This summer, Nancy can be seen around NYC in indie feature film Bruce!!! After its ABFF World Premiere (Grand Jury Prize - Best Director), it was a part of Bam Cinema's New Voices in Black Cinema series in April and NYC's Movies Under the Stars Festival Friday program on June 8th, in Fort Greene Park. At the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival this August, it won the Audience Award and Best Feature Film Award!
Nancy has also recently performed:
- In two early readings of Rock Me Mama by Rick Hip-Flores, cast by Michael Cassara
- As a series regular in a closed reading of the Swipe Left webseries, a selection of the NYWiFT 2017 Fall Shorts festival.
In June, Nancy made final callbacks for Thunderbodies at Sohop Rep, cast by Margaret Dunn & Stephanie Yankwitt at TBD Casting. She also took her first master class with on-camera acting coach Bob Krakower and made callbacks for a national commercial and an industrial.
Nancy Sun just returned to NYC after premiering Marginal Loss at Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville! American Theatre called her portrayal of a post-9/11 Wall Street trader "the festival’s most nuanced female character." Broadway World wrote "Nancy Sun drives home...these moments with emotional probity, and it is evident that she took this role to heart. " Both Insider Louisville and KDHX acknowledged "the actors all delivered solid performances" and "you can see [their] emotional turmoil just below the surface...The text calls for finely shaded acting, and they deliver it."
In the last few months, Nancy also:
- Volunteered as a reader at the CSA's Open Call for Performers with Disabilities
- Performed in a closed reading with the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective at WGAE
- Cold read student plays during ATL's New Voices Share Days at the Kentucky School for the Blind
- And shot her first SAG-AFTRA Industrial!
On the screenwriting side, Nancy was also named a sem-finalist for the 2018 Creative Residency at Space on Ryder Farm.
To kick off 2018, Nancy is starring in Marginal Loss at the 42nd Annual Humana Festival! In this world premiere production, she plays Allegra Park, a star-on-the-rise Wall Street trader whose firm was located on the top floors of the Twin Towers. In the days after 9/11, she and her surviving coworkers struggle to recoup their losses while wondering: what does "getting back to normal" really mean?
Written by Deborah Stein, directed by Meredith McDonough, and cast by Calleri. The production runs from March 8th - April 9th at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. More information here.
highlights of 2017
In the last year, Nancy:
- Performed in an extended 51-performance run of Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem, at the Studio Theatre (DC Premiere). Directed by Matt Torney and cast by Kate Murray of the Public Theater, it became a Helen Hayes award recommended production
- Appeared in Season 6, Episode 6 of Homeland on Showtime. Acted with Elizabeth Keane, directed by Alex Graves, and cast by Judy Henderson
- Made her feature film debut opposite Morgan Freeman in the bank heist comedy Going in Style, directed by Zach Braff and cast by Avy Kaufman
- Made her indie feature film debut in the sister comedy What Children Do, which won the Grand Jury Prize at RIFF and 'Best Narrative Feature - Comedy’ at Woods Hole while touring 17 (!!!) festivals
- Appeared in her second indie film, Bruce!!! which premiered at ABFF with Grand Jury Prize-winning best director Eden Marryshow
- Participated in 3 New Dramatists workshops for playwright Mia Chung, directed by Ken Prestininzi, Lisa Rothe, and Lee Sunday Evans
- Participated in a Playwrights Realm workshop of Endlings by 2017-18 fellow Celina Song, directed by Sammi Cannold and cast by Calleri
- Made final callbacks for ABC Discovers showcase
- Shot the season finale of NBC Shades of Blue (airing in 2018)
- became a member of the SAG-AFTRA Asian Pacific American Media Committee
- joined Actors Equity!
- And signed with Headline Talent for legit and CESD for commercial.
Above are some photos of these memories, as compiled by instagram's #bestnine.
Onward and upward! :)