Marni Penning Coleman (actor/writer) Marni is an audiobook narrator, playwright, acting coach, two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, and other-award-winning multi-hyphenate who co-founded Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in 1994 (over 35 roles, including Juliet, Kate, Rosalind, Beatrice, and Hamlet). Recent credits: Admissions at Studio Theatre; The Agitators; Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies at Mosaic Theatre; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Book of Will at Round House; Are You Now..., The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek at MetroStage. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Folger, Washington Stage Guild, Orlando Shakespeare, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and Georgia Shakespeare. Film: "Mona Lisa Smile". Television: "The Sopranos", "Saturday Night Live", "All My Children", "Guiding Light". She developed her play Carol's Christmas with dramaturge Che'Rae Adams at the LAWC where it received it's first reading at The Road Theatre Company.