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Marlee is a New York City based director, theatre artist, devisor and storyteller whose work focuses on inclusivity with a strong visual aesthetic. She is drawn to work that thematically examines otherness (whether it be race, culture, gender, or ability) and celebrates difference. As the daughter of a deaf adult, Marlee passionately strives to create innovative and accessible theatre for all.
Marlee is currently a Participating Artist & Active Member of Underground Skills Exchange (USE), founded by Laura Betz and Kelly Kirkley, where she developed a reimagining of the classic 'Cyrano' as the company's inaugural Development Lab Director and Artist.
Dedicated to pursuing inclusion in the arts, Marlee has worked as an Artistic Associate for New York Deaf Theatre (NYDT) alongside Artistic Director, JW Guido. Marlee champions work of deaf artists and supports #DeafTalent. As an Artistic Associate with NYDT, Marlee coordinated producing collaborations with Playwrights Horizons for NYDT's Sam Edwards New Play Development Series, with the mission of providing space for deaf playwrights to create and explore ideas. She has worked as an Associate to Kim Weild, founder and Artistic Director of Our Voices (O.V), after having assisted the American Sign Language production of Harold Pinter’s A Kind of Alaska in 2013 at the inaugural NY Live Arts/Live Ideas Festival: Celebrating the Worlds of Oliver Sacks.