Marianna Bassham

Marianna Bassham, actor

General Info


Assistant Professor of Theater

Marianna Bassham joined the Conservatory in 2019 as an assistant professor of musical theater.

Marianna is a Boston-based actor and teacher, and has appeared in productions at SpeakEasy Stage Company, Huntington Theatre Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, the Nora Theatre Company, Underground Railway Theatre, the Gamm Theater (Rhode Island), Greater Boston Stage Company, and Boston Playwrights’ Theater, among others. She appeared off-Broadway in Playwrights Horizons’ production of I Was Most Alive With You, and her film and TV credits include Moonrise Kingdom, Castle Rock, Olive Kitteridge, and The Makeover.

She is a member of the Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s Resident Acting Company, and a recipient of the Elliot Norton Award (2009, 2011, and 2019).

She is a graduate of Brandeis University’s Master of Fine Arts in Acting program.

Recent Notable Work

  • Yerma, Romeo and Juliet (Huntington Theatre Company, 2019)
  • Small Mouth Sounds (SpeakEasy Stage Company, 2019)
  • I Was Most Alive with You (Playwrights Horizons, 2018)