Captivating actress Marsha Regis is set to appear on stage at The Arts Club Theatre on Granville Island in Vancouver for a leading role in “Intimate Apparel” http://www.artsclub.com/20112012/plays/intimate-apparel.htm. In “Intimate Apparel”, Marsha plays Mayme, a prostitute in 1905 Manhattan. Mayme is one of Marsha’s favourite characters to play to-date. “It’s so easy to dismiss her as a tart from the Tenderloin. Instead, what we find out is that she has hopes and dreams and wants to be loved, just like everyone else,” Says Marsha.
Critics have said that Lynn Nottage’s beautiful play is the type of production that is, sadly, too rarely seen. With an intelligent script that doesn’t pander to stereotypes and trusts its subtext as well as its text, “Intimate Apparel” is an engaging and moving work that involves its audience from the moment it begins. The play opens on February 9th and runs through March 10th, 2012 at the Arts Club on Granville Island.
Most recently Marsha had the extreme pleasure to work alongside Stanley Tucci and Shia LaBeouf in the Robert Redford directed feature film, “The Company You Keep”.
Marsha states, “I grew up watching Robert Redford movies with my parents. He’s my mother’s absolute favourite actor. I was so excited to meet him and work with him. He was so kind and so warm; it was surreal. I felt so much love and integrity emanating out of him. It was quite a treat.”
Marsha has appeared in numerous feature films including “Watchmen”, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” “Battle in Seattle” and “White Noise”. Marsha has a long list of television series’ that she has appeared in including, “Smallville”, “Supernatural”, “Fringe”, “The L Word”, “Kyle XY”, “Davinci’s City Hall”, and “Level Up”, among many others.
Marsha also recently shot a supporting role as a Physicist on “The Philadelphia Experiment” for the SyFy Network. Many of her credits include TV movies including the recently aired “Christmas Comes Home to Canaan” and others such as “Possessing Piper Rose”, “To the Mat”, “Behemoth”, “Heavenly”, “Ice Quake” and “Polar Storm”.
Previous roles on stage for Marsha include the role of Mrs. Muller in John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt”.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Marsha grew up in a variety of world cities, including her birthplace, Washington D.C. and Ottawa, Canada. This talented actress can’t remember when she didn’t want to become a performer. Her influences came from many different artists but she particularly remembers Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video having a really strong impact.
Marsha has a double major in Communications and Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Her real passion were the theatre classes she took as electives. After University she moved to Vancouver to do a full-time program at the Gastown Actors Studio then studied part-time at the Lyric School of Acting for seven years where she continues to take classes today.
Residing in Vancouver, Marsha is the founder and Artistic Director of Rooted Theatre Productions (www.rootedproductions.com).The company is currently producing its second show, scheduled to go up in April. A sought after Personal Fitness Trainer by local actors training for a role as part of her regular clientele, Marsha also enjoys dancing, cooking and going to Jazz clubs and concerts, Marsha speak four languages: French, Creole, English and Spanish with English being her 3rd language.
Most recently Marsha worked alongside Stanley Tucci and Shia LeBeouf in the Robert Redford directed feature film “The Company You Keep”
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