SCARED SKINNY: a one (hundred pound lighter) woman show


Performer / Writer


ary, winner of the 2010 MAC Award for Outstanding Female Comedian, is a bundle of hilarious contradictions; with an angelic smile and a tough, New York-Italian attitude, she tells it like it is. Her sweet face coupled with her energetic delivery makes Mary a favorite with comedy club audiences. You may have seen her luminous smile on Comedy Central, VH-1, HBO’s Chris Rock Show, NBC’s Today Show, sketches on Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, interstitial stand-up for American Movie Classics Network, and in dozens of national commercials. Her stand-up was featured on Comedy Central’s SAST and she is the series studio warm-up act for The Graham Norton Effect, also on Comedy Central. She performs in clubs nation wide and was featured in The New York Underground Comedy Festival, Toyota Comedy Festival, Staten Island Comedy Festival, The Italian Chicks Comedy Tour and Ladies of Laughter. Mary is winner of the 2008 Gracie Allen Award presented by American Women in Radio and Television. The Gracie honors exemplary contributions of individuals who have encouraged the realistic and faceted portrayals of women in entertainment, commercials and featured programming. In theaters, Mary plays Connie the Maid of Honor in Tony and Tina’s Wedding, Polly on New York Undercover and appears in various other television and film roles. Mary is a contributing writer for various shows, including the award-winning PBS documentary “Fat”, in which she also had a starring role.

After achieving and maintaining a weight loss of 115 pounds, Mary “exemplifies the hard work people do to lose pounds and stay healthy.” Weight is the defining battle of Mary’s life and the “hysterical heart of her comedy.”





hristine, director of SCARED SKINNY has also directed solo shows including Asian Belle in The MIdtown International Theater Festival, Maybe Later (Tongue in Cheek Theatre), Make-out Queen (Emerging Artists Theatre), Drug Buddy (Assistant Director, Cherry Lane), Fiddler on the Roof! (Hamilton, NY), National Abolition Hall of Fame and In Your Company (Colgate University). Christine’s acting credits include, but are not limited to, The Cycle (finalist for HBO short films), Sister, Sister, Party of Five, General Hospital, Moesha.

She is a writer, producer, and performer (solo-show Baby Cow, FringeNYC 2008)







Lighting Designer


ia, lighting designer for SCARED SKINNY, has a professional theatre career that spans over two decades. She makes her home in New York City now and collaborates with several different theatre companies.

Her Off Broadway design includes Made in Heaven at The SoHo Playhouse, Passage Through Light and Shadow at Theatre at St. Clement’s. Her favorite Off-Indie credits are Dog Act, Venus Observed, Universal Robots, Jacob’s House and All The Rage.

Kia is the resident lighting designer at Manhattan Theatre Source and lighting director for Estrogenius since 2007. She also designs lights for events and concerts at The Asia Society, working with international artists Yeondoo Jung, KODO drummers and Indian Dance. Regionally Kia works as a returning guest artist at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington.




Theater Consultant


isa, actiing consultant for SCARED SKINNY, was nominated for two LA Weekly Awards. She directed premiere works by Eve Ensler, Alexandra Gerstn and George F. Walker among others. Lisa has directed in NYC and regionally at Origin Theatre Company, Rattlestick, HB Playwright’s Foundation, Home for Contemporary Art, Alice’s 4th Floor, HERE Theatre, The Company at American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Actor’s Space, Capital Repertory, Axial Theatre Company, Fleetwood Stage, Schoolhouse Theatre and Saint Genesius in LA.

Lisa has adapted and directed Chekhov’s The Black Monk and Connelly Theatre in NY. Her short film “The Query” played at Cannes. Lisa has an M.A. and B.F.A from NYU Tisch.









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