An award-winning actress and playwright based in NYC. Her self-produced play, The Other Mozart, had a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run at HERE Arts Center and in London at St. James Theatre, and has been touring in the US, Canada, and in Europe. She received the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Solo Performance in The Other Mozart, and Off Broadway Alliance Award nomination for Best Solo Performance. She played Bob Dylan in the OBIE Award-winning The West Village Fragments — by Peculiar Works; Ophelia in The Ophelia Landscape — with Mira Furlan at the Mark Morris Center; Hamlet in Hamlet — an all-female version of the play, which she adapted and directed herself; she has performed at La Mama, Cherry Lane, Ontological-Hysteric, Dixon Place and The Ohio Theatre. As a member of the Bats at the Flea Theater she starred in Seating Arrangements — co-written by Sylvia, directed by Eric Pold of Gob Squad. Sylvia is also a violinist (acoustic and electric violins – Irving Plaza, The Knitting Factory, CBGB’s, Joe’s Pub) and has composed scores for dance and theater (Merce Cunningham Studio, La Mama). She is a graduate of New York University, with extensive training at the Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler Institutes, in Michael Chekhov technique, and at The Grotowski Institute in Poland. 2018 Baryshnikov Arts Center Bogliasco Foundation joint Fellow.