Tricia Bestic is a professional actor/singer that teaches the Art of Theatre and Acting at Kent State University since 2009, as well as offering private coaching. She is a proud member of both the Actors’ Equity Association and Sag-Aftra Unions. She holds a BA (Communications and Political Science) and a Post Baccalaureate degree (Education) from John Carroll University; MFA in Acting, Kent State University, and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov acting technique. Theatre credits include: Steel Magnolias, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Trying, Respect…A Musical Journey, Unbeatable, and Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit at Playhouse Square. Locally she has been on stage at The Cleveland Playhouse, Porthouse Theatre, Cesear’s Forum, The Beck Center, Dobama, and Blank Canvas (Sally Bowles, Cabaret). Commercial/Film work includes: the PBS mini-series The War That Made America, Tammy the Tum's waitress, Foot Locker, and national voiceovers for Kleenex, Walmart, Dannon, Huggies, Nestle, and McDonald’s. She will be in the upcoming regional premiere of the Tony nominated play, “Hand to God” at Dobama Theatre.