Assistant Dean, Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts
Marcieanna began working professionally on both Broadway and in Hollywood over 15 years ago. It all began as an associate for the late Benjamin Mordecai and August Wilson. Her early Playbill production credits include King Hedley, Jitney and If It Was [sic] Easy (Off-Broadway). She earned an M.F.A. in Producing for TV/Film at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts to foster her passion for the stage and screen. A few years later Marcieanna would have producing credit with Apples and Oranges Productions for the Tony Award-Winning New Musical, Memphis. She was an assistant in TV Lit Long Form at ICM, a talent agent in VO and Commercial at Special Artists Agency before landing an opportunity with Academy-Award nominated producers, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter (NOAH, DUNE), earning credit on such films as Godzilla and the animated feature film, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. All during her entertainment career, Marcieanna taught as an adjunct professor in both theatre and television/film programs at Nyack College in New York, and Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, and eventually became an assistant professor and chair of media and visual arts at the latter. As a writer, Marcieanna wrote and workshopped an original Zoom play with La Jolla Playhouse and her short screenplay, Imperfect Neighbor is currently in post-production. Directing credits include: Twelve Angry Jurors; an original play, Generous Rivals by Jean Klein, for Zeiders American Dream Theater in Virginia Beach, VA; Polly Teale’s Brontë, also at The Z; Lost in Yonkers (NY); Doctor Faustus (Costa Mesa); Counting for Thunder (Los Angeles); The Night of the Black Cat (Los Angeles); Employed (staged pilot, Fox Broadcasting Company, Los Angeles).