Mary Beth Menna is an actress, playwright, and director. Originally from Bucks County, PA, Mary Beth was raised on a diet of Shirley Temple movies and classic musicals, which inspired her to embrace the performing arts at a young age.
After completing her BA in Acting and Directing at DeSales University, Mary Beth travelled across the Atlantic, to London, where she played roles such as Lady Macbeth at the Pavlova House and performed stand up for raucous British crowds.
Mary Beth continued her pursuits in Los Angeles and New York, working in television, commercials, and independent films. She trained in improvisation at the Groundlings as well as UCB, and went on to earn her MFA in Acting from UCLA.
As a writer, Mary Beth’s plays, which highlight female comedic skills, have been produced in both Los Angeles and New York.
Currently, she serves as the Artistic director of Ark Theater Company.
Mary Beth has studied under Alfred Molina, Mel Shapiro, Salome Jens, Gil Cates and Bobby Moresco, among others. Her passion for teaching a broad range of disciplines is only matched by her excitement and enthusiasm to be part of Studio School.
BA, DeSales University, Theater and Directing
MFA, University of California Los Angeles, Acting