HOLLYWOOD, CA, Friday August 20, 2021 – Theatre of Arts, the longest-running acting school in Los Angeles, today announced that Lea Madda, accomplished multidisciplinary theater artist and broadcast media producer, will join its esteemed faculty for the fall term beginning August 31, 2021, teaching Movement II to all TOA conservatory students.
Originally from Los Angeles, Lea Madda holds a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice Performance from Boston University and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television - where she trained in the Suzuki/Viewpoints method under the tutelage of J Ed Araiza and Ellen Lauren of the SITI Company.
Madda has performed on stages and screens across North America. Theater credits include The Sound of Music (Alaska CAP), Haiti (Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum), Anne, A New Play (Museum of Tolerance), Queen of Califas (Los Angeles Theatre Center), and She Loves Me (Actors Coop), among others. Madda has lent her voice to various international films and television series on NETFLIX and HBO, performing the English dubbing. In 2016, Madda performed in an experimental film production entitled Distant Vision directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Madda worked closely with Coppola to retell the story of his childhood, performed and streamed live amongst 30 moving cameras.
From 2020 to 2021, Madda conceived, produced, and hosted Depressed and Sh*t - Gen Z and Millennial stories on those (temporary) chapters when life gets weird. All episodes are currently streaming across all podcast apps. In May of 2021, Depressed and Sh*t was featured on Stitcher's Recommended List for Mental Health Awareness Month.
To learn more about Lea Madda, visit IMDB.me/leamadda.
Established in 1927, Theatre of Arts is a fully accredited conservatory, offering a two-year Associates Degree acting program on its Hollywood campus. TOA prepares students for successful careers in theatre, film, television and media, and has produced such legendary alumni as Clint Eastwood, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean. Learn more today at TOA.edu.
David Law, Director of Education
Theatre of Arts
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