Artist Profile

Reno, Nevada

Mary Bennett

Bennett, Mary

Teaching Artist Acting and devising theatre since an early age, Mary Bennett has worked professionally as a theatre and teaching artist for over 20 years. Her training experience includes: Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Training, American Conservatory Theatre Company, Dell Arte’ International Theater Company, Bay Area Theatre Sports, New York Stage & Film at Vassar College, The B-Street Theatre, and the dance, culture and masks of Bali. Mary teaches improvisation at Truckee Meadows Community College and works as a theater artist in residence throughout the West, teaching improvisation, movement, theatre, and mask making/movement for character creation and performance. She enjoys working as a Kennedy Center teaching artist and collaborating with teachers.

Mary is the Producing Artistic Director at Brũka Theatre in downtown Reno. She has created her own solo shows including Dorothy Parker . . . Shivering and Sighing, a piece incorporating the short stories and poetry of Dorothy Parker that won “Best of the San Francisco Fringe Festival.” She works as a stage and voice-over actor and has played many cherished roles including Shirley Valentine, Lady Macbeth, and Clara in the Buttcracker series. Mary has received numerous grants from the Sierra Arts Foundation and the Nevada Arts Council and was voted “Best Actor” in Reno’s News & Review eight times. She earned an Honorable Mention in Performing Arts from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship program.

Reno, NV 89501

Language Proficiencies
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Preferred Groups/Populations
Schools (grades pre-K-12), college, at risk, incarcerated individuals, ESL/ELL
Schools, colleges, theaters, communities, community organizations
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Professional Development Workshops: Teacher/Staff Training
Improvisation across the Curriculum; Improvisation for Teachers; Acting 101 for Improvisation; Improvisation, Team Work, and Creation