Marianne Galloway is a passionate Dallas-based Director/Actor/Writer/Producer dedicated to the active development of experiences that amplify and celebrate the voice of the female perspective. In addition to touring the country with STIFF, she is the Director of Jessica Cavanagh’s SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR, the critically-acclaimed workshop production of which is running through June 10th in Theatre Three’s developmental basement venue (Theatre Too). She recently appeared Off-Broadway as Elizabeth in the NYC Premiere of LONE STAR/LAUNDRY AND BOURBON, and as the Woman in Red in J.J. Abrams' miniseries of Stephen King’s '11.22.63' (with James Franco). Next, she will reprise her role as Harper in ‘ANGELS IN AMERICA-PART 2: PERESTROIKA for Uptown Players at the Kalita Humphrey’s Theater, and direct the regional premiere of ONCE for Theatre Three. Other local acting credits include CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, RABBIT HOLE (Contemporary Theater of Dallas), LOVERS AND EXECUTIONERS (Circle Theater), and SILENT SKY (Watertower Theater). Local directing credits include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare Dallas), THE RECEPTIONIST (Watertower), LAWRENCE AND HOLLOMAN (Second Thought Theatre), WAITING FOR GODOT, MARISOL, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, and SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE (Risk Theater Initiative). She has directed at New York’s Cherry Lane Theater, and served as Assistant Director for Deaf West and Pasadena Playhouse. Awards/Nominations include multiple DFW Theater Critics Forum, Column, Dallas Theatre League, and Dallas Observer Reader’s Choice Awards. Affiliations: Risk Theater Initiative (Founder/Artistic Director), Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Directors Lab West, Gideon’s Feet (Board Member, www.gideonsfeet.org).
Shelby-Allison Hibbs interviews director Marianne T. Galloway and theatre administrator and actor Sherry Jo Ward about representation in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and what it’s like to create theatre with their unique physical challenges.