My website looks back at the past to more clearly form my vision for a future. Perhaps it can serve as both my calling card and a jumping off point for conversation with You, the viewer.
Below is a partial summation of my professional work. It’s a start.
In over forty years of performing credits on stage and screen, Marnie’s roles range from leading ladies, (Camelot, The Killing of Sister George, The Glass Menagerie, to name a few,) to character roles. Her screen work includes the recent Hits, directed by David Cross and chosen for Sundance Film Festival 2014, the film Jack Goes Home, shot in the fall of 2015, and hit shows, ER, Murder One, Wonder Years, and a recurring character with Mark Harmon and Marlee Matlin on Reasonable Doubts. Her Los Angeles stage work garnered both Dramalogue and Garland Awards.
In 2002, she was awarded the Berrilla Kerr Playwrighting grant. Marnie’s writing and directing centers on the development of new plays. That work began with Merely Players in New York, which launched the careers of Jose Rivera, David Hyde Pierce, and Jeffrey Hatcher. She originated many roles in her career, most recently Emily in the world premiere of The Realization of Emily Linder at New Jersey Repertory Company. She is a current member of PLAYS IN PROGRESS, a new play collective in Hudson, NY. She collaborates with photographer/husband Jeff Jacobson on articles published internationally, as well as multimedia pieces, using her poetry and music.
Her 30 years of directing projects range from a modern translation of Trojan Women, chosen by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles for an international conference of classical theatre scholars and professional companies, to a production of Fifth of July at the University at Albany, NY, awarded ensemble and technical awards for the students by the American College Theatre Festival.
Marnie’s Guest Artist stints included playing Amanda in The Glass Menagerie and directing The Mousetrap. She worked as dramaturge on the dance project, View from the Hudson, funded by the Geraldine Dodge Foundation. Other teaching stints include NYU, University of Southern California Graduate Film School, and OK State University. Unions: AEA/SAG/AFTRA/UUP