Marilyn appeared on Broadway in Clothes for a Summer Hotel by Tennessee Williams directed by José Quintero, Play Memory directed by Hal Prince, and Open Admissions by Shirley Lauro for which she was nominated Best Actress by the New York Drama Desk. A member of Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York and Los Angeles, and formerly Artistic Director of the Newport Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island, she has been involved in the development of many new plays as actor and director. Extensive regional theatre credits include Actors Theatre, Louisville, for whom she toured with the American Theatre Exhibition to Rumania and Poland. Numerous guest star appearances in film and television include a starring role on Law & Order submitted for Emmy Nomination. Marilyn has added writing to her theatrical endeavors. Her first play, Tea in Winter, was a finalist in the Short Play Festival, Actors Theatre, Louisville, and produced at Highways in Los Angeles in the Third Annual Festival of New Work by Women. She is a member of the New York League of Professional Theatre Women and Co-Chair of their New Play Festival devoted to developing new work by women.
MFA in Directing and Acting Mason Gross School of Performing Arts, Rutgers University, 1974
BA in Theatre Arts Douglass College, Rutgers University, 1960