photo by Bob Kelly


Stage / Televison / Production Credits

The Naples Players’Roles

Dottie-Good People; Myra-Regrets Only; Faye Nettles–The Sugar Bean Sisters, Hattie–The Women of Lockerbie; Vivian Bearing–Wit; Ruth–Collected Stories; Adele–Virgin Tears on Wyoming Avenue; Marjorie–Tale of the Allergist's Wife; Maureen–The Beauty Queen of Leenane,

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From Collected Stories
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From Allergist’s Wife

Ellen–The Waverly Gallery, Ruth–Later Life; Gin Hester–Terror by Gaslight; Titania–A Midsummer Night's Dream; Helga–Death Trap; Madame Rosepettle–Oh Dad, Poor Dad...; Pfeni–The Sisters Rosensweig; Poppy–Noises Off; Swift–All in the Timing/Words, Words, Words

Miscellaneous Productions/Roles
Vera-4000 Miles; Loretta–Tony & Tina's Wedding; Howard Wood Children's Theater-Various Roles; B–Three Tall Women; Alexa Vere de Vere–As Bees in Honey Drown; Cast member–WOW Improv; Dorothy–Death-Defying Acts/Hotline,Various roles–Murder Mystery Train
Directing Credits
The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, United Arts Council Renaissance Faire; Who Am I This Time?, Naples Players Theatre Guild - Broadway on Fifth; In Search of a Theatre, Collier County Museum Old Florida Festival; When the Whistle Blows..., Naples Depot Anniversary Celebration.
Script Writing
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From In Search of a Theatre
Twinkle, Twinkle, three-act comedy about frustrated actors; In Search of a Theatre, one-act comedy of a lost, traveling theater troupe (2nd place winner in the Great Hurricane Playwriting Contest); When the Whistle Blows...,one-act docu-comedy about the arrival of the first train in Naples; AIDS: Personally Speaking, one-act drama about teenagers and AIDS

Video Acting/Production

Field Producer for Makers, Arts Edition Prime Time , Connect! and other productions for WGCU Public Media

Commercial for end of life care through AVOW Hospice :

The Family Way

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From The Shadow Chaser by Dylan Birtolo

My younger son, Dylan, followed in my footsteps and discovered the joy of writing. In addition to being an author, he's a computer whiz, a martial arts instructor and a really neat person. You can find out more about him and his fantasy-adventure novel, The Shadow Chaser, and its stand-alone sequel, The Bringer of War and the soon-to-be-released final book in the trilogy by going to

My older son, Jacy Birtolo, is more passionate about food than words, but he's nevertheless decided to combine them both in his Food 'n' Things blog. He shares yummy recipes and odds and ends. Check it out at