LIDA MARIA BENSON - AEA, - SAG-AFTRA Eligible

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Bilingual Ukrainian-American Actor | www.LIDABENSON.com

“Benson is marvelous.” — The Washington Post

FILM

MASS GENERAL BRIGHAM

LEAD (bright, naive researcher)

d. Jeff Hall

GHOST JAR

LEAD (embarrassed, high stakes bff)

d. Taylor Gregory

MAMMALIAN DIVING REFLEX

FEATURED (gossipy, undergrad party girl)

d. Caroline Prager Conrad

DEEP GOAT

LEAD

d. Ben Duff

NEW MEDIA

W/O HER

LEAD

Leunig Productions

NEW YORK THEATER (SELECT)

NOTES FROM THE BASEMENT*

LEAD (Charlotte)

Center at West Park

FOREVER DOG THURSDAYS

LEAD (Detective Oak)

The PIT

SAKUNTALA... RING OF RECOLLECTION

LEAD (The Director)*

Columbia U. | Sylvia Khoury

PARK BEAUTIFICATION

LEAD (Audrey)*

Columbia U. | Sylvia Khoury

*Originated World Premiere Production

REGIONAL THEATER (SELECT)

JOHN PROCTOR IS THE VILLAIN (Upcoming - Spring 2022)

LEAD (Miss Gallagher)

Studio Theatre | Marti Lyons

THE ASSEMBLY (x2)

LEAD (Jill)*

Porte Parole (Montréal, CAN)

BOY

LEAD (Jenny)

Keegan Theatre

DOG SEES GOD

FEATURED (Van's Sister)

Prologue Theatre

TRIBES

LEAD (Ruth)

Vermont Stage Company

WHAT EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW

LEAD (Joan)

Forum Theatre

DRY LAND

SUPPORTING (Swimmer)

Forum Theatre | Amber McGinnis

SEMINAR

LEAD (Kate)

Middlebury Actors Workshop

IN THIS HOPE: A PERICLES PROJECT

LEAD (Marina)*

The Welders

THE THREE MUSKETEERS

SUPPORTING (Queen Anne)

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

MENU TASTING

SUPPORTING (Rotem)

Theater J

IN CABARET WE TRUST

ENSEMBLE (Featured Dancer)

TBD Immersive

*Originated World Premiere Production

WORLD PREMIERE WORKSHOPS (SELECT)

ENLIGHTENMENT

LEAD (Chastity)

Arena Stage | Theresa Rebeck

SHELTER

LEAD (Sheila)

Arena Stage | Tara Moses

RIVER ROUGE

SUPPORTING (Maria DeBlasio)

The Kennedy Center

CHERRY POP BOWLING

SUPPORTING (Bridget)

The Kennedy Center

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

LEAD (The Child)

The Kennedy Center

FLOOD CITY

LEAD (Stacey)

Theater Alliance

SKETCH COMEDY

DRAW ME LIKE ONE OF YOUR FRENCH GIRLS

LEAD (Hermione)

The PIT

CHITTENANGO

LEAD (uptight, needy theater girl)

Main St. Landing

REST IN PEACE, NORMA JEAN

LEAD (swinging, stalking divorcee)

The Off-Center

COMMERCIAL (AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)

Multiple campaigns in national & regional markets

TRAINING

Juilliard Drama Division Masterclasses

Acting

Richard Feldman, Rebecca Guy

Voice

Kate Wilson, Deb Hecht,

Deb Lapidus

Movement

Moni Yakim, Orlando Pabotoy,

Jesse J. Perez

The Studio | NY Conservatory

Scene Study (Advanced, Ongoing)

Jayd McCarty

Script Analysis (Advanced, Ongoing)

Jayd McCarty

Voice

Ilse Pfeifer, Doug Chapman

Movement & Lucid Body

Thiago Felix, Felix Ivanov

Clown

Lucas Caleb Rooney

Heidi Marshall Studios

On-Camera

Heidi Marshall, Athena Colon

Kimball Studios

On-Camera

Hannah Jane McMurray

BGB Studios

On-Camera

Corey Parker, Sydney Walsh

Monologue Class NYC

Monologues

Keira Naughton,

Amanda Charlton

Brian McManamon Studios

Scene Study

Brian McManamon

Voice

Louis Colaianni

Washington Improv Theater

Improv (Levels 1-2)

Various

Theater MITU

Movement & Devising

Ruben Polendo, Justin Nestor

Center for Movement Theater

Clown & Physicality

Dody DiSanto

Synetic Theater

Movement

Irina Tsikurishvili

Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Company

Company Member

Roma Pryma Bohachevsky,

Orlando Pagan, Stefan Calka,

Ania Bohachevsky-Lonkevych

EDUCATION

University of Vermont

B.A. Theatre w/ Honors

MarkAlan Gordon, Gregory Ramos

Barnard College, Columbia University

B.A. Theatre (Transferred)

Charise Green, Rob Bundy

Vivacious, grounded, cheeky — and fluent in Ukrainian! Think Florence Pugh, Gillian Jacobs, and Kaley Cuoco's sister. Professional "Ukie" folk dancer and choreographer. 5+ years medical education training. The Washington Post glows, “Benson is marvelous [and] has presence to spare,” DC Metro Arts exclaims, “Lida Maria Benson is a force,” and Vermont's Seven Days reviews, “Benson has a magnetic presence." Fully vaccinated. LA BASED. NEW YORK, ATLANTA, & RICHMOND/WASHINGTON DC LOCAL HIRE.

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 5'6"

Weight: 150 lbs

Eyes: Green

Hair Color: Brown

Hair Length: Long

 

1.FLUENT UKRAINIAN, 2.READING CYRILLIC, 3.UKRAINIAN FOLK DANCE, 4.UKRAINIAN FOLK SING., Event Hosting, Film Festival Mgmt., Great with Children, Indoor Cycling Instr., Medical Instruction, Public Speaking, Puppetry, Quick with Choreo., SCRIPTED RUSSIAN, Sketch Comedy, Talkback Q&A Mod., Veterinary Assistant, Combat - Stage, Cycling, Equestrian - General, Fishing, Hula Hoop, Jump Rope, Running - General, Scuba Diver, Scuba Diving, Segway, Shooting - Revolver/Automatic, Shooting - Rifle, Shooting - Skeet/Trap, Snorkeling, Snow Skiing - General, Soccer, Swimming - ability - general, Yoga, Comedian, Dance Ballet, Dance Ballroom, Dance Jazz, Dance Modern, Dance Swing, Dance Tap, Dancer, Ear Prompter, Firearms, Host, Improvisation, Licensed Driver, Medical Equip., Modeling, Singer, Teleprompter, Vocal Range: Alto, Voiceover, Australian Accent, British - BBC English Accent, Eastern European Accent, German Accent, Russian Accent, Scottish Accent