Teacher, Associate Director & Assistant Producer
Mari has gained ISTD, RAD and LAMDA qualifications as part of her lifelong performing arts training. She completed her professional training at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2017, achieving a BA (Hons) in Acting. During her time there she gained experience in performing disciplines; acting, dance, singing and stage combat to name but a few. She has an excellent understanding of the arts industry as she is regularly working and auditioning for productions and projects.
Since graduating she has toured with a Theatre in Education company raising awareness of CSE for secondary school children. Her recent credits include ‘Sarah’ in ‘Arth’ a short film for the Iris Film Festival aired on S4C and BBC iPlayer.
Mari has a wealth of performance experience and has worked with Aberystwyth Arts Centre for many years. She has been in professional productions of Oliver!, My Fair Lady, The King and I and Hairspray. Mari has also appeared in productions of Far From The Madding Crowd, The Tempest, Dr Faustus and Oh What A Lovely War.
Other credits include: Frau Hudetz in ‘Judgment Day’, Julia in ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’, Veronica in ‘The May Queen’, Myrrhine in ‘Lysistrata’, Lady Anne in ‘Richard III’, Susanna Walcott in ‘The Crucible’, Nicest Kid in ‘Hairspray’ and Beauty in ‘The Dreaming Beauty’.
Mari made her directorial debut with The Arts Centre Telford in 2014, working as Assistant Director on TACT’s production of Twelfth Night and as Co-Director on The Witches. Mari went on to be Co-Director on TACT's production of The Amazing Journey. In 2015, Mari played the role of the Baker's Wife in VIP's production of Into The Woods at Oakengates Theatre. Most recently, Mari was seen as Patsy in Spamalot and she is directing our 2018 production of Scrooge the Musical.
Mari loves taking all her experiences and knowledge and using it to educate and inspire children and young people in the arts. She believes storytelling and performance has amazing power to improve a person’s understanding of the world and treasures the opportunity to see that happen at TACT.