Marlene is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign’s acting program. She is originally from Houston, Texas. After moving to the Chicagoland area, Marlene became a gold medalist for the NAACP ACT-SO competition for dramatics. Since then she has served as the casting and artistic administration intern for Timeline theater, worked at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and participated in the New playwrights workshop with the Definition Theater Company. She is excited to be working with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks!