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    Cindy Goldfield

    Actor. Director. Instigator. Coach.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • News and Upcoming Projects

    Current theatrical (and older) happenings in my world

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    April 2024

    Named Iterim ARTISTIC DIRECTOR for 42nd Street Moon

    42nd Street Moon, San Francisco

    After spending the last 30+ years in the glow of
    42nd Street Moon, I am thrilled to be asked to step into the position of Interim Artistic Director. 42nd Street Moon has been an artistic home for me since their first 93-94 season, and my early growth as an artist was very much influenced by the company that Greg MacKellan and Stephanie Rhoads created. The shows and music they championed opened my eyes to the grand history of American Musical Theatre, and my artistic journey was forever changed. I am honored to be entrusted by the Moon Board of Directors to nurture this next Moon phase, and to lead this company into being an ever-vital part of the Bay Area theater community. I wish outgoing Executive Artistic Director Daniel Thomas all the best in his next venture and am so grateful for all his guidance and stewardship over the past several years. I look forward to welcoming you all back to the theater soon!

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    May 2024

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

    New Conservatory Theater, San Francisco

    Direction and Choreography by Cindy Goldfield, Musical Direction by Ben Prince

    Looking forward to finally getting to work on this piece, which was originally scheduled for 2023, but was thwarted by the "grand deluge" of NYE 2022/23. Very happy to be back at NCTC, where I worked years ago doing THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MANICURIST, and lots of 42nd Street Moon shows.

     

     

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    June 2024

    BRIGHT STAR

    by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin

    42nd Street Moon, San Francisco CA

    Directed by Cindy Goldfield, Musical Direction by Jake Gale

    Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the 1940's with falashbacks to 1923, BRIGHT STAR is inspired by the folk story of the Iron Mountain Baby.

     

    I am looking forward to directing this wonderful collaboratoin of Bluegrass music and the interlocking stories of this almost classic American folk "ballad" of a story.

    Our production will incorporate all the actors as musicians, and root in the present...looking back to tell the story of Alice and Billy and Jimmy Ray.

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    April 4th, 2024

    42nd Street Moon Fundraising Gala Show

    42nd Street Moon, San Francisco CA

    Directed by Cindy Goldfield, Musical Direction by Dave Dobrusky

    Once again, I will be directing the Gala Show for the 42nd Street Moon Fundraising Gala. 20+ performers.

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    February 2024

    FALSETTOS

    Music and Lyrics by William Finn, book by William Finn and James Lapine

    42nd Street Moon, San Francisco

    Directed by Dennis Lickteig, Musical Direction by Dave Dobrusky, Choreography by Leslie Waggoner

    Such a great experience working with Dennis and the amazing cast of FALSETTOS. It's a heartbreaking and funny contemporary musical about family, relationships, Bar Mitzvahs, baseball and AIDS. Great, complicated music, with tight harmonies, and wonderfully intricate lyrics.

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    December 2023

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL

    adaptation by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh

    American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco

    Directed by C.Perloff/D. Lozano/P. Kup

    A.C.T.'s current production of A Christmas Carol played its final performance on December 24th, ending a 17 year run, and marking 18 years of Christmas seasons for me at ACT. It has been a remarkable experience to be with a show for that long... the hundreds of kids and MFA students that have gone through the show, the deep lasting friendships with the other "regulars", the mentorships, the feeling of coming home for the holidays. I am sad to see it go, but very grateful for all the wonderful memories and all the incredible people that I have gotten to work with during those 18 years. Pictured with me here is the inimitable Howard Swain, my compatriot for many, many of those years!

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    November 2023

    MAME

    by Jerry Herman, Herone Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee

    42nd Street Moon, San Francisco

    Directed by Becky Potter, Musical Direction by Tim Fletcher

    What a thrill to get to play this icon of musical theatre ladies! This production was especially sweet to me because of the long-time association (but first time working together on a show in over 25 years) with Becky Potter, and because of the joy of knowing the two littlest Potter girls, to whom I like to fancy myslef their own nutty "Aunty Mame".

     

    VMedia-"...as soon as she enters for her first scene floating down a staircase, you know you're watching a classic diva. Incredibly charming."

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    February 2023

    IN EVERY GENERATION

    by Ali Viterbi

    TheatreWorks, Palo Alto

    Directed by Michael Barakiva

    I had such a great experience working with this fabulous cast, the remarkable Michael Barakiva, and the always lovely, and fiercely intelligent Ali Viterbi. The show centers around the multi-generational, multi-cultural Levi-Katz faily as they celbrate Passover through several generations, as they wrestle with questions of race and religion that have yet to be resolved. The play is densely packed with old wounds, jealousy, laughter, relationships, old secrets and great love.

    I had a wonderful time working with Lusia Sermol, Michael Champion, Olivia Hoffman and Sarah Lo on this personally transformative piece.

     

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    December 2022

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL

    adaptation by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh

    American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco

    Directed by Peter Kuo

    Celebrated my 17th year performing with A Christmas Carol at ACT. It was a very tough year as it was the first Carol after the death of my dear friend and mentor, Ken Ruta. ACT hosted a huge memorial for him during the second week of our run, at which I sang, and my catering company provided food. The morning after the memorial, I got called in to go on for a role that I cover (in addtion to my regular track). I get a feeling that Ken was just keeping me on my toes. Here is a shot of that morning, with me filling in for Catherine Castellanos as The Ghost of Christmas Present. (Also shown: Emily Newsome, Amanda Le Nguyen, John Chukwudelunzu, and the back of Jimmy Carpenter!)

     

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    Summer 2022

    FOLLIES

    by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim

    San Francisco Playhouse, San Francisco

    Directed by Bill English, Musical Direction by Dave Dobrusky, Choreography by Nicole Helfer

    Bucketlist show, unlocked! Felt very honored to get to sing "I'm Still Here" every night all summer long. Especially after having the show postponed by Covid for two years, getting to finally belt out thoselyrics was incredibly cathartic. Even having my first bout of Covid (along with more than a dozen of my cast/crew mates) and having our initial opening night postponed couldn't diminish the joy of getting to do that show, and get to work with all the lovely folks invovled for such a nice long run!

     

    Talkin Broadway/Patrick Thomas- "Goldfield, one of the Bay Area's greatest talents, does that rare thing: takes a song that's been done by some of Broadway's biggest stars (Carol Burnett, Elaine Page, Elaine Stritch, Christine Baranski and Betty Buckley) and gives us her own personal take on the tune."

     

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    Spring 2022

    FEFU AND HER FRIENDS

    by MARIA IRENE FORNES

    American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco

    Directed by Pam Mackinnon

    What an incredible experience to be back at The Strand, getting to be a part of the reopening of the theatre after the lock-down, and such a joy to get to work with this amazing group of women: Stacy Ross, Lisa Ann Porter, Catherine Castellanos, Margo Gomez, Sarita Ocon, Jennifer Ikeda, and Leontyne Mbele-Mbong. Not to mention getting the opportunity to channel my best "fervent feminist theatrical passion."

     

    Talkin Broadway/Patrick Thomas- "Cindy Goldfield (as Emma) who does some of the best work here, especially in the final scene when she rehearses her part in a presentation the women are planning for a charity they support, and delivers her monologue accompanied by delightfully mannered physical movements that had the audience roaring with laughter.

     

    TheatreStorm- "Perhaps the best of the best is presented by Cindy Goldfield as Emma, whose rendition of a speech in the style of a Vaudeville elocutionist is madly funny, yet a total artistic success."

     

    Mercury News- "Radiant"

     

    photo by Kevin Berne

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    November 2021

    A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

    Music/Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

    Book by Hugh Wheeler

    42nd Street Moon, San Francisco

    Directed by Brandon Jackson

    First show back after the pandemic shut-down. A very profound feeling to apreciate all of what theatre has meant to me over the years.

    I got brought in at the last minute when the woman originally cast as Madame Armfeldt dropped due to an injury. Slightly humbling to now be able to play an octangenarian, but also a nice way to ease back into performing... no blocking to remember as I was pushed around in each scene, minimal scenes, one song. I felt very grateful to be working, grateful to have Moon be the first show back, and grateful to have made it through the shut-down without losing my ever-loving mind.

     

    photo by Ben Krantz

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    March 2020- November 2021

    MARTHA AVENUE HOMECOOKED MEALS

     

    Covid-Pivot business with collaborator and partner Chef Willi Nordby

    Our Home, San Francisco

    The insanity of the pandemic shut-down was met with my usual need to create SOMETHING. Two weeks into the shut-down, I insisted that my partner Willi and I needed to do something to keep us afloat, and me from losing my mind. MARTHA AVENUE HomeCooked Meals was born. More info and lots of blog posts are available on our website: www.marthaavenuefood.com

     

    More info on Chef Willi Nordby can be found on his site: www.chefnordby.com

     

    photo by Jamye Divila

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    December 2019

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL

    adaptation by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh

    Directed by Peter Kuo

    American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco

    Directed by Peter Kup

     

    photo by Kevin Berne

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    June 2019

    ONCE

    Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglova. Book by Edna Walsh

    42nd Street Moon, San Francisco

    Direction and Chorepgraphy by Cindy Goldfield

    Musical Direction by Eryn Allan

    Winner of TBA awards for Outstanding Direction for a Musical, and Overall Best Musical

     

    Broadway World- "Cindy Goldfield has crafted a lovely, delicately beautiful universal experience of heartbreak, artistic passions and the courage to move through life's low points."

     

    photo by Kevin Berne

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    December 2018

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL

    adaptation by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh

    American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco

    Directed by Domenique Lozano

     

    photo by Kevin Berne

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    June 2018

    Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY

    Music/Lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, Book by Bridget Carpenter

    CenterRep, The Lesher Center, Walnut Creek

    Directed by Jeff Colliser and Choreographed by Jennifer Perry

     

    photo by Kevin Berne

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    April 2018

    TROG! LIVE!

    written by Michael Phillis and Mathew Martin

     

    Oasis/D'Arcy Drollinger, San Francisco

    Directed by Cindy Goldfield

    Winner of TBA Awared for Outstanding Direction of a Play

     

    SF Examiner, Jean Schiffman- "Director Cindy Goldfield mines every possible nuance, every sight gag, every line of the witty script, for comic effect. Highly recommended to cure all ills."

     

    photo by Gooch

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    December 2017

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL

    adaptation by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh

    American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco

    Directed by Domenique Lozano

     

    photo by Kevin Berne

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    Spring 2017

    NO, NO, NANETTE

    Music by Vincent Youmans, Lyrics by Irving Caesar & Otto Harback. Book by Otto Harback/FRank Mandel and Burt Shevelove

    42nd Street Moon, San Francisco

    Directed by Cindy Goldfield, Choreography by Nicole Helfer, Musical Direction by Dave Dobrusky

     

    photo by Ben Krantz Studios

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    December 2016

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL

    adaptation by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh

    American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco

    Directed by Domenique Lozano

    So fun to step out of my usual track (Charitibles/Fezzi dancer/Fruit wrangler) to get to play one of the ghosts! It was a treat to get to watch my fellow actors work as I floated through the 'Present' scenes, guiding Scrooge on his journey.

     

    photo by Kevin Berne

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    October 2016

    BAKER STREET

    Book by Jerome Coopersmith

    Music/Lyrics by Marian Grudeff & Raymond Jessel

    Adapted from stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    42nd Street Moon, San Francisco

    Directed and Choreographed by Cindy Goldifeld

     

     

    photo by Ben Krantz Studios

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    September 2016

    IT SHOUDA BEEN YOU

    Book and Lyrics by Brian Hargrove

    Music by Barbara Anslemi

    CenterRep/Lesher Center, Walnut Creek

    Directed by Marc Jacobs, Choreography by Gia Solari

    Music Direction by Brandon Adams

    East Bay Times- "Cindy Goldfield is hilarious as the constantly nitpicking mother Judy, who can never contain herself from saying exactly what’s on her mind, and Brian Herndon makes a perfect match for her as her good-humored husband, Murray, who knows to just stay out of her way."

     

    photo by Ben Krantz Studios

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    Spring 2016

    MOST HAPPY FELLA

    Book, Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser

    42nd Street Moon, San Francisco

    Direction and Choreography by Cindy Goldfield

    Music Direction by Dave Dobrusky

    TheatreEddys- "Directed and choreographed by Cindy Goldfield, the entire cast responds to her creativity and ingenuity with aplomb.

    I dare anyone to walk out of this 42nd Street Moon triumph, The Most Happy Fella, without a smile as wide as the Cheshire Cat’s. It is just not possible when a director, cast, and production team excels to this extent."

    photo by Ben Krantz Studios

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    Spring 2016

    MOST HAPPY FELLA

    Book, Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser

    42nd Street Moon, San Francisco

    Direction and Choreography by Cindy Goldfield

    Music Direction by Dave Dobrusky

    TheatreEddys- "Directed and choreographed by Cindy Goldfield, the entire cast responds to her creativity and ingenuity with aplomb.

    I dare anyone to walk out of this 42nd Street Moon triumph, The Most Happy Fella, without a smile as wide as the Cheshire Cat’s. It is just not possible when a director, cast, and production team excels to this extent."

    photo by Ben Krantz Studios

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    December 2015

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL

    adaptation by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh

    American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco

    Directed by Domenique Lozano

     

    photo by Kevin Berne

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    Summer 2015

    LOVE AND INFORMATION

    By Caryl Churchill

    American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco

    Directed by Casey Stangl

    photo by Kevin Berne

  • Resumes

    Actor. Director. Producer. Creative Cultivator. Performance, Speech and Authenticity Coach.Problem-solver.

     

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    Actor.

    Authentic. Heart-led.

    Verstile. Original.

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    Director. Choreographer.

    Intentional. Collaborative. Intimate. Confident. Intuitive.

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    Producer. Creative.

    Detail Oriented. Expansive Thinking.

    Anything is Possible.

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    Voice Over.

    Live Talking Girl. Vox Populaire.

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    Coach.

    Audition and Performance Coaching

  • Testimonials

     

     

    To be in a rehearsal hall with Cindy Goldfield is a true theatrical gift. She leads with love and compassion and always seems to be asking the question,"why are we here?" A master storyteller!

    ~ Michael Patrick Gaffney, Actor

     

    Cindy is one of the best directors I've worked with in the Bay Area. I admire how insightful she is as a creative person. She is always asking questions about what something means "under the surface". So much of theater is not just about how something looks but what it means and how it will affect the audience on a deeper level. She excels in that. She's also super kind, resourceful and fun! Any theater or institution would be lucky to have her.

    -Sophia Alawi - Actor, Writer, Singer-Songwriter.

     

     

    If I had a choice to just choose one person to work with in the Bay Area, as a director, actor, or all around artist, it would be Cindy a million times over.

    - Noel Anthony, Actor

     

    I've worked with a LOT of amazing directors, all over the country, Tony award-winning creative geniuses, as well as profoundly successful Artistic Directors and my experience working with her under her direction in Once was one of the best of my life. Working with her once again in Falsettos reminded me of this calm eye, steady leadership, and warm spirit - she was the de facto leader - I couldn't imagine a better more collaborative, creative, knowledgeable, fix it all person.

    - Ariela Morgenstern, Singer, Actor, Executive Performance Coach

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Woman/Human

    Living an Authentic, Aligned, Creative Life

    Small-town girl who has lived in the city for 30 years. Still cherish my small-town roots and work to create a home and community that feels small-town and intimate and welcoming. Feminist. Mother. Working for the good of humans and animals and the planet. Committed to equality, gender-equity, trans-rights, child-led learning and empowerment. Believer in good laughs, daily meditation, intuition and earth-based spirituality.

  • Representation

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  • News and Ponderings

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

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    Great interview with Vicci Smith (SHE-Radio) at KKUP. She was interviewing me about my latest directing project, ONCE which was opening that night. But we got to talking about my work with Empowered Sexuality for Teens and Womxn, and we just kept talking for about 45 minutes! The interview...