Marielle Duke

  • Marielle Duke

Marielle has been a director with Boomerang Theatre Company, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Manhattan Theater Source, World Theater Day and Metropolitan Playhouse, among others. She is the Artistic Director of Adaptive Arts Theater Company, a non-profit theater company that uses both an educational and production-based model to make theater more accessible to individuals with Invisible Disabilities. With Adaptive, she’s directed a devised adaptation of Goehte’s Faust, Mensch’s All Hail Hurricane Gordo, Brecht’s Good Woman of Setzuan, Barrie’s Alice Sit by the Fire, and multiple workshops for their “Autism Initiative” program. As an educator, she has spent the last decade in NY teaching students from 1 to 80 years old. Along with her educational journeys, she’s developed and implemented curriculum for theater residencies across the five boroughs for neurotypical and neurodivergent learners. She’s spoken across the country on ways to create accessible theater performance for populations with disabilities. Currently, she’s the theater specialist and department chair at La Cima Charter School. She’s thrilled to be back with Brooklyn Acting Lab this Spring!