“My first experience with OBP was a little different than most. I was a part of the San Diego cast with some of my closest friends from school as a way to make up for our main-stage production being cancelled. We had a few months of rehearsals, and in those months, I fell absolutely in love with the world and the characters. It was such a wonderful time of joy and camaraderie that I was absolutely devastated on our closing (and only) performance; I thought that would be my last opportunity to live in this universe! Well, Tory didn’t allow my one experience to be my last, and I have been a Pathologist ever since! Having the show to look forward to, in all its iterations, has brought something to love to this very difficult year and I am forever grateful for that. Plus, even though it was only less than a year ago, each reading makes me nostalgic for the excitement and discovery of my first journey with some of my favourite people by my side.”
Based in San Diego, California, Mary Rose is currently working towards her degree in Theatre Performance at San Diego State University. Some of her favorite credits include Eponine (Les Misérables), Maria (Sound of Music), Mrs. Wormwood (Matilda), Young Violet (Violet), and Katherine (Freaky Friday). Awards include Broadway San Diego Awards Best Actress 2019, Jimmy Awards nominee 2019, NYA Best Supporting Actress 2019/2020, NYA Best Leading Actress 2017, Playwrights Project finalist for co-writing an original musical, For the Love of Theater, performed at San Diego Emerging Fringe 2017. When not in her Zoom Room, she is usually out with her horses prepping for the next eventing competition, or attempting to play piano. Follow her on Instagram for all sorts of *quality content*.