I was born to educators at the U of Michigan so it makes sense to me that the love I have for acting and directing does not compare to how I embrace coaching artists. I empower actors to use their craft  to truthfully communicate  anything that a human is capable of imagining. My name is Rosalyn Coleman Williams.

In my school days, I was obsessed with plays, theatre history, and the craft of acting. Since I could not get cast in a play at school or in the community, I would usher or be the stage manager. That way I could attend every performance. I memorized the shows I worked on and recited the lines as I commuted home from school. I came to love Sophocles, Erupedies, Shakespeare, theatre history, classic rules and structure of drama, as much as performing. 

Looking back, I wouldn't change a thing. My classmates were my artistic heroes, as were my teachers. I decided to never give up. I percieved myself as a student with potential and despite never being cast in a single production, I have acted on Broadway, in major motion pictures and on TV. I have worked up close with some great folks, so I know that acting can be learned. 

I was specifically chosen by Margie Haber, whose celebrity clients include Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and Heather Locklear among others, to be the East Coast representative of her world-famous acting studio and to teach her Cold Reading Technique. I have had the pleasure to teach students at NYU Tisch, SUNY Purchase, The Actors Center, ACT (MFA program), Actor's Connection, Howard University and Duke Ellington School of the Arts and conducted acting workshops at film festivals around the country. Another great joy in my career was to serve as on-set acting coach during the second season of HBO’s “In Treatment”. 

My training and love of drama led me to direct short films. Then I started a production company with my husband, to help others use digital media to tell their stories.

To every actor I work with I offer, my passion, commitment, love of acting, training and real world experience, join me...

 
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Playing Nora in Nora by Igmar Bergman at Yale School Of Drama.  Happily,  finally I got used to getting cast.  

Playing Nora in Nora by Igmar Bergman at Yale School Of Drama.  Happily,  finally I got used to getting cast.  

 
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Rented dress.  Hair.  Supporting, thanking Adepero on the night I discovered my purpose: to use my talents to bring stories into the world that must be born: by any means necessary.  GEMS Benefit.   

Rented dress.  Hair.  Supporting, thanking Adepero on the night I discovered my purpose: to use my talents to bring stories into the world that must be born: by any means necessary.  GEMS Benefit. 

 

Director

This picture defines me. 

My intention is to discover a way to connect more deeply, past my fear, in my own acting/teachings/creating with other artists and to share my learnings  in my business, grow it online. 

To be still daily. Create time & space to live inside myself, show up in a new more fully present way. 

I love stories, pictures, and heroes. 

Acting in things that matter.  PS A for Fotherlessness.  Acting is still my touchstone.  My way into the story upon which the house is built. 

Acting in things that matter.  PS A for Fotherlessness.  Acting is still my touchstone.  My way into the story upon which the house is built. 

I AM AN ACTOR.

Acting is my touchstone.  It's where I started and how I understand story is through how it lives in my body, I feel it.  I am seduced by story and words. I love my writer hubby because he always gives me great lines.  

 

Film

Feature Films

IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck
TWELVE Joel Schumacher
FRANKIE & ALICE (w/ Halle Berry) Geoffrey Sax
BROOKLYN’S FINEST Antwoine Fuqua
INDELIBLE Randall Dottin
BROWN SUGAR (w/ Taye Diggs) Rick Famuyiwa
VANILLA SKY (w/ Tom Cruise) Cameron Crowe
OUR SONG (w/ Kerry Washington) Jim McKay
MUSIC OF THE HEART (w/ Meryl Streep) Wes Craven/Miramax
THE TALK MAN Gene Gallerano
PERSONALS Mike Sargent
MIXING NIA Allison Swan
THE OPPORTUNISTS (w/ Christopher Walken) Myles Connell/Jonathan Demme
EVERYONE'S DEPRESSED Yanna Kroyt Brandt
SKIRTY WINNER Jeffery M. Bair
Short Films
FATHER'S DAY Dave Coleman
THE FEELING YOU GET Michael Brown
A LONG ROAD Nyle Cavazos Garcia
ONLY JOKING Michael Patrick Kelly
THE TOMBS Jerry LaMothe
UNFAMILIAR PAINTINGS Ernest Alexis
WHAT WE BECAME James Arlen
HUNG OVER AND OUT Birgit Rudel

TV



ELEMENTRY CBS
SPRING/FALL  HBO (Pilot)
NURSE JACKIE Showtime
WHITE COLLAR USA
MERCY NBC (Pilot)
NEW AMSTERDAM FOX
KIDNAPPED (Recurring) NBC
LAW & ORDER: CI NBC/Jim McKay
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC/Michael Zinberg
DEADLINE NBC
OZ HBO/Alex Zakrewski
D.C WB/Dick Wolf
THE PIANO LESSON Lloyd Richards/Hallmark Hall of Fame
AS THE WORLD TURNS CBS
ONE LIFE TO LIVE ABC
THE DITCHDIGGER'S DAUGHTERS               Johnny Jensen/Family Channel
NYPD BLUE ABC
AFRICANS IN AMERICA PBS


Voted Best On Camera Class By Backstage Readers 2011/2012

Voted Best On Camera Class By Backstage Readers 2011/2012

Coaching/Teaching

On Set Acting Coach, It's Kinda A Funny Story, 2010

Actor's Center On Camera Practice 2010, Company Member Class

On Set Acting Coach, HBO's IN TREATMENT, 2nd Season (worked with minor)

In Treatment: On Camera Acting Technique: Actor's Connection 2009-Present

Ongoing Cold Reading Technique Margie Haber Studio, NY 1999-Present

New York Film Academy Summer Intensive, 2007

Intermediate Cold Reading Workshop Margie Haber Studio , NY 2002-Present

Cold Reading Seminar Your Act Studios - Atlanta 2005

Intermediate Cold Reading Workshop Your Act Studios - Atlanta 2005

On Camera Acting Workshop Sol Film Festival - Norfolk 2005

Audition Technique American Conservatory Theatre 2003

On Camera Acting Ripley Greer Studios 2005-2006

Film Acting Harlem School of the Arts 2004

Filmmaking Workshop Apple Store Soho 2004

On Camera Acting Class Ariane Brandt Acting Studio 2003

Bam You Got The Job Actor’s Connection 2003

Building A Character Duke Ellington School of the Arts 2002

Building A Character Howard University 2002

Playwriting/Acting Manhattan Theatre Club 1999-2002

Playwriting/Acting 52nd street Project 1999-2003

Private Acting Coaching New York, New York 1999-Present

 

Education

Yale School of Drama, MFA Acting 1990

Howard University, BFA Cum Laude, Drama 1987

Continued Professional Development Actor's Center Teacher Development Workshop, Sam Chistensen Intensive Workshop, Writing Workshop, Ela Their, Advanced Cold Reading Master Class, Margie Haber, Teaching Apprentice
Master Acting Class, The Actors Center, Lloyd Richards
Master Playwriting Workshop, The Public Theater, George C. Wolfe
Fiction Memoir Writing Workshop, Greg Lichtenberg
Method Writing, Kathrin Seitz
Transformational Acting, Sande Shurin

Professional Unions and Associations The Actor’s Studio Lifetime Member, New York Women in Film Member, AEA, SAG, AFTRA, East Coast Writers Collective, DIVA Inc., 90 Scenes Writing Group

Awards and Honors Received **Best Director Motor City International Film Festival, **Best short film DC. Shorts, **Finalist Hollywood Black Film Festival, Fox Fellow 2003 , *Outer Circle Critics Award, *Drama Logue Award, Named Young Gifted & Black by the Daily News 2003, Audelco Nomination1999, Owen Dodson Award 1987

Published Writings, New York, NY- 1999-Present Black Masks Magazine(Tribute to August Wilson), Method Madness Magazine , Allure Magazine, Pagentry Magazine , Thank Yo’ Mama (prose and poetry collection) Vacation (prose and poetry collection),

Special Skills: Filmmaking, Story Development, Script Analysis, Final Cut Pro Editing, DVD Studio Pro

 

DIRECTOR'S REEL

Resume Download

THE LAST PIECE, Short Film 2013

JUSTICE, Web Series, 2013

TWINKLE,   Short Film, 2013

THE TRUTH ABOUT BEAUTY AND BLOGS  Short Film, 2011 

HURTS LIKE LOVE Short Film, 2011 

COOL KIDZ Short Film, in post production 2010 

MOTH TO A FLAME Short Film 2009

BFF Short Film 2009

WHAT WE BECAME Second Unit Director 2009

DRAWING ANGEL Short Film 2007

BLACK SORORITY PROJECT Documentary (re-enactment) 2006

SHANEEQUA CHRONICLES Electronic Press Kit 2006

IT ISN’T THE MOON World Premiere Play 2006

UNDERGROUND MAN Short Film 2005

ALLERGIC TO NUTS** Short Film 2003

VANESSA WILLIAMS Electronic Press Kit 2003

JEREMY EXPLODES Educational Film 2003

DRIVING FISH Short Film 2002

LUDLOW FARE Play 1990

 

Would You Like To Position Yourself As An Acting Booking Machine This Year?

Dearest Actors,

This is it, the evolution of my coaching & teaching: real, hands on mentorship.

I’ve designed a program in which you will work with me more consistently and closely than ever before.  This customized plan will give you the  tools to grow your craft, increase your auditions, and position you to book more jobs. All to catapult you confidently forward in your career!

It’s called the Ultimate Acting Experience and I promise you, it will be just that.

I’m a no bullshit girl. This program isn’t for everyone, that’s why I am only taking on 8 actors. I’m offering intimate access to my coaching, advice & inspiration. It’s like having me in your back pocket on speed dial.

Ask anyone who’s worked with me, I have ONE gear. It’s called PASSION for the work. I want to be the rocket that propels your career beyond your fantasies.

If you think you are ready for my spaceship ride, let’s talk.

With respect,

Roz

PS: I mean it when I say I'm only taking on eight members. That means you will always have the kind of one-on-one, exclusive, mentorship attention you deserve.

Ready to take off?

Apply now.

Red Wall Productions we serve actors, writers, & humans looking to share their stories in this digital age. 

We produce entertaining, thought provoking multi media content from web-series to feature films. We empower artists to tell their story and give them the tools to create their own work.
ROSALYN COLEMAN WILLIAMS CRAIG T. WILLIAMS

ROSALYN COLEMAN WILLIAMS

CRAIG T. WILLIAMS

— Red Wall Productions, Since 2002


 
 
 

Located in midtown Manhattan, I work out of my home/studio Red Wall Productions.

 

 

I always dreamed of having a way to make money on my own using my  creativity.  After Craig T. Williams came into my life, my dream became a reality.  We took our wedding money and made our first film, DRIVING FISH.  Our production company was born and now it's the umbrella under which all my creative work happens. 

If you are interested in working with me or continuing our conversation reach out.  

As an actor I continue to work with BRS/GAGE and Abrams Artists for Commercial and voice over work. 

Talk to you soon. 

Film and Theatrical
BRS/GAGE
1650 Broadway, Suite 1410
New York, NY 10019
212.757.0098

Commercials
Abrams Artists Agency
275 Seventh Ave., 26th Floor
New York, NY 10001
646.486.4600

 

Phone

(646) 374-8403

 

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Location

New York

 

Hours

M–Th 10am–6pm