Blind actor Leona Godin sits forlornly on park bench in "The Kerfuffle."

Theater & Film

LEONA GODIN

Height: 5’6”

Hair: brown

Eyes: brown

PWD: blind

Representation: Gail Williamson, KMR Talent (TV/Film: LA/New York)

FILM

The Kerfuffle – Samantha (Principal – Two-timer) – Disability Film Challenge/Short

We Are Vagina – Voiceover/Writer – Sparrow Film Project/Short

A Blank Walks into a Blank Voiceover (Classic text)Sparrow Film Project/Short

 

TELEVISION/WEB SERIES

Unsettled (Forthcoming) Blind Comedian (Ensemble) Andrew Fisher

Orleans Drag Elvis/Streetwalker Scott Paulin/Paramount

 

COMMERCIAL/PSA

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Non-24 Suburban Mom (Principal) National Network

Communication &Etiquette When Assisting Voters with Disabilities Leona (Principal) Board of Elections NY

 

THEATRE

The Spectator & the Blind Man 18th Century MC Kraine Theater/Leona Godin

The Star of Happiness (Solo Show) Helen Keller (Vaudevillian) Kraine Theater/Randi Rivera

Fruit Machine 2 Banana (Literary Improv) New Museum Theater/Xavier Cha

Noye’s Fludde Gossip (Alto part) Arts at the Park/Lighthouse Guild

Sideshow Goshko Accordion Sidekick KGB Bar/Leslie Goshko

 

TRAINING

MN Acting Studio – On-Camera Scene Study

NYU (PhD in English) – Student, professor, lecturer

Lighthouse Guild Music School – Adult Chorus

Improv with Samantha Jones Intensive workshop

 

SKILLS

Voice: Legit choral alto

Dialects: High British, French, Southern US, New York

Dog training skills, inc. guide dog handling

Instruments: accordion, drums

Writer, singer/songwriter, storyteller

8 thoughts on “Theater & Film”

  1. Hi Leona! I just read your Modern Love essay. It is fantastic. I could very much relate to the very end where suddenly it occurs to you most of your fellow writers in the Catskills had no one to go home to. We forget how hard it can be to find and keep love. Just wanted to send you a bit of fan mail all the way from California. Nice work.

  2. Hi, Leona!
    I recently came across your article that mentioned you were beta testing Final Draft for its accessibility a good while back. I am a somewhat new member of the blind community, and music production major in Austin, Texas. I had the opportunity to supplant one of my courses for a scriptwriting class, an endeavor encouraged by my vocational rehab career specialist. I’ve enjoyed it immensely! However, I’ve had a tough run of dabbling with the various software available and have been using Microsoft Word, with varying levels of success!
    Apologies for the novel-length post, but, honestly, the prices for Final Draft have me hesitant to take the risk just for it to not be accessible!
    I was just wondering how your experience with it went and if you would recommend it? Any other observations and suggestions would be greatly welcome!

    Thank you in advance!

    Kindest Regards,
    Eric A. Hinojos

    1. Hi Eric, thanks for reaching out! I did not stick with the Final Draft thing, so I can’t tell you where it’s at these days. But I seem to remember that the app was much better than the desktop version. I will say though that they were really nice when I called, so I think it’s worth giving them a call and seeing where the accessibility is at these days before you purchase. I think they do have trial-periods as well. Good luck, and let me know how it goes! Leona

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