Tonya is a DC-based actor and educator. She has a strong background in Shakespeare and other classical work, comedy, as well as new play development.
Credits include: Folger Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Round House Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre, Theater J, Constellation Theatre (Helen Hayes Lead Actress nomination for The Skin of our Teeth); Mosiac Theater Company, Solas Nua, 1st Stage, Imagination Stage, Cleveland Play House, Cincinnati Playhouse, Fulton Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, Public Theatre of Maine, Purple Rose Theatre, Human Race Theatre. She is also a company member at Taffety Punk Theatre Company.
Dialect Coaching credits include: Theater J, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co, Round House Theatre, Rep Stage, Imagination Stage, Constellation Theatre, Longacre Lea, Anacostia Playhouse, and she is the resident dialect coach at Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts.
Tonya is on the theatre program faculty at George Washington University and at Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts.