chabora’s most recent performance venture has been her portrayal of Emily Dickinson in the one woman show, The Belle Of Amherst which has toured nationally for the past six Years, and will now tour with Theatre West Virginia. See http//:emilydickinson.us for more info.

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