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May 31, 2020

In late March, I was sitting on my couch in NYC staring at the handle on the fridge door. Listen to my short story, Nothing's Happened, on the Zoomfest Theatrical Podcast on Spotify.


Nothing's Happened

Written by Brigitte Thieme-Burdette

Directed by Phoebe Brooks

Performed by Anita Abdinezhad 

Produced and released by Zoomfest Theatrical Podcast 

May 28, 2020

Click the link below for a collection of short scenes from my on-camera class with Columbia MFA Acting Head James Calleri - all done before COVID-19 sidelined in-person training:

December 4, 2019

I'm STOKED to be playing Coach in Spin by one of my favorite Columbia playwrights, Adam North. It's going to be wild. Come ride with us.


Spin by Adam North (Playwriting '21)

Directed by Jen Pitt (Directing '20)

A Second Year MFA Playwright Workshop Production under the mentorship of LYNN NOTTAGE and DAVID HENRY HWANG.


Friday, January 24, 2020 - 7:30PM

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 2:00PM

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 7:30PM

Click HERE for free tickets


Shapiro Theatre at Columbia University

615 W115th Street, New York, NY 10025


UPDATE 1/19/20: Friday and Saturday night are sold out, but if you email me or show up 30 minutes before the show, you'll likely get in off of the waitlist


Synopsis: It’s 6 a.m. and things are not going well. Set in an early morning cycling class, Spin follows a group of spinner...

November 13, 2019

Natasha in Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, in a new translation by Cordelia Lynn

Directed by Camille Hayes (Directing '21)

October 25-26th at Shapiro Theatre at Columbia University

August 2, 2019

Back to Toms River Shakespeare Festival! I last worked with TRSF two years ago in their inaugural season, playing Miranda in The Tempest.

I was lucky enough not only to be invited back, but to play Isabella twice this year - once at Columbia with 2nd Year Director Jonathan Seinen and now in New Jersey over the summer. What's more, two of my classmates, Julian Abelskamp and Anne Guadignino, came along for the ride as Angelo and Lucio. Justice Justice Justice Justice!

Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Lori Garrabrant

Toms River Shakespeare Festival

August 7-11, 2019

Huddy Park, Toms River, NJ

September 2, 2018

Well friends, I'm starting grad school! I was accepted to The Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University, University of Southern California and Columbia University; and was an alternate at NYU and the Old Globe. With more excitement than I can possibly express, I accepted a spot in Columbia University's MFA Acting Class of 2021! I'll be one of 18 actors studying with the legendary Ron Van Lieu (built NYU's Grad Acting program and is fresh off of 12 years at Yale Drama) and casting director extraordinaire James Calleri. Look out for updates on what I'm up to here and on my Instagram @brigittetbactor

March 19, 2018

As someone who has been through the MFA audition experience 4 times now, I figured I have some sort of expertise on the process. Especially since I've gotten into a couple of schools this year (decisions coming soon!).

On my new blog, I'll write all about my experiences over the past 4 years, what I've learned, and then will continue to write...about...actory...stuff...

Head on over to and let me know what you think!

February 21, 2018

Pride & Prejudice closed at the beginning of February, and since then I have been 100% focused on MFA auditions and callbacks. I traveled to Chicago and auditioned for 6 schools on one of my days off from P&P. I'll update soon with what happens, but for now, here are the results:


NYU: callback weekend!

USD/Old Globe: final day-of callback!

Columbia: callback weekend!

USC: callback weekend!

George Washington: audition (they don't do callbacks)

Brown: final day-of callback!

Yale: no callbacks

UCSD: no callbacks


This is the year folks, no doubt about it! While you're waiting, head over to the Gallery page to see some pics of me as Mary Bennet and Anne de Bourgh in Pride & Prejudice


December 26, 2017

I can't stop! No time to breathe this year! Next up, Pride and Prejudice at Virginia Stage Company. I will be playing Mary, the book-loving middle sister of the Bennet family. Oh I have such great plans for her... :D


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan

Directed by Tom Quaintance

Virginia Stage Company at The Wells Theatre

January 17th, 2018 - February 4th, 2018

Click here for tickets and more info


October 20, 2017

I am super pumped to announce that I will be understudying the role of Sri Lanka in a Vicuna and the American Epilogue, a new play by Jon Robin Baitz (Other Desert Cities), at Mosaic Theater Company in D.C.!


Make sure to check back here, on my Facebook or Instagram for the dates that I will be performing (that's right, I'll get to perform)!


It's the year of the understudy and (if you can't tell by the amount of exclamation marks I've been using) I'm loving it! 


Vicuna & The American Epilogue

an area and world premiere by Jon Robin Baitz

Directed by Robert Egan

November 1 - December 3, 2017

At the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lang Theatre


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