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"As a writer and a woman of color, I find myself in a position to help creators who have differing backgrounds from my own. Working together, we find a fresh perspective with regard to any parts of your storytelling involving marginalized groups. Basically, I'm here to bring new awareness to your script.
The content we consume shapes how we see ourselves in the world. As writers, that gives us great power for positive change in how those who are under-represented are portrayed in popular culture."
Marisa was recently featured in Forbes for her work with Final Draft on their new diversity and inclusion software.
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Marisa Kennedy is an actor, a screenwriter, an educator and an advocate for social justice.
A member of both SAG and Actor's Equity, Marisa has performed on Broadway (MATILDA at the Shubert Theatre) and in dozens of plays around the country (including the national tour of BILLY ELLIOT). She has been seen on television with appearances in MR. ROBOT (USA), GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS), and the scripted sketch comedy FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE (TruTV).
As an educator, Marisa has taught for Lincoln Center Education, The Joffrey Ballet School, and Broadway Classroom to name a few. In 2016, Marisa was named Music For Autism's Spotlight Artist for spearheading concerts for autistic children in the New York City area.
She has earned multiple certificates and credits for her studies in Social Justice, Moral Philosophy and Constitutional Law.
Kennedy is the co-writer of an acclaimed web series pilot which has screened in more than a dozen film festivals and she has two pilots in development: VIRGINIA BANKS and BUNDLED. She consults as a script editor for industry professionals and has worked with Emmy and Tony Award winning writers, composers and actors for the past decade.
C O N T A C T
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