RBC Emerging Artists – featuring Marie Mahabal - Shaw Festival Theatre

RBC Emerging Artists – featuring Marie Mahabal

We are pleased to introduce you to Marie Mahabal, one of the 2020 Season’s RBC Emerging Artists, a program dedicated to the artistic development of young ensemble members.

This is Marie’s second season at The Shaw. Here’s your chance to get to know her better.

Q Which Shaw Festival Company member were you most excited to work with?
A I was most excited to work with Diana Donnelly on The Russian Play (2019). Diana and I sat down for a coffee before rehearsals started to discuss the show and my character and I knew from then I was going to be in for a wild ride. That show is one of the proudest artistic achievements of my entire career.

Q What is your dream role?
A I have a few dream roles. Eliza in Hamilton, and Natasha in Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. Representation on stage is so important and these shows have been trailblazers for accurately representing humanity and showcasing people of colour in the forefront.

What has been your biggest lesson at the Shaw Festival so far?
A Balance, in my work and personal life. During a regular season the number of projects on the go, along with an eight-show week schedule can be gruelling. Knowing when to take time and leave space for stillness is a huge lesson I learned. This pandemic has shown me the beauty of stillness and calm.

RBC Emerging Artists are supported by the RBC Foundation.

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