Monica Reviewed

"As Thomasina Coverly, Monica Ammerman brings a masterful mix of teenage intensity, curiosity, and spontaneity as she also displays believable depth of intellect beyond her years. Ms. Ammerman's Thomasina approaches a sexually aware 17 with heightened sensuality while at the same time she commands with ease Stoppard's script full of physics and calculus hypotheses about heat transfer and the chaos of the universe."

—Eddie Reynolds, Talkin’ Broadway

"The actors’ chemistry is palpable – especially between Robert Sean Campbell (as Septimus Hodge) and Monica Ammerman (Thomasina Coverly). "

-Zoe Morgan, Los Altos Town Crier

"The utterly delightful Monica Ammerman as the precocious schoolgirl Thomasina Coverly."

—Joanne Englehardt, San Jose Mercury News

"Ammerman is intense, as an adolescent on the cusp of “adult” understanding might be. She’s also playing a prodigy quite convincingly."

—Ande Jacobson, A Good Reed Review

In the two years following my graduation from University of California at Davis, where I received my BA in Theater and Political Science (2013,) I acted in the Bay Area doing everything I could get my hands on. From world premiers to classic texts, teaching and directing youth theater, doing a school tour of As You Like It with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, acting as casting intern for the California Shakespeare Festival, and performing in numerous independent films--I was constantly busy and loving the work I was creating.

I am in love with projects that work with, instead of against, the challenges and joys of live performance, tell stories that don't shy away from the uncomfortable truths of humanity, and explore things like physical instincts or the complexity of language. I am also fascinated by the mystery of unspoken communication. Film and television intrigue me in that they provide an intimacy without proximity, and I am finding the interrupted character arc an actor must provide throughout the filming process to be an exciting challenge. I am currently seeking representation.

So, this is me! On my path to fearlessness, acting because it makes me feel alive, and hoping to awaken the love of life in others with my art.

I started my acting journey with CVDAA many eons ago in the 8th grade production of "The Angels Are Coming." Since then I've been in a number of CVDAA productions and have directed "Rumors", "Hoodie/Hairball" "The A Train Plays" and "Please, Silence Your Cell Phones Now". I have also taught with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and St. Vincent de Paul Grammar School in San Francisco. I value the mentorship I have had from Mr. Lushington through the years and in October of 2015, I made the move to NYC and am continuing the pursuit of my acting dreams. 


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Contact Details

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Castro Valley Dramatic Arts Academy

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