Mara’s credits reflect a deep passion for contemporary works and the golden classics. Developmental/ regional highlights include The Band’s Visit (Playwrights Horizons), Nerds (Philadelphia Theatre Company) and Sam’s Room (Theatre Barn’s 2016 Impact Award). Favorite productions include Rent (Maureen), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), All Shook Up (Miss Sandra) and the international tours of Disney On Classic and Jesus Christ Superstar.
She originated roles at La Mama, FringeNYC and frequently collaborates with songwriters at BMI, Prospect Theater Company and NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program. A 2014 finalist in NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation, select concert appearances include Feinstein’s/ 54 Below, New World Stages and The Astor Room.
Mara is an Adjudicator for the National YoungArts Foundation and the 2011 recipient of the Young Alumni Service Award from University Of The Arts in Philadelphia. She resides in New York City.