“It’s my joy to have us both experience the “game of make-believe”. It’s really so simple: you believe it; the audience believes it. My goal is to make you enjoy going from “safe seats” in the audience to going on stage and enjoying that special experience! No fear of failing! Make mistakes: that’s the only way you truly learn and grow. Let’s journey together!”
Has taught children for over 20 years at HB Studio. She directed many productions at HB Playwright’s Foundation including the annual Christmas show, THE SECOND SHEPHERD’S PLAY, cast entirely with children and most recently WHAT ARE OUR KIDS THINKING?, cast with eighteen teenagers. In 1990 she went to Los Angeles where she taught acting to children at The Chandler Studio with Charles Nelson Reilly—he worked with adults, she with children—coaching many young actors for roles in television, film, and theatre. During that time she was the assistant to Judd Hirsch, working with him on the television shows, DEAR JOHN, GEORGE AND LEO, and REGULAR JOE. She worked on the Broadway productions of A THOUSAND CLOWNS starring Tom Selleck and IN MY LIFE. Marlene teaches privately and coached the two young actors in the CBS series BLUE BLOODS.