ROSALYN COLEMAN WILLIAMS (Director) is an award winning director, educator, and actor. Her consummate talent has transcended all mediums, from the small screen to the Broadway stage. As a director, she has won the Best Director Motor City International Film Festival and Best Shorts DC Shorts, for her film, Allergic to Nuts. Cine Noir in Wilmington, NC named her 2008 Emerging Filmmaker honoree. As an accomplished actor, Rosalyn has won a Fox Fellow Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama League Award, a Barrymore Award nomination, and an Owen Dodson Award. As an educator, her on camera acting class chosen by readers of Back Stage as their favorite in both 2011 and 2012. In 2003, the New York Daily News named her Young Gifted & Black.
Rosalyn’s recent work includes featured film roles in It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Frankie and Alice starring Halle Berry and the lead in the independent film Indelible (release 2012). Other film credits include: Brooklyn’s Finest, Twelve, Vanilla Sky, Our Song, Brown Sugar, Hook’d Up and Music of the Heart. Television appearances include: TV Movies Piano Lesson and Ditch Diggers Daughter; recurring roles on NBC’s “Kidnapped, DC” on the WB and “OZ” on HBO. Guest starring roles: “White Collar”, “Mercy”, “Nurse Jackie”, “New Amsterdam”, “NYPD Blue”, “NY Undercover”, and several appearances on “Law & Order: SVU & Criminal Intent”. Broadway stage credits include The Mountaintop, Radio Golf, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson, Mule Bone, and The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant. Off-Broadway she starred in the world premieres of Whose Family Values and Carson McCullers (Historically Inaccurate) by Sarah Schulman at Playwright's Horizons/The Women's Project. Other notable New York stage credits include the critically acclaimed, Breath Boom directed by Marion McClinton at Playwright's Horizons, The Old Settler at Primary Stages, and most recently Zooman and the Sign at the Signature Theater.
She is one of the most sought after acting coaches in NY. She has taught at The Actors Center, SUNY Purchase, NYU’s Acting Program, American Conservatory Theater, Actor's Connection, Howard University and Duke Ellington School of the Arts and conducted acting workshops at film festivals around the country. Rosalyn served as on-set acting coach during the second season of HBO’s “In Treatment.”
A Howard University and Yale School of Drama graduate, Rosalyn is the Chief Creative Officer at Red Wall Productions in NYC, a production company that she runs with her husband, Craig T. Williams. www.redwallproductions.com