Board Chair

Marnie Larson Near

Marnie is a theatre and film producer currently producing her first feature film, Common Ground.  She studied acting and producing at Northwestern University as well as at ACT in San Francisco.  She earned her MBA at Duke University and spent much of her career in the field of marketing. Combining her passion for the arts with her strong business background, she produced an award-nominated production of Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery in 2019 for The Alchemy Theatre and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Zach Theater.