Avery Clyde has been working in the theatre since she was 8 years old. She caught the bug in the 5th grade production of Snow White where she played Happy one of the seven dwarves. The director showed a video of rehearsal and pointing to the screen she said "See what Happy's doing? Do that." That was it, she was hooked.
OVATION AWARDS RED CARPET (Actress Avery Clyde & director Shirley Jo Finney were nominated for STICK FLY by Lydia Diamond. Stick Fly won for Best Ensemble and Best Director.
R e v i e w s
"As for Clyde and St. Amant, they’re so perfectly cast, their roles so deeply inhabited, we forget they’re acting and just get carried along as two emotionally stunted intellectuals eminently illustrate their own behavioral hypothesis..."
"Avery Clyde’s Masha is among the finest Chekhov performances I have ever seen, vainly covering her bleeding scab of a soul with a heart-rending bandage of laughter."
"...dry-edged Stephanie (Avery Clyde, atop her game) confesses to husband Max (a winning Adam Mondschein) that she’s almost strayed...."
"Avery Clyde is a revelation as the delicate Babe, whose childlike voice and farfetched whimsies barely mask the hysteria she lives with day to day. ...Avery Clyde, who was so chilling as a colorless young mother in Trilemma's Bash..."
"Clyde captures the heart-wrenching duality of a woman mourning the lost opportunities of her past and that of her never-to-be-cured child."
"Equally important is the slow emancipation of the inner being of Catherine, and Clyde gives a convincing performance as the suppressed heiress progressively struggling to find her own voice and identity."
"St. Amant and Clyde make an edgy, endearing pair, handling the brainy humor and behavioral hairpin turns with considerable nuance."
"Clyde is a bright spot in the cast, sharp and funny as the bitter Masha, and John Achorn is similarly strong as her garrulous father."
"Avery Clyde is equally striking as Masha, bringing the many facets of the character fully to life."
"One of the Razzie Players is Avery Clyde, whose jewelry, and scene stealing sketch at Sporty LA kicked off the show."
"Flip’s girlfriend is a stunning white woman, Kimber Davies (played by Avery Clyde), who confidently displays all the typical pseudo-liberal attitudes of her Peace Corps generation and earns the immediate enmity of almost everybody else, especially Taylor."
"There's solid acting from Avery Clyde as Julie; she's particularly expressive in the chillingly empty looks she gives when her father is talking to Frank."
"Clyde's sensually charged Stephanie exudes a tangible sense of friction when trying to break through Max's cerebral aloofness." (page 7-8)
"Then there’s Mara Lynn Doddson (an effectively jangled Avery Clyde), the North Carolina housewife whose homecoming queen days have given way to a disappointing marriage and a son with serious health problems."
"You are my quintessential Masha."
Bob Verini (VARIETY), in the green room after the Seagull.