Arlene is an actor, educator and producer. She's made appearances in film, television, and the stage. The feature film What it Was (lead) played at the Urban World Film Festival and is currently streaming on Amazon. Television credits include Gotham, Law & Order, and the Fox TV show Jonny Zero. Favorite theater performances include Native Gardens at Arizona Theatre Company where she was nominated for A MAC Award- Best Actress, Comedy, Evensong at Astoria Performing Arts Center- nominated Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role for New York Innovative Theatre Awards, Mourning Sun, and After the Crowds, which was named as a New York Times "Critics Pick." Arlene has done considerable work on original productions. This involvement ranges from being the first person to breathe words into a character, to collaborating in the development process, to being a co-creator and assistant producer. Her collaborative work includes the award winning Skype Duet- an internet based interactive and international performance piece. Arlene reached a career dream when she performed abroad in Burgos Spain as a lead character in La Noche de Los Asesinos. Arlene co-wrote and performed a short play for Woodlawn Historical Society and also performed her original performance piece Pluck the Sun at iati Theater in the Village and off Broadway at New World Stages. She is also co-founder of Liberation Arts Collective, a multidisciplinary arts organization. Arlene is classically trained, and has a BFA from SUNY Purchase, where she won the Directors Award for Acting. She's trained with the NY Neo Futurists, Wynn Handman, HB Studios, and the Pig Iron Theater School for Professional Development.