April Sweeney 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, France, Ireland, Hungary, and the United Kingdom. In the United States she has performed in regional theater, national tours, off-Broadway and downtown New York theater over the past decade. She has also appeared in films screened at XI BAFICI, New York Film Anthology Archive’s New Directors Series, and the New York International Film and Video Festival.
Ms. Sweeney has taught a number of master classes, workshops, and studios 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, 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), and at Colgate University Federico León's 1500 Meter's Above Jack's Level
, The Magical Seahorse, Galaxy Spelunker of the Universe
, They Say Her Name is Alice
and Wald, a wondertale.
Projects in development include 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.