ACTRESS
MUSICIAN
JUGGLER
PUPPETEER

ARTS EDUCATOR
and CREATOR of
HER IMAGINATION

MarLa B

The short story is - I have a lot of different talents, passions and interests!  I am dedicated to uplifting younger generations so they can develop their authentic voices and their ability to express their ideas and use their creative powers for the highest possible good.

 

Now here is the long story!

 

Marla Brennan was born and raised in Oshawa, Ontario Canada. The youngest daughter of two loving parents, teachers and community leaders, Marla had a magical childhood of stories, miniature worlds and outdoor adventures.

She was greatly inspired by Canadian authors, artists, live performers and TV personalities she encountered as a child through the loving attention of her parents and three older sisters. She has eight nieces and nephews and has devoted her career to entertaining and educating young audiences. 

Marla has been a guest in over 600 schools as a performing artist and educator. In 2007 she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance - Acting from the Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto, Canada. Also a student of the French theatre master Philippe Gaulier, Marla specializes in character work and physical comedy.

 

Shortly after graduating from University, she began sharing her one-person juggling show in libraries, teaching workshops and she spent 6 seasons performing family theatre shows with Mirador Theatre in Muskoka, Ontario.

 

In 2012 Marla was the lead puppeteer and clown with the Canadian Opera Company in the production Love From Afar.

 

Between 2011 -2015 Marla toured a one-person mask show by Faustwork Mask Theatre, playing over 25 characters in French and English, travelling to over 400 schools and sharing her

expertise with diverse Canadian  communities including Indigenous and First Nations schools throughout Canada.

 

As an educator, Marla taught at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto and with the Toronto District School Board from 2013-2017.

Between 2015-2017 Marla toured with Dufflebag Theatre, performing in over 200 schools as an actress in improvised fairy-tales and classic stories playing over 30 characters

in 15 different shows.

In 2018, Marla's first musical recording was released with Canada Covers Tom Petty, a tribute playlist to the great songwriter. Marla also plays ukulele, guitar, she is a songwriter, a new rapper and dabbles on the piano, the djembe and loves to freestyle! 

 

 

From 2019 - 2020 Marla was living in West Los Angeles working at Ecole Claire Fontaine, a private french daycare, as a Special Projects Teacher. She was performing regularly at the Mar Vista Farmer's Market as The Juggling Chef and performing her original music.....and then along came a pandemic, followed by Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer.

 

Cancer changes everything. And for Marla, it has made her more powerful, passionate and on purpose.

You should contact her!

 

Marla is a millennial so the fastest way to reach her is by text at

310-658-1812 

or Instagram message @marlaohmarla

Email marla.brennan@hotmail.com