Mara’s credits reflect a deep passion for contemporary works and the golden classics: Maria in Love’s Labour’s Lost at Utah Shakespearean Festival, Adelaide in Guys & Dolls at Great Plains Theater, Maureen in Rent with Gallery Players and the understudy for Sally and Myrtle in the regional premiere of Nerds at Philadelphia Theatre Company.
She toured North America with Jesus Christ Superstar and sailed to South America and Antarctica with Showroom at Sea. In New York, she originated the role of Debbie in D’Arcy Drollinger & Chris Winslow’s Mr. Irresistible at La MaMa.
Mara recorded and performed the works of Ryan Scott Oliver, Katie Thompson and Scott Alan. She also enjoyed developing new works at BMI, Playwrights Horizons, Prospect Theater Company, 54 Below and NYU’s Musical Theater Graduate Writing Program.
Mara is a contributing author to So You Wanna Be A Superstar?, an audition guidebook for teens. As a recruiter for YoungArts, she gives classroom presentations in the tri-state area.
She is a graduate of The University of the Arts and a recipient of the Young Alumni Service Award. Mara resides in New York City.