The Arts as a Way of Life
Teaching Artist • Private Coach • Filmmaking Mentor
“Marlane always comes in completely prepared. I always know her choices will be the most interesting, fresh and thoughtful. She has grace coming into a room and grace when she exits and she always makes a wonderful impression on directors which I really appreciate.”
WENDY O’BRIEN, WENDY O’BRIEN CASTING: SONS OF ANARCHY,
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, ITS ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA
Stage to Screen Workshops
Marlane earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin, so she knows the unique challenges of translating theatre acting abilities to film and television.
With so many of the opportunities to be a working actor happening on the big and small screens, Marlane has taught courses and workshops at universities and regional theatres aimed at helping already talented actors launch their film and television careers as well as students who just want to enrich their lives through the arts.
Acting for the Camera - Graduate
Acting for the Camera - Teens and Youth
Acting I - Undergraduate
Voice and Speech - Undergraduate
Contact to bring her to your program!
"After working with Marlane, I now walk into casting offices with confidence that I am professional and know what I'm doing... I have gotten several callbacks at a Casting Agency [in Austin] that had not looked at me before. Now they keep calling me in. This is a true story. Thank you.”
MISCHA, MFA ACTING CANDIDATE: UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
NARRATIVE JUROR 2019, 2020, & 2021
Marlane has mentored on every level of the filmmaking process, including:
Producer for short films + independent pilots
Programming associate for film festivals
Narrative jury member at film festivals
Script editor for prominent competition and coverage company
Script consultant for award winning screenplays
Post-production consultant for feature films
Resume and recommendations avail.
Contact for coverage rates and other collaboration inquiries!
“Marlane knows how to impress in the audition room with strong, specific choices and a fully-formed character. I’m consistently impressed with her thoughtful take on roles, always bringing her individual sensibility
while keeping the tone appropriate for the project."
ELIZABETH BARNES, ELIZABETH BARNES CASTING (no relation) : GLOW - NETFLIX, LETHAL WEAPON, REVENGE - ABC
Perfect for the actor who wants to get started in film and television, Marlane's private coaching focuses on the basics of the business and delves into the technical requirements of acting in today's digital world - as well as what makes each performer unique!
Business Topics include:
Building a resume
Cutting a reel
Connecting with casting directors
Technical aspects of self-tapes
Acting Topics include:
Physicality and breathing
Working with props
Arc of a scene
Theatre to Film adjustments
And much more!