Marilyn A. Busch

Marilyn A. Busch

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Over the years Marilyn has worn more theatrical hats than she can count: actress, director, costume designer, playwright, make-up artist, comedienne, publicist, marketing guru, graphic designer and chauffeur, a talent that comes in handy to this day. A true Rhode Island girl, Marilyn saw her first musical at Theater by the Sea, fell in love with acting after having Looking Glass Theater visit to her school, spent her summers with Cumberland Company and received her BA in Theater Performance from RI College. Over the years Marilyn has worked with Trinity Rep, AS220, Perishable Theatre, Community Players, Alias Stage, National Black Theater Festival and has written for Providence Monthly, The NicePaper and more. Follow her on Twitter @madbusch or shoot her an email at marilynbusch@gmail.com.

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Articles by Marilyn A. Busch

Strength in Musical Numbers in Pro-Union
October 19, 2016 No Commentby

Strength in Musical Numbers in Pro-Union “Cradle Will Rock”

  Marc Blitzstein’s Depression-era pro-union musical The Cradle Will Rock has always held an almost mythical “bad boy” spot in ...

2nd Story’s Ladies Man Reaches New Levels of Hilarity
October 3, 2016 No Commentby

2nd Story’s Ladies Man Reaches New Levels of Hilarity

  I have a confession to make, mes amies. I am a sucker for a good bedroom comedy. Yes, a ...

Before We Begin: Zen and the Theater of Mind and Body Maintenance
June 11, 2016 No Commentby

Before We Begin: Zen and the Theater of Mind and Body Maintenance

  For most of us, our daily lives are full to the brim with the stress of our “daily grind.” ...

Why Is Women's Work Never Done? Festival51 Women’s Playwriting Festival Takes Aim at the Issue Many American Theaters Want You to Ignore
June 1, 2016 No Commentby

Why Is Women’s Work Never Done? Festival51 Women’s Playwriting Festival Takes Aim at the Issue Many American Theaters Want You to Ignore

According to a 2014 study, only 17% of the plays produced on US stages are written by women. As well-known playwright ...

After Hit Season, Historic Greenwich Odeum Is Taking the Summer Off for a Facelift
June 1, 2016 No Commentby

After Hit Season, Historic Greenwich Odeum Is Taking the Summer Off for a Facelift

  Fresh from a milestone season filled with months of sold-out shows, the Greenwich Odeum is doing what every 90-year-old ...

Hats, Pants and All Skirts off! Don’t Miss Academy Players’ Fabulous Spring Awakening
May 19, 2016 No Commentby

Hats, Pants and All Skirts off! Don’t Miss Academy Players’ Fabulous Spring Awakening

  I have good news, some bad and a teeny glimmer of hope for those looking for a hot night ...

Wilbury's Murder Ballad Belts Out a Burning Tale of Love, Sex and Betrayal
April 20, 2016 No Commentby

Wilbury’s Murder Ballad Belts Out a Burning Tale of Love, Sex and Betrayal

With Murder Ballad, The Wilbury Theatre Group’s latest in-your-face rock musical, set designer Josh Christofferson has dressed down their Broad ...

Murder on Us: A Q&A with Artistic Director John Thayer
April 13, 2016 No Commentby

Murder on Us: A Q&A with Artistic Director John Thayer

Marilyn Busch: Your shows are literally a laugh a minute – how much of that is scripted and how much ...

Sans Everything Is a Delightfully Quirky Close Encounter of the Theatrical Kind
March 8, 2016 No Commentby

Sans Everything Is a Delightfully Quirky Close Encounter of the Theatrical Kind

Not five minutes into the new “sci-fi” play Sans Everything, a very lanky, very nude and very bearded man rolls ...

A Violently Funny Skull in Connemara at The Gamm Theatre
March 7, 2016 No Commentby

A Violently Funny Skull in Connemara at The Gamm Theatre

Playwright Martin McDonagh has often been described as “one of today’s most important living Irish playwrights,” a fact that casts ...