Having done so in just three years and never earning a grade point average below a 3.5, Angela Griffitt has received her Bachelor's in Theatre with two minors in Spanish as well as Sociology from Southeastern Louisiana University this past summer. She has just completed the Sociology Study Abroad Program in Cuba where she had the opportunity to interview citizens on globalization as well as the comparison of art and culture to the U.S. Upon her return from Cuba, Angela moved to the Big Easy, began work at the National World War II Museum, and is currently working as an actress in the theatre, film, and television industries in the greater New Orleans area.
Angela has been involved in the constantly thriving New Orleans film industry for the past 3 years. She has recently played numerous featured extra roles in various feature films and multiple major television series. She also has had multiple supporting roles in a few different Student films at the University of New Orleans as well as at Southeastern Louisiana University. On top of this, Angela has played the leads in her last two 48 hour film festival productions.
Even though she has been an active member of Alpha Psi Omega for 3 years, Angela has recently had the privilege of being recognized as a National Member of APO by receiving countless points and hours through Southeastern’s Theatre Department. Angela has depicted various lead roles at SLU, but she has actually originated three lead roles on Southeastern’s stage. She is currently playing the lead role of Mnemosyne in the original touring children's show You Go, Goddess! by Tommy Jamerson, has played the role of Dorothy Parker in the original production of Encore, Encore by Colin Crowley, and the role of Grandmother in the original production of Why are You Nowhere by Ethan Warren. She has had the opportunity to play some other incredible and challenging roles including Henrietta Iscariot in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Hermianne in The Dispute, Sherry in Distracted, and Inez Serrano in No Exit, just to name a few.
Angela has trained at various acting schools including The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts with various well-renowned directors and instructors, The Working Actors’ Studio with actor and acting coach Jim Gleason, and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts where she studied Musical Theatre. In addition to her training, Angela is a Barbizon Graduate, is bilingual, and has experience as a fight and dance captain in various shows.