Marietta Hedges is an Associate Professor and Head of the MFA Acting Program. She teachers both undergraduate and graduate acting classes as well as classes in Viewpoints, Socio-political Theater and Theater of the Oppressed. She received her MFA in Acting from Columbia University where she trained with Anne Bogart, Kristen Linklater and Andre Serban. Marietta has worked in London, China, New York, San Francisco, and the Baltimore/Washington D.C. /VA area at The Shanghai Theater Expo, The Camden People’s Theater and at the Etcetera Theater Club, London, La Mama, The Connelly Theater, The Present Company, The Ionesco Festival in New York, NY International Fringe Festival, DC Fringe and regionally at the California Conservatory Theater, the Winter Harbor Theater, Theater of the First Amendment, and the Baltimore Theater Project among others. She played the role of Karen in the HBO award winning film Money Matters. Marietta co-created and performed in the docudrama, Fear Up: Stories from Baghdad and Guantanamo produced in NYC. She originated the role of Tammy, an Iraq vet with PTSD, in Jack Gilhooley’s The Warrior which had runs in both Washington, DC and New York. She originated the roles of both of Viola Liuzzo and Tommy Rowe in in Catharine Filloux’s Selma ’65, based on the true story of slain civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo and undercover FBI informant, Tommy Rowe. Selma ’65 premiered at La MaMa and went on to tour nationally. Most recently Marietta performed original written solo work in Roundstone, Ireland and performed with the Living Theater in, A Day in the Life of the City, New York City.