At the age of ten, Sylvia was cast as the Widow Douglas in a children's theatre production of Tom Sawyer. After she stopped weeping over failing to land the part of Becky Thatcher, Sylvia discovered the fantastic bonanza that comes with character roles. She also never forgot the electric excitement pulsing through the cast as each child waited to step on stage for the first time.
Many years have passed since that long ago debut, but nothing has diminished Sylvia's love of theatre. After earning a BFA in Theatre (High Honors) and M.Ed. in English Education from the University of Florida, Sylvia relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where she continued to appear on stage at a variety of theatres. Additionally, she taught classes and directed plays of all genres for the Shiloh High School Theatre Department (a.k.a. Shiloh Onstage) in Snellville, Georgia.
Sylvia directed her own play, Prom Night, for Shiloh Onstage in 2006. She is thrilled the play won Second Place in the 2008 Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Marilyn Hall Playwriting for Youth Competition. If you have any questions for her, please do not hesitate to ask!
In 2019, Sylvia was honored at the Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Awards with the Moira Thornett Director’s Award for her unique direction of Sylvia
by A. R. Gurney. The show won eight other MAT Awards as well. She continues to act and is represented by the Jana VanDyke Agency in Atlanta, Georgia. http://www.jvagency.com