Mary Tuomanen

People’s Light: Arthur and The Tale of the Red Dragon, Ghosts. Theatre Includes: Company member of radical theater ensemble Applied Mechanics (We Are Bandits, This Is On Record), founder of playwright's collective Orbiter 3. Her solo work (Hello! Sadness! and Saint Joan, Betrayed) has been featured at the Kimmel Center, The Annenberg, FringeArts and the University of Pennsylvania Penn Radicals conference. In 2017 she was the Haverford College Friend-In-Residence and received the 2017 Virginia Brown Martin Philadelphia Award for her play Peaceable Kingdom, a fantasia on Quaker/Lenape relations in 17th century Philadelphia. Her play Marcus/Emma (Interact Theater, originally titled Marcus Garvey and Emma Goldman Have Hot Hot Sex) was nominated for Best New Play at the 2017 Barrymore Awards, where she was honored as the F. Otto Haas Emerging Artist. Named Best Theater Artist by Philadelphia Magazine in 2014, she works extensively with devised theater ensembles including the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, with whom she originated the role of young Andy Warhol in their collaboration with Opera Philadelphia, Andy: A Popera. Most recently: Alison in the Arden Theater's production of Fun Home