The Catholic University of America

Marietta Hedges

Assistant Professor, Department of Drama

Marietta Hedges is an assistant professor of acting at Catholic University. She has worked as an actor in theatre, film and television in London, China, New York, San Francisco, and the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. Her credits include performances at The Shanghai Theater Expo, The Camden People’s Theater and at the Etcetera Theater Club, London, La Mama, The Connelly Theater, The Present Company, Jean Cocteau Rep and in The Ionesco Festival in New York, and regionally at the California Conservatory Theater, the Winter Harbor Theater and the Baltimore Theater Project. In 2005 Marietta co-created and performed in the docudrama, Fear Up: Stories from Baghdad and Guantanamo which received readings in Washington DC and London and was produced at the 2006 New York International Fringe Festival. In 2007 she originated the role of Tammy in Jack Gilhooley’s The Warrior, about an Iraq vet with PTSD. The Warrior was produced in Washington, DC and in New York. Most recently Marietta played the lead role of Red in a new theater piece about Little Red Ridding Hood which debuted in June, 2009 at the 5th Experimental Theater Festival in Shanghai, China. As an educator, she has taught in the BFA Theater Program at the University of North Texas and in many conservatoires and actor training programs in New York and California. Marietta has conducted classes and workshops in the Viewpoints and in the pedagogy of Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed at the American College Theater Festive, the New England Theater Conference, and the South Eastern Theater Conference and at the Shanghai Theatre Academy in China. Marietta holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University, where she worked with Anne Bogart, Andrei Serban, and Kristin Linklater.