...an unusual and demanding lead role; a monster of extreme innocence, horrific curiosity, the ability to impersonate others precisely in several accents, strong gymnastics skills and powerful, expressive singing. MaryBeth portrayed this monster with captivating immediacy. Although physically stunning, MaryBeth never ‘posed’ to convey a point. With each rehearsal and performance, I witnessed her transformation as she allowed herself to become the believable animal of this character. Her performance was necessarily beautiful and grotesque. Her instincts required little direction.
MaryBeth brings great light and shade to her performances- being able to be soft and nuanced when necessary and bold and extravagant when required.
photo by Greg Buyalos