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Biography

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** Robyne’s Humane Society commercial garnered a coveted ADDY award at the Pittsburgh Advertising Federations’ 2011 annual event. See the spot.

** Nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette for her performance in Mouth to Mouth.

Ms. Parrish was accepted into and participated in several prestigious arts programs throughout her early education including the Tri-District Arts Consortium in SC and the SC Govenors School of the Arts. She was also awarded Superior in Acting from the South Eastern Theatre Conference in 1990.

Ms. Parrish began her professional actor's training at the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drama. NCSA is ranked one of the top acting conservatories in the nation. At NCSA, Ms. Parrish received extensive classical training including voice and speech work with an emphasis on alignment, mask and movement, both the Meisner and Stanislovski Techniques, and Shakespeare. She has been trained by some of the best teachers in the nation, including world renowned director and NCSA Dean, Gerald Freedman, Cigdem Onat, and Broadway dance legend, Molly Murray. While at school, Ms. Parrish played "The Bakers Wife" in Into the Woods, "Beatrice" in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds and "Natasha" in Rough Crossing (a role she reprised recently at Maine Public Theatre). After graduating, she returned to NC to play the role of "Angharad" in the musical version of the novel "How Green Was My Valley" entitled A Time for Singing, written by Gerald Freedman and John Morris.

In New York, Ms. Parrish spent many years in the on, off and off-off Broadway scene as well as regionally and in national tours. In the summer of 2000, Ms. Parrish had the great fortune of studying with Patsy Rodenburg and Ian McKellen at the Royal National Theatre in London.

Ms. Parrish spent three years as a Graduate Fellow Candidate at the prestigious Conservatory for the Performing Arts (COPA) at Point Park University in the MFA in Theatre Performance and Pedagogy Program. In addition, Ms. Parrish completed an MA degree in Psychology August, 2009. She taught Stanislavsky, Mask and Audition technique at Children’s Theatre Charlotte where she also Directed a summer show. Parrish currently teaches ACTING, VOICE FOR PERFORMANCE, THEATRE APPRECIATION and CHILDRNE’S THEATRE at Fayetteville College. In 2012, Parrish took the position of Artistic Director of the Gilbert Theatre in Fayetteville NC where she remained for five seasons. Parrish continues her personal study at Double Edge Theatre in MA/Stanislavsky Active Analysis with Cotter Smith. She now splits her time between NYC and Pittsburgh freelancing as an actor/director. She continues her career as an educator, teaching on line theatre arts classes at the collegiate level.