April Sweeney is an actor and theater maker originally from Dallas, Texas. She holds a bachelor of fine arts in acting from Marymount Manhattan College and a master of fine arts in acting from Columbia University. She has performed internationally in theaters and festivals in Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Colombia, France, Ireland, Hungary, and the United Kingdom. In the United States she has performed in regional theater, a national tour, off-Broadway and downtown New York theater over the past decade.
Ms. Sweeney has taught a number of master classes and workshops throughout Bolivia and Argentina while in residency with Laboratorio Teatral Willaldea. Directing and writing credits include She, and the Empty Living Room
at the undergroundzero festival NYC, Atardecer 43,
Teatro Comunitaria Villa Traful, Argentina, A Short Play for 3 Spanish Speaking Actresses Stuck in a Cherry Orchard
and Contemplations on a 4 Minute Macbeth
at Laboratorio Teatral WILLALDEA (Buenos Aires), PMURT a performance lecture by Kevin Doyle, Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium.
At Colgate University Erin Courtney's Map of Virtue,
Federico León's 1500 Meter's Above Jack's Level
, and several TYA works PUNCHjudyJUDYpunch
, They Say Her Name is Alice, Wald, a wondertale
and an adaptation of Kate DiCamillio's Flora and Ulysses.
Projects in development include All in My Family
, Expanse of the Hudson River as Painted by Thomas Cole
(an adaptation of Djuna Barnes' first novel Ryder),
Paula Santamaria's La luz maligna
and a project based on the work of Manuel Puig.
- WITNESS (LONEtheater) by Matías Umpierrez, 2014 undergroundzero festival NYC
- FAR (LONEtheater) by Umpierrez, co-translated with Ben Mandell
2014 undergroundzero festival, NYC
-Distancia by Matías Umpierrez, co-translated with Patricia Masera
2013 FIBA and Teatro San Martín, Buenos Aires; 2014 Festival de Manizales, Columbia, 2017 FIA, San Juan Costa Rica
-1500 Meter's Above Jack's Level by Federico León, co-translated with Brenda Werth
Colgate University Theater production, 2010
- "The Flight of the Golden" Falcon by Anna Correa in "(Re)Positioning the Latina/o Americas: Theatrical Histories and Cartographies of Power,” edited by Jimmy A. Noriega and Analola Santana (forthcoming Southern Illinois University Press)
BFA, Marymount Manhattan College, 1995; MFA in Acting, Columbia University, 2000