Mount Union Graduate Acting in Hollywood
October 31, 2012
ALLIANCE, Ohio—For Mount Union graduate Rebecca Honett ‘03, Starving in Hollywood is a dream come true. Having graduated from Mount Union summa cum laude with a double major in music and theatre, Honett is now living her dream both acting and writing professionally in Hollywood, CA.
Honett is currently busy producing and starring in the sketch comedy variety show Starving in Hollywood, of which the pilot episode is due out soon. The television show is being produced by Shameless Redhead Productions, a film and new media production company “specializing in the adventurous” that Honett and her husband own and operate. She is scheduled to co-star in a new sci-fi webseries, Pulse, in production soon.
Honett’s passion for theatre was obvious at Mount Union, where she participated in numerous productions including Midsummer Night’s Dream, Working, Guys and Dolls, Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds and Dancing at Lughnasa.
“Mount Union provided an environment for me to experiment with a wide variety of career options,” said Honett. “I believe that the college experience is about discovering more about yourself, and Mount allowed me to do this.”
While at Mount, Honett was involved in the Mount Union Choir and Fire Engine Choir, Mount Union Players, Dynamo, Pi Kappa Lambda and worked in the costume shop all four years. Through her deep-rooted involvement in the arts, she also received the Music Faculty Award and the Mount Union Player’s Hall of Fame Award in addition to being a choir letterman.
“I was able to take voice and piano lessons, perform regularly on stage both theatrically and musically, gain experience working in the costume shop and learn valuable behind-the-scenes skills in stagecraft, stage management and publicity,” said Honett. “My teachers also helped prepare me for the auditions that lead me to being accepted to Longy School of Music for my masters.”
After receiving her masters and moving to New York City, Honett further explored her musical and theatre interests by teaching voice lessons, stage managing and becoming a professional company member with the American Mime Theatre.
“At an open casting session, I was signed by my first agent for on-camera work,” Honett said. “I built my experience acting in several commercials, student and independent films.”
Previous lead roles for Honett include the Lost Zombies drama No Candles, Frank Caruso P.I., and web series Tüte Voller Kinder.