Marissa will be making her Birdland Jazz Club debut in The Lineup, hosted by Susie Mosher with musical director Brad Simmons, on January, 15th, 2019. Save the date and get your tickets here!
9.18.18 Booking: Birdland Jazz Club Debut
Marissa will be acting and singing in the multi-media theatre production and literary salon, The Alchemy of Imperfection, www.thealchemyofimperfection.com, October 3rd and 4th at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (tickets available here). It has been performed in Los Angeles, Paris and Boulder and is making its New York City premiere. This multimedia theater ensemble by Writer/Director Cara Cruickshank explores gender dynamics in the #MeToo era, illuminating female experiences that defy cultural boundaries, the quest for grater freedom and how men can be allies. Performance followed by a panel discussion: How Can Men Support Women to Speak Up and Be Seen?
9.16.18 Booking: Play, The Alchemy of Imperfection
Marissa will be a guest on the podcast Dress for the Podcast You Want, hosted by David Andrew Laws of the theatre company Hamlet Isn't Dead. Marissa's episode will be out on iTunes and SoundCloud on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dress-for-the-podcast-you-want/id1409993596?mt=2
7.9.18 Interview: Guest on Podcast, Dress for the Podcast You Want
Marissa booked a lead, and the title character, in the feature film What Will Lucy Do Next? written and directed by Tom Whitus, produced by Silver Hills Pictures, and also starring Conrad Bachmann.
6.30.18 Booking: Feature Film, What Will Lucy Do Next?
Marissa booked a print job for New York City based Fashion Designer Claudia Amaya's fall line.
6.22.18 Booking: Print, Fashion Designer Claudia Amaya
Marissa booked a print gig for Belvedere Vodka.
6.18.18 Booking: Print, Belvedere
Marissa booked a leading role in They Told Me To Use It, written by Dan Evashevski, which will have a staged reading at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival on Tuesday, August 21st at 5pm. For more information and tickets, please visit www.broadwayboundfestival.com.
5.10.18 Booking: Play, They Told Me To Use It, with an upcoming Staged Reading at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival
Marissa booked a leading role in the developmental workshop for the play Jet of Blood, directed by Mari Moriarty.
4.23.18 Booking: Developmental Workshop, Jet of Blood
Marissa booked a gig at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, singing Soprano in composer Dana Levinson's piece at the Songs By Us Concert. Songs By Us is Musical Theatre Factory’s Women/Trans Representation Roundtable.
4.22.18 Booking: Concert at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
4.3.18 Booking: Editorial Modeling for B1 Fashion & Art Magazine
Marissa booked an editorial modeling gig for B1 Fashion & Art Magazine.
Marissa booked a Guest Star on Broadway On Deck, an exciting new web concert series that will be airing on the All Things Broadway YouTube channel. Once a month they bring the stars of tomorrow to your computer screens singing the tunes of The Rigano Songbook. All Things Broadway is a Facebook group with over 58,000 members that brings together theatre fans in a fun, accepting, and educational manner.
3.9.18. Booking: Web Series, Broadway On Deck
Marissa attended the Philip K Dick Science Fiction Film Festival at Village East Cinema, pictured here at the World Premiere of Alterscape with Serge Levin, Jeff Solomon, Charles Baker and Olan Montgomery.
2.23.18 Events: Film Festival Attendance
Marissa booked a leading role, Gina, in the pilot Les Fashionables, which is shooting this spring in New York City and is produced by Willard Morgan and Daniel Scot Kadin and written and directed by Daniel Scot Kadin.
2.13.18 Booking: Pilot, Les Fashionables
Marissa booked a print modeling gig with photographer and renowned virtual reality filmmaker Kevin Cornish of Moth + Flame.
1.15.18 Booking: Print Modeling for Photographer and Renowned Virtual Reality Filmmaker Kevin Cornish
Marissa booked a print modeling campaign for the jewelry company Ice Rocks.
1.6.18 Booking: Print Modeling Campaign for Jewelry Company
Marissa booked a print modeling gig for makeup artist By Lali.
12.5.16 Booking: Print Modeling Gig for Makeup Artist
Marissa was interviewed for Backstage Magazine's "I Got Cast" feature for her recent bookings.
11.14.17 Press: Backstage "I Got Cast" Interview
10.16.17 Booking: Short Film, "Mirror"
Marissa booked a leading character, Sophie, in Mirror, a short satirical film that takes a classic narrative of a girl's sleepover to a dark place by replacing one of the girls with an inanimate object. Written and directed by Jessica Mastro. Marissa will be shooting in New York City in November and December.
10.2.17 Premiere: Short Film, "Never Give Up"
Marissa was proud to participate in the creation of a short film that combines her love for artistry and advocacy. Never Give Up features a highly diverse cast of seven adolescents and young adults who examine the shared and unique challenges faced, mistakes made, and growth attained in the struggle to transcend legacies of developmental trauma. Unexpectedly insightful, unsentimentally poignant and always real, Never Give Up is an offering of collective wisdom, inspiration and hope for young people ensnared by adverse life experiences such as chronic neglect, violence, abuse, bullying, and exploitation from seven peers and mentors who came just before them and found their way through. This ground-breaking product developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) specifically for youth. Done in partnership with the world-renowned Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute (JRI), Aldelphi University, Northwestern University and Healing TREE, which Marissa founded.
9.29.17 Booking: Short Film, "Prophecy"
Marissa booked the female lead, Lucile, in the short film Prophecy, a crime thriller with surrealist horror, loosely based on the arc of Macbeth. Prophecy tells the story of a Japanese American Yakuza member who murders his way up to the top, and is consumed by his own paranoia. A 16mm film production by Chris Chen. Marissa will be shooting in Connecticut in October.
9.23.17 Website Launch
Marissa's new website launched in September of 2017. Check back often for updates!