Photography by Sam Henriques
A native of New York, I'm an actor and singer who can't imagine ever retiring from life on the screen and stage. Trained at the Maryland Opera Studio, based on Staniskavski's famed studio in connection with the Bolshoi Theatre, I love acting on camera and onstage. Recently, our film Stealing Zen (screenwriter, lead actress), won a gold Remi Award at Houston-Worldfest and has enjoyed a wonderful festival run from Durango to Cardiff and some amazing places in between. The Washington Post gave me one of my favorite compliments when they called me a "hotblooded and sensuous" Mary Boleyn, my favorite role is Nellie in South Pacific, and I'm happily infamous for my exciting performance in Sarah Small's Tableau Vivant of the Delirium Constructions Film, slated for documentary release in 2019. I'm so grateful for my talk show, The Peace of Persistence, which has introduced me to some incredible people who are extremely satisfied with life and have had some success, and I'm currently directing my first biographical documentary. A dreamer at heart, I love stargazing, writing, daring myself to try new things and embrace change, growing beautiful greenery in my apartment and dancing with friends.
I strive to live each day to the fullest, participating in and creating meaningful works of art and media that make people think, lift up their spirits, or impact the world in unexpected ways.
A native of New York, actor and singer Abigail Wright enjoys a diverse career with all of the opportunities life has to offer. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as Marghareta in The Song of Norway with Jim Dale and Santino Fontana and appeared in Carousel on Live from Lincoln Center, now available on DVD from PBS. In one of her favorite New York theatre performances, she was thrilled to appear as Rosita and in the ensemble in the Lorca-inspired puppet play Don Cristóbal. Regionally, she has portrayed Nellie in South Pacific and Meg in the Israeli premiere of Little Women, and in Anne of the Thousand Days, Abigail Wright stood out, according to the Washington Post, as a "hotblooded and sensuous Mary Boleyn."
In her debut writing project, Abigail Wright shines as the lead in the short film Stealing Zen, which won a gold Remi Award at Houston-Worldfest and has enjoyed a wonderful festival run from Durango to Cardiff and some amazing film festivals and cinemas in between. As a director and host, she founded The Peace of Persistence, an interview-based talk show (for web, tv, and podcast) focused on uncovering the keys to happiness and success, one honest conversation at a time.As a film actor, Abigail has worked with award-winning filmmaker Hai-Tao Wu on projects such as Corastrophe, One Day, and Clean House. Under the vision of director and photographer Sarah Small, Ms. Wright was featured in Tableau Vivant of the Delirium Constructions, hailed as “a gift” by the New York Times, with an anticipated film release in 2019. In her voice-over debut, she collaborated with filmmaker Leat Klingman as Cheri in the puppet film Wolfy's Journey which, as an experience, was more than a gift to Ms. Wright.
Trained at the Maryland Opera Studio, modeled after Constantin Stanislavski's famed studio under the Bolshoi Theatre, Abigail Wright also performs regularly in opera in addition to her acting career. In the Metropolitan Opera ensemble, she has appeared live and in cinemas in Peter Grimes, Otello, La Damnation du Faust, Orfeo ed Euridice, Prince Igor and in Turandot. Abigail Wright has participated in the Aspen Opera Theater, and the International Vocal Arts Institute, and holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and The University of Maryland.