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MARNI PENNING AEA / AFTRA / SAG
Height: 5'3" - Hair: Dark Brown
Weight: 115 - Eyes: Green

REGIONAL THEATRE

SIX YEARS
Peg
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival - Dir. Hal Brooks)
LORENZACCIO
Catherine de Medici
The Shakespeare Theatre (Dir. Michael Kahn)
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Luciana
The Shakespeare Theatre (Dir. Douglas C. Wager)
AFTER ASHLEY
Ashley (1)
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Dir. Lee Mikeska Gardner)
BIG DEATH AND LITTLE DEATH
Mom
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Dir. Howard Shalwitz)
MACBETH
Lady Macbeth
Georgia Shakespeare Festival (Dir. Drew Fracher)
MACHINAL
Helen
American Century Theater (Dir. Lee Mikeska Gardner)
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Adriana
Folger Shakespeare Theatre
THE MINEOLA TWINS
Myra/Myrna (2)
Human Race Theatre Co.
GASLIGHT (ANGEL STREET)
Mrs. Manningham
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Hermia
Maryland Stage Company (at CenterStage)
HAMLET
Hamlet (2)
Cinicnnati Shakespeare Festival (CSF)*
LOVERS & EXECUTIONERS
Julie/Frederic (3)
CSF
TAMING OF THE SHREW
Kate (3)
CSF
AS YOU LIKE IT
Rosalind
CSF
STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Shelby
Wayside Theatre (Dir. Warner Crocker)
 
1: Helen Hayes Award Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress
2: Best Actress Nomination, Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEA)
3: Best Actress Award, CEA
*Founding company member; 9 seasons, over 35 productions

NEW YORK THEATRE

THE WHITE DEVIL
Isabella
Director's Company (Dir. Erica Schmidt)
NOT OUR LAST HURRAH
Gretch
The Production Company (Dir. Josh Hecht)
SUBWAY TRAIN (musical)
Conductor/Crystal/Danger
The Players Theatre (FringeNYC)
TRUEMYTH (Advocate Ten Best of 2001)
Robotic Kid
Blue Heron Arts Center
BURY THE DEAD
Morgan/Joan/Reporter
American Theatre of Actors
DEATH SONG/TEETOTUM
Artemis/Captain Cory
The Lady Cavaliers (at Theatre for the New City)
THREE-WAYS
Lisa
Altered Stages

FILM/TELEVISION

"THE SOPRANOS"
Diminutive Woman (U/5)
HBO (Dir. Tim Van Patten)
MONA LISA SMILE (w/Julia Roberts)
Art History Student
Columbia Pictures (Dir. Mike Newell)
"SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE"
Martha Stewart Looter (featured)
NBC
"MY SEXIEST MISTAKE"
Waitress (U/5)
Oxygen Network (Dir. John Sherman)
THE CHECKER
Susan (lead)
NYU (Dir. Tommaso Pagliai)
UNINVITED
Joanna (lead)
Myriad Arts (Dir. Jonathan Betzler)
JUST REWARD
Leslie (lead)
Myriad Arts (Dir. Jonathan Betzler)
"CHECK IT OUT" (series)
Co-Host
Fairfax, VA Cable
 

COMMERCIALS/VOICEOVER Reel and VO demo available - Conflicts available upon request

TRAINING BA, James Madison University

On Camera: Peter Miner, Bob Lambert, Ted Sluberski
Stage Combat: k. Jenny Jones, Drew Fracher, Doug Mumaw
Shakespeare: Ralph Cohen, Miles Anderson (RSC)
Voiceover: Marla Kirban, Pat Fraley (animation)
Voice: Speech: Rocco Dal Vera, Lucinda Holshue
Singing: Katy Pfaffl
Corporeal Mime: Christopher Eaves
Auditioning: Marci Phillips

SPECIAL SKILLS

Waltzing - Samba - Baby Cries - Cartoon voices - Loud convincing laughter
Able to sing & move well (soprano with belt) - Yoga - Crochet - Driver's license (stick shift)
Roller skating - Photography - Earprompter/Teleprompter
Stage Combat: Rapier & dagger, cutlass, quarterstaff, unarmed
Dialects: American Southern, British, Cockney, Irish, Brooklyn, French

Career includes 49 productions of 23 of Shakespeare's plays.