Marian Licha | Bio
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Voice-Overs by Marian Licha

Marian Licha is an award-winning actor, playwright, and storyteller from San Juan, Puerto Rico. In her longstanding relationship with Arena Stage, she’s performed in Anna in the Tropics (directed by Jo Bonney) as Ophelia, in Destiny of Desire as Sister Sonia and in Celia and Fidel (directed by Molly Smith) as Celia. She has performed at The Kennedy Center, Round House Theatre, Gala Theatre, Provincetown Theatre, TOMI Theatre, The Capital Fringe Festival among others.

Some of her TV and film credits include Step Up 2 (directed by Jon M. Chu) Homicide, (directed by Tim Hunter), America’s Most Wanted, Comedy Central (directed by Tim Bierbaum), and Americanish (directed by Iman Zawahry) which premiered at Sundance in 2023.

She produced and co-wrote her one-woman show, Frida Vice-Versa to a sold-out audience at The Capital Fringe Festival, at The Chautauqua Festival, and other venues. She received an MCAC Theatre Fellowship and the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artists Award.

As a storyteller, Marian created a program called, A Magical Journey into Latin America, which combines folktale stories from Puerto Rico, her personal anecdotes, and short bilingual songs in an engaging program that lifts the spirit with humor and life lesson from the oral tradition. She was a guest at the New York’s Kids radio show.

She has extensive voice-over experience for commercials, narrations, political and public announcements as well as dubbings.

Most currently as a playwright, she wrote a solo show called The House.  It’s a humorous depiction about letting or not letting go of a house full of stories, wild animals and a fixer/handyman.  She was a member of Playwrights’ Arena 2017-2018 where she developed Friends, a series of short plays about Latinx undocumented immigrants living in the shadows.

She studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and George Washington University. She also received her master’s degree in Educational Theatre from New York University.  She studied improvisation and comedy with Gary Austin from The Groundlings and Michael Gellman from Second City.

She’s a proud member of SAG/AFTRA, EQUITY, The Dramatists’ Guild of America and Producer’s Handy Dandy.