Christine Syron Shows Inner Strength With DURANG And Chad McCord
Actress Christine Syron continues to radiate an inner strength with the characters she brings to life on both stage and screen.
Syron heads to the Hermosa Playhouse appearing in a limited engagement of, An Evening of Durang, running May 18th - 20th. This comic tale, directed by Gary Kresca, revolves around the restless marriage of Jim and Marsha (Syron), who are thrown into disarray when an old high school girlfriend suddenly resurfaces.
Then on June 25th, Syron will return to the Pico Playhouse for a special evening of Chad McCord's book of poems, Private Hell - Cautionary Tales for Grown-Ups. These nursery rhyme styled poems deliver cautionary tales that warn of impending doom, share dark secrets and reveal fatal outcomes.
Syron is excited at the opportunity to give life to each of these characters, adding "The life of an actor is a character flea market... one just never knows from day to day what role you will be asked to bring to life! However, whenever I read for a part that manifests a strong, determined and complicated woman, well that's when I soar, that's when I know what I am doing is important! Now more than ever these strong female characters are super vital, they demonstrate the power and grace that all women may aspire to. Just another reason I love what I do!"
In addition, Syron displays a strong showing on-screen in two short films currently on the festival circuit. She stars as a driving test examiner from hell in Marvin Akanyi's comedy, Right; and surfaces in Neo Nguyen's new horror-thriller, Under Red Water, as a skeptical motel cleaning lady who witnesses the bizarre behavior of a young couple on the run from the law.
Syron is currently shooting season two of the satirical web series, M.A.D. More Appreciation Deserved, created and directed by James Jones. Returning as Tammy, the new season will focus on the politically incorrect film executive as she tries a little too hard to fit in while continuing to explore the themes of privilege, isolation and discrimination among two African-American media executives.
Previously, Syron has been building a solid reputation for her work. Audiences will recognize her from guest starring in three of Investigation Discovery (I.D.) networks popular true-crime shows. Most notably, she emerged in the Blood Relatives episode "The Jones Case," as the mother of a seemingly 'Camelot' style family that unravels after a young woman enters the picture. On the Murder Among Friends episode "Dead Lift," Syron shined as an emotional mother who finds out her son was murdered by his classmates; and then as a single mother faced with the brutal death of her son for the episode "Band of Brothers." She also appeared on Unusual Suspects in the "Nightcrawler" episode as a mother whose daughter is killed in a wrong time, wrong place situation.
Syron was a member of the prestigious Joffrey Ballet in New York City, performing in numerous productions including the memorable "Billboards," which showcased music from contemporary artist Prince. Syron is also a trained actor, having studied under the legendary William Esper; and at David Mamet's Atlantic Theatre and with Sanford Meisner's protégée Suzanne Shepherd. Syron voiced the character Julia LaForenze in the Castlevania video game series and secured several long-running ad campaigns while with the Ford Modeling Agency before making her way to Los Angeles.