Just Be Your Authentic Self
with Actor & Writer Jill Dalton
Jill Dalton is a actor and writer. Jill’s memoir, My Life in the Trenches of Show Business: Escape to New York – Act 1 on
Amazon.com. It has a five star rating and was #1 in Acting and Auditioning for several days. Her essays have been published in Auntie Bellum Magazine, Delmarva Review, Evening Street Review, The MacGuffin, Pine Hills Review, and Progressive Activists Voice.
Her plays, Collateral Damage (2014) and Whistle-blower (2015) were both semi-finalist in the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Her solo play, Lizzie Borden Live! was commissioned by the East Lynne Theater Company in Cape May, NJ, where it had its world premiere (August 2007), and a successful and critically acclaimed
six-week run. Tony and 4 time Emmy winning Orchestrator and Composer, Larry Hochman, did original music for the piece, and Ms. Dalton won the 2007 Jacoby Award for her portrayal of Lizzie.
Jill has also written and performed two other solo plays: My Life in the Trenches and Calling on God. These works were
performed at: Surf Reality, Dixon Place, Womenkind Festival, Solo Arts, Hudson Guild, The Field, New York Fringe Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Int’l, l Midtown Festival (best of the fest), 78th Street Theater Lab, the Kitchen Theatre (Ithaca, NY).
Her acting credits include: FBI, Things Heard & Seen, The Looming Tower, Succession, Braid, Too Big to Fail, Law & Order, All My Children, As the World Turns, Another World, One Life to Live, Saturday Night Live, Veronika Decides to Die, Rachel Getting Married, and Oliver Stone’s Wall Street.
She consulted with William Hurt on his portrayal of Hank Paulson in the HBO film, Too Big to Fail and he was nominated for an Emmy.
She spent 4 1⁄2 years honing her skills as a stand-up comic, and is the recipient of the Mary Jo Comedy Show Award for most promising newcomer in NYC.
In 2019, Jill was selected to be a part of the PERFORMING ARTS LEGACY PROJECT (PAL) developed at the Actors Fund. PAL is an online platform to document and represent performers’ careers and save our national legacy.
Prior to coming to New York she was an Artist-in-Residence with the Metropolitan Arts Council in S.C. Her mime troupe, HOMEMADE MIME, toured the southeast and Puerto with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the S.C. Arts Commission.
Jill is a member of SAG/AFTRA, AEA, and the Dramatist Guild
I Was a Cheerleader in Hitler’s Stadium (Will appear in a year in Evening Street Review)
No Business Like Show Business (Will appear in Vol. 14 – November ’21 of The DelMara Review)
What’s Your Porno Name? (Will appear in Vol. 37.3. of The MacGuffin)