Wendy-Marie received her MFA in Playwriting from the Playwrights Lab at Hollins University and a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College as well as a certificate in theatre performance from the Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA). She also holds a graduate certificate in Directing New Work from Hollins University as well as a graduate certificate in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio University. Between her undergrad and graduate studies, she spent ten years in Germany teaching, performing, creating/directing original theatre, having children, doing stand up comedy, playing the accordion, writing novels & plays and generally enjoying life abroad.
Since returning to the States in 2007, Wendy-Marie has continued to work with emerging artists, helping them find their path as a singer, actor or writer while acting as Business Manager of a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art performing arts center in California and teaching theatre history at the Pacific Conservatory Theatre/Allan Hancock College. In 2018 she moved to Ohio and where she completed her PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts & Theatre at Ohio University and is now chair of the undergraduate theatre department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Wendy-Marie finds her life to be full of wonderful people and experiences ...and never, ever boring!