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Harry Zimmerman, Communication Specialist Highlight

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Harry Zimmerman has worked with NITA as a Communication Specialist for the past three years.  Harry has worked with the Building Trial Skills: Pacific Program in San Diego in 2010 and 2011.  In June 2012 he assisted with the Building Trial Skills: Western Program in San Francisco.  He plans to participate again in October with the San Diego program.  He has backgrounds in law, acting, and directing.  If you are looking for a Communication Specialist for your program, he comes highly recommended and is willing to travel to programs.

Harry Zimmerman has 30 years of experience as a trial and appellate practitioner. He has tried more than 100 jury cases in the New Mexico state courts and handled hundreds of appeals from the California courts. When not teaching, acting, or directing, he operates a one-man trial and appellate practice in Albuquerque.

For more information about Harry’s stage career, read what he had below:

Directing Bio: “Speed The Plow”, 2012

A mere actor and Mamet fan, Harry limited himself to directing improvisers and children during his 16-year exile in Southern California.  Since his return to the Duke City in 2005, he has limited his directing efforts to adults.  His most recently directed projects were Out Comes Butch at the Box and the New Mexico premiere of Parted Waters at the North Fourth VSA Center. This is the first time he has directed at the Vortex, where he appeared as an actor almost 30 years ago and several times since, served on the board of directors several years ago, and contributed his hard-earned cash to the very rolling risers your asses are sitting on.  Harry has a genuinely deep affection for this space.  If the asses comment offends you, this show may not be for you.

Acting Bio: 2011

Formally trained at L.A.’s Odyssey Theatre, Kent State University, and San Diego’s Old Globe, Harry has appeared on stage at Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse theaters in San Diego, the Arizona Jewish Theatre Company in Phoenix, internationally with the Armenian Theatre Company, and in many Albuquerque venues.  Making his first appearance at the Aux Dog, his diverse roles include Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet and Roy Cohn in Angels in America.  Musical and comedy credits include Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, Lenny in Rumors and Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.  Film credits include Felon and television work includes Lifetime’s Sex and Lies in Sin City and Doc West for Italian television.  He was last seen as Greg Pierotti and other characters in the world premiere of Laramie Project: 10 Years After with Working Classroom.

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