Whitney Wegman-Wood

Philosophy of Acting

I believe an actor’s purpose is to serve the performance through clear articulation of intention through a holistic use of the actor’s instrument. An actor must develop an understanding of their own process by utilizing a multitude of acting techniques that incorporating body, voice, and character analysis. As the actor grows and becomes more experienced, this process should be frequently modified by re-evaluation of methods and approach. Each new character should cause the actor to question their current process, does it best serve the needs of that performance or are adjustments required. This may mean investigating a character in a new way by using a different acting technique. Having a multitude of techniques to rely upon provides the actor with the ability to find more new and nuanced choices to use in a performance.

Thus, I believe it is imperative for an actor to make learning a life-long goal. Continued training can deepen one’s understanding of the craft, as well as, expand the creative tools at the actor’s disposal.


​​​​​​​​Whitney Wegman-Wood

Memoir Writers Showcase - Carrie/ Cherie - Jocelyn Hough/ Writer’s Ink

Every Tongue Confess - Bernadette - Theresa Davis/ Caplin Theater

Crazy for You - Mrs. Child - Robert Chapel/ Culbreth Theater

You Can’t Take It With You - Gay Wellington - JP Scheidler/ Caplin Theater

Love’s Labour’s Lost - Multiple Characters - Colleen Kelly/ American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse

Rhinoceros - Mrs. Boeuf/ Grocers Wife - Marianne Kubik/ Helms Theater

Romeo and Juliet - Apothecary - Brantley Dunaway/ Culbreth Theater

Vinegar Tom - Susan - John Vreeke/ Helms Theater

Gross Indecency - Multiple Roles - Colleen Kelly/ American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse

The Dead Guy - Christy Moline - David Klein/ OnStage Atlanta

One Beer - Mary - Allan Dodson/ Onionman Productions

Blue Confessions - Stephanie - William Christie/ Equity Showcase

West Side Story - Anybodys - Gene Mackey/ Goppert Theater

A Piece of My Heart - Sugar Candy/ Hippy - Char Gould/ Goppert Theater

Tom Sawyer - Becky Thatcher - Gene Mackey/ TYA

Kiss Me Kate - Ralph - Gene Mackey/ Goppert Theater

Uncommon Women and Others - Rita - Jinni Pike/ Helms Theater

As You Like It - Phebe - Robert Foulk/ Goppert Theater

The Princess and the Pea - Princess - Gene Mackey/ TYA Tour

Picasso at the Lapin Agile - Muse - Robert Foulk/ Goppert Theater

Trojan Women - Polyxena - Danon Park/ Goppert Theater

For the Love of Noodles- Lead- Pollen Path Entertainment

Carbon- Lead- Raul Urreola/ Urreola Film

Fruit Flies- Lead- Benjamin T. Wilson/ A Debora Maité Bottino Film Production

Discontinuance - Lead - Leon Behar/ Intellexual Entertainment

Bittersweet Fortune - Lead - David Dawson/ Intellexual Entertainment

Valhalla - Lead - Raul Urreola/ Urreola Film

Merry X-Mas - Lead - Jake Byrd/ The Benchwarmers

Gulag Barashevo - Lead - Michael Kingsbury/ Cetic Films

The Door - Lead - JR Reed/ Bouncing Ferret Prod.

Table for Three - Lead - Ben Meade/ ACDP

Love Derailed - Lead - Ben Meade/ ACDP

Ambient - Lead - David Gavin/ Happenstance Prod.

The Evil Rises- Supporting- Daniel Florenzano/ Florenzano Film

In Situ- Supporting - David dawson/ Intellexual Entertainment

Bad TV - Supporting - Nicole Chakeris/ MOB Productions

Spaz - Supporting - Jack Berkely/ Adrenaline Films

Thesis - Supporting - Chance White/ White Flame Studios

Preparation for Gender Transformation - Supporting - David Matheny/ ACDP

The Mentors - Supporting - Jeremy Goldstein/ Adrenaline Films

Gray Sun - Featured - Kyle Spain/ Whitestone Motion Pictures

Make Me Over - Featured  - Nykki Milton/ Milton Productions

Nobody Gets Out Alive - Featured - Arsen Kharatyan/ Manifold Films

Earthwork - Extra - Brad Roszell/ Hometown Collaborations

Curry School of Education - Principal - Curry in House

Smarter Comics - Principal - White Flame Studios

UVA Bookstore - Supporting - Mondo Projects

Hallmark - Featured - Hallmark

Hotels.com - Extra - Producers Direct

Suite 28 (Pilot) - Series Regular - Uforic Productions

Meet the Browns - Featured - Tyler Perry Studios

The Vampire Diaries - Extra - Bonanza Productions

The Game - Extra - Happy Camper Productions

New Media
The Golden Age - Lead - Urreola Film

Typecast - Featured - A4DTV Production

The Skinner Project - Featured - 2AMB Production

Quick Cash - Extra - Obliquity HD

AMC - Extra - Outpost Productions

Keep It Up - Nurse - Come Up Entertainment


Voice Over
Curry School of Education - Narrator - In House Curry School

La Pucelle - Joan of Arc - Nicole Esquibel


Off The Cobb Improv Troop - Self - Kelly Cody-Grimm

Live Arts Improv - Self - Joel Jones


Scheherazade - Figure Model - Mike Sizemore

Downward Facing Dog - Figure Model - Mike Sizemore

Women In Aprons - Calendar Model - Clif Hall


MFA Acting - University of Virginia

BFA Acting - Avila University
BFA Technical Theater - Avila University

Film Minor - Avila University
Dance Minor - Avila University
Music Minor - Avila University

Acting - Shannon Eubanks/ Chez Studios

Acting for the Camera - Richard Futch

Acting for the Camera - Alfa Tyler

Acting: Commercial - Vicki Goggin

Commedia Dell’Arte - Dell’Arte International
Clown - Dodi DiSanto/ The Movement Center
Alexander Technique - Theresa Davis

Stage Movement/ Stage Combat - Marianne Kubik
Stage Movement/ Stage Combat - Bill Warren

Voice for the Stage - Kate Burke
Vocal Performance: Singing - Denise Knowleton
Vocal Performance: Singing - David Vandermeer

Dance - Vicki Strauder
Dance - Ursula's School of Dance

Special Skills
Horsemanship, Fencing, Archery, SAFD Cert. Rapier/ Dagger, SAFD Cert. Unarmed, Accents- RP, Cockney, Russian, Plantation/ Rural Southern, New York, French, German, Irish, Aerial Silks