"Her many sexual scenes (including a lewd moment of self-love) are downright inspiring to watch as this seasoned actress plies her trade with very risky material."

-Ricky Spears, InTheater

Paula Ewin is a Founding Member, Board Associate and long time player in the acting ensemble of 29th Street Rep, where she has created leading roles in over 23 New York and world premiere productions. Playwright Bill Nave has written numerous characters with her specifically in mind, all directed by Vera Beren. Favorite roles include the epic NECKTIE BREAKFAST, in which she portrayed a charming Southern Belle menaced by her abusive KKK husband in Depression era Kentucky, and the award winning VISITING OLIVER, in which she transformed herself into a cancer ridden mother visiting the brain damaged son she institutionalized as a child. (Need a moment? Okay.)

(Ready? Here we go again.) A magically versatile actor, Paula's other character sketches include Naomi, the coked up, alcoholic lounge singer lost on the outskirts of Atlantic City in WITH SPIRIT AND WITH FIRE, Harriet, a hotshot photojournalist in BIBLE BURLESQUE opposite Edward Norton, multiple roles in Judith Thompson's LION AND THE STREETS, Charles Bukowski's SOUTH OF NO NORTH, the flamboyant British pornographic filmmaker, Miss Fontaine, in Anthony Neilson's controversial play, THE CENSOR and Nora, a brassy Irish mother in war-torn Belfast, in Rona Munro's BOLD GIRLS.

Paula has appeared regularly Off-Broadway at the Harold Clurman, Triangle and Actor and Director's theaters and in numerous regional and stock theaters across the USA. She also has worked regularly in television (As the World Turns, Guiding Light), news (as a correspondent for both ABC and CBS News Training) and in on-camera and live business theater. A graduate of the William Esper studio in New York, she holds a B.A. in Theater from Rhode Island College. She is the recipient of an OOBR award for her performance in NIGHT OF NAVE, the ACTF Irene Ryan Award for Excellence in Acting, and is listed in Who's Who in American Women and Theater World. In her free time (hard to believe, huh?), Paula is producing and co-directing a video documentary about the realist painter Sylvia Sleigh, entitled Look Here! A Portrait of Sylvia Sleigh and (and!) has recorded a jazz CD entitled Something's Gotta Give.

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