I'm Shondra Marie and I am a proud member of both #AEA and #SAGAFTRA and a lover of theatre/film/TV, but, that's not the only thing about me. I love to create. "Create" means so many different things. Of course, acting and singing are some ways that creativity occurs, but I also love all types of #needlework (cross-stitch, hardanger embroidery, sewing, machine embroidery - as well as a little beading, crocheting, quilting, and knitting thrown in there for good measure!). I am a DIYer, with projects ranging from painting every inch of our house (inside!) to decoupaging a file cabinet with a Van Gogh Tardis on it. Most of my DIY projects start with,"I have absolutely no idea how this is going to look," and normally end with, "Well, that's kinda cool." Somedays, I brush up on my piano and other days I journal. I'll even write poems (although I'm not great at signing or dating them. I really need to get better about that).
I've always driven a stick-shift until 2015 when we got our Ford Fusion Hybrid. Incredibly comfortable car - but, I still have to check myself when I unthinkingly want to "shift" gears! Todd and I now have 3 black kitties: Blackstrap, Licorice, & Velvet.
I am also a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, which came from becoming more passionate about #essentialoils and #naturalwellness. I've done this by learning more about taking care of myself, which includes working out with Beachbody, eating more veggies, drinking more and more water (which is pretty much all I drink anyway), and using more non-toxic cleaning supplies.
I'm always busy working in various part-time jobs. My main one is working in the Medical Center as a #StandardizedPatient at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Texas A&M Health Science Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital. At UTMC, I'm also a SPTA (Standardized Patient Teaching Associate), where I help 1st year students learn the proper technique for a total body exam. I do the same at Texas A&M as a PETA (Physical Exam Teaching Associate). I also do private coaching & tapings.
Life should be a #beautifuljourney. Come alongside me!
This summer, I am treading the boards once again as Sister Berthe in the A.D. Players' production of The Sound of Music. This will be my return to musical theatre since before the pandemic (we were originally supposed to do the show the summer of 2020 - and we all know how that went!)
I also had the incredible opportunity to record some songs with John Watt and the Gulf Coast 6. It was a blast to be in the studio creating something new and fresh. Each member of the group has a different background. John and Ray come from a rock background, Andrew and Daleton come from more of a jazz background, Tevon has played with a lot of big names, and I am from a musical theatre background. It was a great fusion of styles. Check out my Music page for some videos of our recording session!
Several years ago, I was interviewed by Joseph DeCross for his blog at http://lorddecross.hubpages.com. The link to our conversation is at: http://lorddecross.hubpages.com/hub/Actress-Shondra-Marie-Is-life-the-ultimate-acting-career
Films include Sacrifice, Angel of Mercy, Puncture, Sanitatum, With Dad, Pleadings, Catharsis, Letting Madison Go, The Ghosts on Hurdle Avenue. Theatre includes a stint in NY doing Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women (which I also performed for a 4 1/2 month run in Houston). I'm often onstage locally. Shows include Little Women: The Musical, The God Committee, The Glass Menagerie, Tomfoolery: the Words & Music of Tom Lehrer, Nunsense, Smoke on the Mountain, Sanders Family Christmas, The Pajama Game, See Rock City & Other Destinations, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
I've had the great fortunate to have studied and worked with amazing artists, including Stuart and Ann Ostrow, Jerry Bock, Sidney Berger, Del Shores, Deke Anderson, Jim Conlan, Todd Waite, Paul Hope, Jeannette Clift George, Mark York , Shelley Calene-Black, and Kim Tobin-Lehl. And, I have a valid passport and would love to travel!
I am currently represented by Linda McAlister Talent and Pastorini-Bosby Talent.