Hello! My name is Luigina Vecchione, and I am a Meisner-trained SAG-AFTRA actor just getting back into the business after raising a family abroad.
After a year and a half in London, we moved to Switzerland, where I performed with the Geneva English Drama Society. My favorite role was Kate in Brighton Beach Memoirs. I also taught acting workshops at the International School of Geneva.
When I returned to the states, we lived on the small island of Jamestown in Rhode Island, where a fabulous community theatre offered me the chance to direct. I also filled a void in the middle school programs by starting an after-school drama club and producing and directing three plays. Four years later, we relocated to New Jersey, and I opened DennyLoo studios in Montclair, offering multi-level acting classes. While I enjoyed running the studio, I had to close it after a year when my father fell ill.
To keep my creative juices flowing, I joined a writers’ group and began a six-year literary journey. The result was my book, GREETINGS FROM ASBURY PARK, now available on Amazon.
Now that my children are thriving adults, my husband and I live in Manhattan, where I’m acting again. A play reading at La Mamma studios this summer brought out my inner Italian auntie, while two short films performed this fall allowed me to discover my more vulnerable side.
Stay tuned for more to come as I continue my journey…