Mary Elizabeth Scallen
Member since 1991
Mary Elizabeth Scallen came to People's Light in 1991 after earning her MFA from Temple University. She has served as an actor, Artistic Associate, teaching artist, Arts Discovery project manager, dramaturg, Shakespeare text coach, and communications writer. Favorite productions here include The Winter’s Tale (Emilia/Ensemble), Legacy of Light (Olivia), In The Blood (Amiga Gringa/Beauty), The Merchant of Venice (Portia), The Memory of Water (Mary), Quint & Miss Jessel at Bly (Miss Jessel), Hard Times (Louisa/Ensemble) and Getting Near to Baby (Aunt Patty). She has also worked with The Wilma Theater, The Lantern, The Arden, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, PlayPenn, The NC Shakespeare Festival, Gretna Theatre (PA), Weston Playhouse (VT), and Mill Mountain Theatre (VA). She teaches acting at The University of Pennsylvania, and communication skills/interactive teaching at FAIMER, an international medical education foundation headquartered in Philadelphia. She lives in Ardmore with Philadelphia stage manager Tom Shotkin.