Mara McEwin

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Industry Arts
Occupation Artistic Director
Location New York City, New York, United States
Introduction Originally from Wyoming, Mara co-founded Treehouse Shakers. She has written, directed, and sometimes acted in Treehouse Shakers' 15 original dance-plays, 6 of which are on a rotating tour. In 1999, Mara co-created Niñopalooza, an all day rock concert for kids, and Niño Nada, a festival of children’s theatrical work acclaimed by the New York Times. Awarded “Best Storyteller of New York” by the NY Press, Mara has performed throughout the U.S. and is the featured teller for F.I.T’s Toy Design Depart, and has been a teller for Baby Gap, Miramax, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Turtle Pond Publications, Chocolate Sauce Publishing, The Tribeca Film Festival, to name a few. Currently, she is a writer, voice-over artist and story consultant for Activity Works, an interactive educational web series for classrooms across the U.S. Mara was also the subject for a qualitative dissertation on the inclusion of storytelling in the classroom by Dr. Barb O’Neill. Some favorite acting credits include; Bloomsday on Broadway, featured on NPR and The Sandpiper at Symphony Space. She has performed with MTC, Playwrights Theater, Eugene O’Neill by-the-Sea-Festival, Provincetown Playhouse, among others.
Interests Hanging with my family, writing, acting, storytelling, producing, tree hugging, creativity loving, and searching for the perfect life balance.
Favorite Movies Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf, Harold & Maude, Old Boy, Bubble Boy, City of Lost Children, Drugstore Cowboy
Favorite Music Coltrane, Miles Davis, John Legend, Nina Simone, Missy Elliott, Ryan Adams, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Prince
Favorite Books Alice Munroe, Anthony Doer, Leonard Shlain, Margaret Atwood, Alice Walker, Howard Zinn, Kurt Vonnegut, Deepak Chopra