A graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (NYC), Marybeth has acted on stage and on camera for over 30 years. She has enjoyed being a concert and recording artist, workshop facilitator, and writer in New York City, Seattle, Chicago, and South Bend, Indiana, her home since 2003.
When her sister, Becky, died in 2010 from medical issues pertaining to anorexia nervosa, Marybeth began writing as a means of processing her grief. She realized that putting her experience on stage would be a powerful way to advocate, educate, and liberate; to be a voice for those struggling with eating disorders and those who love them.
In 2015, Marybeth took a class with Chicago-based writer, solo artist, and mental health advocate, Arlene Malinowski www.arlenemalinowski.com, who became a co-developer of GUTS: The Story of BooBoo & Me.
Marybeth's work was honored as one of just 13 shows chosen to premiere at the 2017 Chicago Solo Show Festival, hosted by Three Cat Productions; it played to a sold-out house.
In 2015, Marybeth's oldest sister, Havron, died of medical complications due to binge eating disorder.
Please contact Marybeth to discuss booking opportunities. She'd love to hear from you!