Carmen Zapata

Angry Jellow Bubbles

Deaf West Theatre

L.A. Women’s Theatre Festival

Ruskin Group Theatre

Adilah Barnes

Michelle Mania

Kaz Matumoro

Marianne Murphy

Terri Roberts

Evelyn Rudie

Sheila Scott-Wilkinson

MARIANNE MURPHY's acting, directing and teaching career has taken her throughout the nation and overseas. She has been seen or heard on stage, film, television, radio and print. Her stage roles include Evelyn Briggs in "Independence" and Martha Livingston in "Agnes of God." She has been seen on sit-coms, "All My Children," "Guiding Light" and other day time television.
Marianne Murphy has a BA from UCLA’s Theatre Department and an MFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. She has taught college theatre and communications. She worked and studied in NYC for many years where she was a member of a self-producing theatre group for original works, Polaris North.
A native Californian, Marianne returned to the Los Angeles area 5 years ago. She especially enjoys participating in the development of new plays and playwrights and helping to create characters that have never been on stage before. Most recently Marianne spent a semester teaching at Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan, where she also directed an original play.
Marianne is one of the UCLA Theater Department’s most loyal and engaged donors. The Marianne Murphy Women & Philanthropy Play Reading Series offers student playwrights an opportunity to see and hear their work performed. The series supports the creation of new theatrical works that explore the contributions of women to society. Established in 2002, the series has become one of the highlights of UCLA’s theater program, providing first exposure to an audience and a stepping-stone to the world of professional production.