A new musical about life, love, and head injuries.
Marie Guinier – I was first bitten by the acting bug as a teenager when my sister Sary Lupe encouraged me to participate in a community theater project that worked with a correctional facility. I continued to explore performing and now enjoy the challenges and rewards of acting and dancing in film, TV and on stage: Off-Broadway, (Driving on the Left Side, The Diva and The Rapper), in Regional and Community theater (The Morningside Players), and with Pan African dance companies in the US and abroad (Dakar, Senegal). I’ve often found myself in works based on historical figures, (NJINA, The Queen King), that included dance, pageantry and music. Nominated for an IRNIE in Boston for my role as Patience in Patience of Nantucket, I also won an Addison for the same role. Recently I’ve explored more modern themes, including cancer, body enhancement, gender issues and suicide (Vera in Pete the Girl), and currently as the mother in Dogboy & Justine, exploring issues around societal acceptance of sexual behavior and physical and emotional differences. I acknowledge and am grateful for the blessing to continue in the ancient tradition of story telling – through acting and dancing in theater and film.