Mary Elizabeth (“MB”) Scallen uses she/her pronouns. She was last seen at the Wilma as Hannah/Ethel Rosenberg/Rabbi and others in Angels in America. MB recently celebrated her 29th year in the resident company at People’s Light. Other local theaters include the Arden, 1812 Productions, the Lantern, Act II Playhouse, PlayPenn, Juniper Productions, Interact, Bristol Riverside, and Gretna Theatre. Out-of-state theaters include East Lynne Theatre Company (NJ), Weston Playhouse (VT), Mill Mountain Theatre (VA), and the former North Carolina Shakespeare Festival.
Latest roles include the Nurse in Shakespeare in Love, and the villainess Lady Nottingham in Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto (People’s Light); The Elder in Indecent and Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret (Arden); a variety of sassy women in Broads (1812); and Williamina in Silent Sky (East Lynne.)
MB also teaches acting, serves as a text coach for actors, project manages arts initiatives, and writes for nonprofits. She leads professional development workshops in communication skills, giving and receiving feedback, cultural competency, and more for an international medical education foundation called FAIMER. She holds a BA in Psychology and a BA in Theatre from the University of Michigan, and an MFA in Acting from Temple University. She lives in Ardmore, Pennsylvania with stage manager Tom Shotkin, as well as a lazy old dog and a crazy young cat.