Artist Profile

Reno, Nevada

Mary Bennett

Bennett, Mary

Mary Bennett is currently the Producing Director of Brüka Theatre in Reno and divides her time between Producing/Acting/Directing and working as an actor and theatre Artist in Residence throughout the West Coast teaching improvisation, movement, theatre and mask and improvisation. Training includes: American Conservatory Theatre - San Francisco, Bay Area Theatre Sports, Dell Arte' International Theatre Company (Northern California & Bali, Indonesia), New York Stage & Film at Vassar College, The B Street Theatre in Sacramento and Kennedy Center training as a teaching artist.

Bennett has created two solo shows and SEAMS: A Theatrical Piece Of The Aids Quilt that has raised monies for local organizations and has received numerous grants and been voted best actor in Reno's News & Review nine times, twice runner up in the Nevada Arts Council Fellowship and received the 2013 Sierra Arts Foundation Fellowship. She has worked with local and regional companies including The Reno Philharmonic, The Reno Jazz Orchestra and The Sierra Nevada Ballet. Bennett also artistically directs and organizes the Carson City Ghost Walk and Ghost Walking Tours.