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Mary Cutler

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February 5, 2016
 

Biography

"Mary Cutler, notably, turn[s] in fantastic performance[s]..."

Review of HELEN at 20% Theatre Company

by CHRISTOPHER KEHOE, TC DAILY PLANET
February 05, 2011

Résumé

EXPERIENCE
ACTING--Twin Cities
IN the RESTROOM at ROSENBLOOMS-Clare; Dir. Wendy Resch Novak
STEEL MAGNOLIAS with Yellow Tree Theatre-Clairee; Dir. Anne Byrd
"MIDSUMMER" with Minnesota Shakespeare Company-"The Tree"; Dir. Mikel Clifford
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Lyric Arts-Aunt Martha; Dir. Dann Peterson
HELEN at 20% Theatre Company-Servant; Dir. Leah Adcock-Starr
BORN YESTERDAY at Theatre in the Round-Maid; Dir. Dann Peterson

DIRECTING--Twin Cities
UNRAVELED for Theatre Unbound
MOONLIGHT And MAGNOLIAS for Bloomington Civic Theatre
WILLY WONKA for S.O.A.R. Regional Arts
ANNIE for Eden Prairie Players
QUILTERS for Buffalo Community Theatre
OUR TOWN for Park Theater Company of St. Louis Park
JEFFREY for Brazen Theatre Company

Selected Acting roles:
Barefoot in the Park-Mrs. Banks
Remembrance-Theresa
Twelfth Night-Sir Toby Belch
The Comedy of Errors-Aegeon
Nunsense II-Rev. Mother
Nunsense I-Rev. Mother
The Tempest-Prospero
Hay Fever-Clara
The Watch on the Rhine-Anise
Macbeth-Witch
Dracula-Dr. Seward
Ghosts-Mrs. Alving
Something's Afoot-Miss Tweed
Two by Two-Golde
Never Too Late-Wife
My Fair Lady-Mrs. Higgins
The Importance of Being Earnest-Miss Prism
Pippin-Granny
Last of the Red Hot Lovers-Jeanette
The Front Page-Mother
Life with Father-Clara
Dark of the Moon--Miss Metcalf Off-Off Broadway-NYC

Mad-Hatters' Theatre Troupe, founding member-actress/teacher/writer
1980-85 nationally recognized educational/improv troupe

Productions Directed:
Educational theatre--University of North Dakota & Bowling Green State University
MUSICALS
South Pacific
A Little Night Music
Kiss Me, Kate!
Merrily We Roll Along
Quilters
SHAKESPEARE
All’s Well That Ends Well
Love's Labor's Lost
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Romeo and Juliet
CLASSICS
Bus Stop
The Man Who Came to Dinner
The Royal Family
Private Lives
The Importance of Being Earnest
Hay Fever
Bell, Book and Candle
CONTEMPORARY
The Laramie Project, Kaufman/Tectonic Theatre (ACTF “Ensemble” award)
JoNell Johnson and Ruthie Mapes, Carol Wright Krause
Censored on Final Approach, Hazel Phylis Snee, (nominee for Reg. V-ACTF)
Hannah Free, Claudia Allen
The Abdication, Ruth Wolff

Professional and Community
Musicals
The Gift of the Magi-True Grist Dinner Theatre
The 1940's Radio Show, revue adapted by M. Cutler-McGuire's Dinner Theatre
How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying-Lakeshore Community Theatre
The King and I-Paw Paw Village Players
Celebration-Kalamazoo Civic Players
A Funny Happened on the Way to the Forum-Kalamazoo Valley Community College Theater
Little Mary Sunshine-Kalamazoo Community Youth Theatre,
The Point-Kalamazoo Children's Theatre
Annie-Comstock Community Theatre,
The Music Man/Grease-Galesburg High School
Contemporary/Classics
Talley's Folly-Thunder Bay Theatre
Murder at the Howard Johnson's/No Time for Sergeants-Mountaineer Dinner Theatre
Barefoot in the Park-Lakeshore Community Theatre
The Owl and the Pussycat-Sister Lakes Playhouse
A Thousand Clowns-Battle Creek Civic Theatre
Getting Out-Kalamazoo Civic Players
You Can't Take It With You-Paw Paw Village Players
The Contrast/Butley-Kalamazoo Civic Players
A Flood of Memories. By Francis Ford.
an original play produced by ND’s Museum of Art to commemorate
1997 Red River Flood

Directing Intern at Kalamazoo Civic Players-1975-76

Dialect and Audition Coach
Remembrance, Northern + Southern Irish. Director: Sandra Lindberg
Anything Goes, Brooklynese. Director: Michael Ellison
O! Pioneers, Swedish, Slavic, French. Director: Sandra Lindberg
Irene Ryan Acting Competition American College Theatre Festival Region V

EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Theatre - Bowling Green State University, 1992

Master’s Degree in Theatre Arts - Illinois State University, 1975

Bachelor’s Degree - Western Michigan University, 1973
Communication Arts & Sciences &-English Education magna cum laude

TRAINING Alexander Technique Institute-Los Angeles-Six Week Intensive
With Michael Frederick, Lyn Charlsen, Francis Marsden, Babette Markus

Alexander Technique-California Workshop, Santa Barbara
With Michael Frederick, Lyn Charlsen, John Nicholls, Frank Ott

Alexander Technique Summer Residential Course, Sweet Briar College, VA.
With Michael Frederick, Lyn Charlsen, Glenna Batson, Meade Andrews, Barbara Kent

Patsy Rodenburg's
•“Shakespeare’s Text for Actors and Directors” Workshop, NYC, 2002
•“Intensive Workshop on Voice and Shakespeare’s Heightened Language," NYC, 2003

North Dakota Teachers of Singing Workshops: “The Belt” by Dr. Cayce Benton-Miami; “Alexander & Learning Techniques” by Babette Lightner-Twin Cities

AWARDS