Devorah Lynne Dishington
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Devorah Lynne Dishington, raised mostly in Orange County, California, has been on the road since her meager beginnings, traversing all over the Western United States. Golden Brown eyes and once Auburn, now black, hair belied her true origins, she calling herself 'An American Mutt'. With her highest percentage being over 1/4 Chickasaw ( her Father Reservation born ) and more than 3/8 Cherokee (from both sides) with the rest being a wild, incalculable mix of Bohemian, Dutch, English, French, German, Iberian Peninsula, Irish, 1/64 Lebanese, Scottish, and Welsh bloodlines, as well as others including unknown Finnish / Russian held lands, plus a maternal 1800's African American line. A true melting - pot genetic background makes her appearance not wholly distinguishable ( with darker hair, no one knew what language to speak when she traveled to Istanbul, Türkiye ) and when coupled with her keen ear and true love of languages, allotting her ease to absorb accents and learn patois, allows her to play the widest character spectrum from vastly diverse backgrounds. countries, and ethnicities ( Amazon, English Isle Natives, German, Gypsy, French, Irish, Italian, Native American, Middle Eastern [ Northern Coastal Africa throughout the Arabian Peninsula to the Persian Gulf up into Afghanistan ], Scottish, Spanish, and Russian, as well as fantastical: Fairy, Vampire, and Zombie, to mention a few). After numerous years, she possesses ample experience working with various Casts; Crews; Directors; Instructors; Film, Music, and Stage Producers; and other professionals throughout the infinite spheres of the Entertainment Industry. Creativity, Movies, Music, and Writing have always been of monumental importance through every portion of her life, and she has spent her entire existence creating and learning acting, language, literature, music, and theatre, intensively observing: Character, Comedy, Directing, Drama, Film, Improv, On - Camera, Master Classes, Scene Studies, Stage Experience, and Writing. Before she could talk or walk, she frightened her family by singing with a scream right before the solo on the Castaways' " Liar, Liar " and, once walking, always stopped mid - step to bounce in time with Credence Clearwater Revival's " Down on the Corner ". No wonder, she ultimately became an AFM Union Bassist, Keyboardist, and Vocalist; turned Professional at the age of thirteen; dabbles some on Drums and Guitars, and loves listening to and performing: 40 - 90s; Blues; Classical and Opera; Folk; Funky Funk; Jazz; Metal; Musical Theatre; New Wave; Pop; Punk; Reggae; Rhythm and Blues; Rock 'n Roll; Show and Disney Tunes; some Country and Hip Hop; and 'Soul' with a Capital 'S'! She is a proud Electric Bassist with a String Endorsement Contract, Extensive Live & Studio Expertise, & Union Membership, who is also a professional Keyboardist and Pianist with Equipment and Stage and Studio Skills. While at junior college, she took extensive Sound Reinforcement classes and was a few classes away from an Engineer certificate, gaining experience Live and in the Studio running sound for Commencement Services, Classical and Jazz Performances, and Blues, Pop, R&B, and Rock Bands. Previous Band, Room 105, was nominated at the 2003 Orange County Music Awards for Best Blues Band; named one of the Best Fall 2003 Releases by the Orange County Register; worked for over 7 years with the Susan G. Komen Foundation ( Race for the Cure ); and played at various events hosted by the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, San Juan Capistrano Swallows' Festival, and South Fork Blues Festivals. Current, she performs as a Vocalist and Bassist in varying styles - live & in the studio: throughout California, Nevada, and ( 1998 & 2000 ) Istanbul, Turkiye. However, out of all influences that affected her being, just two words: Star Wars, have had the MOST significant impact of them all! Yes, Star Wars, the very first movie that, at around a year and half, she still recollects seeing, for the experience of the massive Star Destroyer creeping slowly on screen as it chased the once thought large ship, firing weapons, and causing the rumbling of the whole theatre SO forever changed her core!! She knew at that exact moment that she wanted to be an Actress!! Ultimately, movies like Star Wars ( Lightsabres ) and The Princess Bride ( awesome Choreographed Fights ) led to the discovery of other loves: Swords, Fencing, and Stage Combat, all which she enjoys immensely at the Orange Coast Fencing Academy, where she learned in 2003 that she is both Left AND Right - Handed ( Ambidextrous ), was named " Best Class Volunteer 2004 - 2005 " and " Teacher of the Year 2007 & 2008, " a repeat performance, and has been proudly teaching Foil Fencing to Levels 1 - 3 ever since! To boot, she has a deep love for and extensive involvement handling and working with all types of animals, aviation and flying, and, due to owning a 20 - foot sailboat, has several years of ocean sailing experience. Her Kryptonite is Dyslexia! For her, Dyslexia takes all joy from reading,! People often ask " WHY does Devorah print her resume in full colour, " and to this she answers: the colours aid her in reading; she does the same with every script, which she realizes helps her in finding the parts more easily, when her eyes jump away, as they do with dyslexia. One has only to look at one of her fully coloured Music Charts to see how she had to adapter to her support her disability. Thus, she attends Cold Reading Classes, which assist in better script reading and, thus, auditioning far more effectively, but she points to her Coaches, Cindy Hogan at The A. C. T. I. N. G. Coach and, the now sadly deceased, Ken Garcia, as the catalysts in her growth and refinement as an Actor! Because of her Dyslexia, most people are surprised Devorah actually writes all the time, never ceasing, with countless ideas surfacing NON - STOP: Back Stories, Lyrics and / or Music, Musicals, Novels, One and Two Act Plays, Poems, Scripts, Short . . . Long Stories, Songs, and other uncountable ideas at various levels of thought and vision. As another avenue to explore acting in a fully interactive, three dimensional theatrical experience, Devorah has worked at the Original Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire since 2013. Her first two years as a Pirate offered valuable interaction, and her since time, as Lady's Maid Love Kidwell, has opened other options, but she is always there as Elizabethan Lady Loki, who makes her grand full appearance upon the Last Day. She joined the Inaugural Year of the So. Cal Dicken's Village held at Winter Fest O. C. 2018, where she enjoyed the challenge of breathing life into Ms. Charlotte Brontë, while hosting at the Cuthbert's Tea Shoppe and interacting with all the guests, and reprised her role in 2019. Ever a self - motivated, self - starter, she looks to fully utilize a wide array of diverse sounds and voices she always creates by exploiting her huge vocal range and varying tonal qualities to add Voice Over Talent to her current list of creative accomplishments, as yet another avenue of creative expression. In addition, she feels whole - heartedly it is a personal mission to be aid in bringing more Native representation into the Entertain Industry, helping us join the mainstream and no longer be the " Forgotten People ", but fully be included in the consciousness of today! Oh, wait . . . . did we remember to mention she loves Swords, Fencing, and Stage Combat, and MAY be the living Female Loki, as a version of Lady Loki, herself.
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- Ruth Red Moon
- Ethyl Freemont (segment "Dead Letters")
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