Fern Sloan has been a professional actress for over 40 years. In New York City, she was seen Off-Broadway at the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theatre and as Hannah Jelkes in The Night of the Iguana at the Equity Library Theatre. She has appeared in leading roles at numerous regional theatres in the US and Canada, including Lavinia in Mourning Becomes Electra, Ruth in The Homecoming, and Lyuba in A Play by Alexandre Solzhenitsyn at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minnesota.
She has also appeared as Masha in The Seagull at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey, and Irina in The Three Sisters in Cincinnati. Ms. Sloan appeared in many original productions at the HB Playwrights Foundation in New York City during its inaugural years with Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof. She is co-founder and co-artistic director ot The Actors’ Ensemble. She has been seen in many roles with the ensemble including Sarah Bernhardt in Memoir, Queen Marguerite in Ionesco’s Exit the King, Fanny in Painting Churches, Gertrude in Hamlet, and Mary Tyrone in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. She was on the faculty of the former Michael Chekhov Studio in New York City and has taught workshops in the US, Canada, England, Ireland, Croatia and Germany.