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Mary Resing

Active Cultures, the vernacular theatre of Maryland
Artistic Director
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Mary Resing, the artistic director of Active Cultures Theatre, is a playwright, director & dramaturg. The Maryland State Arts Council recognized her in 2012 with an Individual Artist Award in Playwriting for her signed/spoken musical Visible Language. Her work has been seen around the country on at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Hartford Stage, Ann Arbor Rep, Empty Space, New Dramatists, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth, and Source Theatre Company. A proud alumna of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Ph.D.Theatre), NYU (M.A. Performances Studies) and Spring Hill College (B.A. Humanities), Dr. Resing was a 2005-2006 US Fulbright Scholar to Armenia. She has served on panels for the Theatre Communications Group, Fulbright/CIES and The Rockefeller Foundation. Dr. Resing received a 2009 Individual Artist Award in playwriting from the Prince George’s Arts Council and 2005 Offstage Award in Dramaturgy from the League of Washington Theatres.

She believes local theatre is fresher, tastes better and is good for the local economy.