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Audio file of this text (mp3 format, 2.4 megabytes). Hello, my name is Bruce Nelson and I have worked and lived in the DC-Baltimore area since 1973, acting professionally for 20 years. Currently I live in Columbia, Maryland where I have been teaching classes in acting and comedy/improvisation at Howard Community College for five years. Some of my favorite acting roles have included: Teddy in Faith Healer, John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Lady Enid in The Mystery of Irma Vep, Hale in The Crucible and Kurt in Watch on the Rhine. I have had the pleasure of being nominated for the Helen Hayes Award four times and I continue to be overwhelmed and deeply impressed by the level of theatrical talent my hometown has to offer. I owe who I am not only to my family and friends but also to the acting program at Towson University. I graduated from TU in 1988 and I consider those college years to be the most formative and growth-filled in my life. It was there that I came into my own as a person and as a performer and proudly I continue this process today. Since 1998 I have had the unique honor to work at the studios of the Library of Congress recording books for the blind and physically handicapped. In 2002 I was awarded the Torgi Literary Award by the Canadia National Institute for the Blind for the book: As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl by John Colapinto. Recently my life has taken a turn in a different yet familiar direction. In January 2004 I will begin masters work at the Tai Sophia Institute in Columbia, Maryland in Applied Healing Arts. With this degree I hope to merge my teaching and performance careers into a new and unique career helping to empower people to live more fully.
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Posted on 2010-10-22