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Marisa has been the co-producer of the monthly event, Act Up!
A networking opportunity for writers and actors of color to share their work and meet with industry professionals.
Held at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, run by Hip Hop Film Festival and sponsored by Final Draft.
She was also an Executive Producer for the web series pilot, Single Rules.
W R I T E R
Marisa is currently working on a feature and a television series of her own titled Bundled.
She was also the script editor for Single Rules Season 1, ep 101 - 105:
A fiercely optimistic entrepreneur sets out to improve her life and find that one person to share it with. Her idealism and passion help her conquer her goals while landing her in trouble with love.
Best Web Series
Made in NY, DaaF Comedy
Best Urban Narrative Short film
Best New Urban Filmmaker Short Film
Web series - Comedy Finalist
a d v o c a t e
Marisa is the owner of
The Diversity Editor LLC.
She is a speaker and educator on the topic of Diversity & Inclusion in the TV & film industry
and applies her unique perspective to bring added integrity to scripts, production teams, networks, and theaters.
She currently consults exclusively for HBO within television & film and is developing training for theatres
in collaboration with an Intimacy Director and a Cultural Coordinator.
Learn more at www.TheDiversityEditor.com.
Marisa was featured in Forbes in May of 2019 for her work with Final Draft on their
diversity and inclusion software launched in the same month.
Marisa is certified in Mental Health First Aid.
In a world where it is hard to just exist as someone from a marginalized community, she feels it important to listen
without judgment. Her training helps her support those in need.
Marisa has participated in The Playmaking Show with the youth organization 52nd Street Project.
She has also had the opportunity to teach for Lincoln Center Education, The Joffrey Ballet School and Broadway Classroom. This has involved teaching music and dances inspired by current Broadway shows as well as teaching songs from the 60's to young people who then perform with the original singers from The Cookies, The Jaynettes, Reparata and The Delrons and more.
Marisa was named the 2016 Spotlight Artist for the charity Music For Autism
for spearheading the most concerts that year.
She has earned multiple certificates and credits for her studies in Social Justice,
Moral Philosophy, and Constitutional Law.
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Mr. robot on usa
single rules highlights
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).
She is the voice of Olivia, The Kahuna of Akala Island on the popular animated series, Pokémon.
Marisa Kennedy is a member of both SAG and Actor's Equity.