Arlene is a seeker, and has worked primarily as an actor, but has also ventured into the world of Teaching Artistry. 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 Law & Order, and the Fox TV show Jonny Zero. In theater, she was recently seen in Native Gardens at Arizona Theatre Company where she was nominated for A MAC Award- Best Actress, Comedy, 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. Other favorite theater credits include Jackson Heights 3AM- Queens Theater in the Park, 3 to a Session- Cherry Lane/Theater Row, How Could You- Signature Theater and A Christmas Carol- Virginia Stage Company. In the world of writing, 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. Arlene is classically trained, and has a BFA from SUNY Purchase, where she won the Directors Award for Acting. She also trained with the NY Neo Futurists, Wynn Handman, HB Studios, and the Pig Iron Theater School for Professional Development.