Marie Sirakos is a theatre educator, playwright and performer. She has been a teaching artist for The Hangar Theatre for thirteen seasons, has directed productions in partnership with the Ithaca City School District at LACS and Boynton Middle School and has brought various classes, workshops, and programs to the students of Ithaca, NY and Pittsburgh, PA. She has been the recipient of the Community Arts Partnership’s Artist In Education, Artist in Community, and SOS Grant awards locally. Some notable performance credits include work at The NYC Fringe Festival, The Kitchen Theatre, the Icarus Theatre Ensemble, Third Floor Productions, and Shearwater Productions (Ithaca, NY) and The City Theatre, Unseam’d Shakespeare Company, and The New Works Festival (Pittsburgh, PA.) She also served as the Director of Interactive Theatre at Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services, directing a multi-generational ensemble of improvisational actors. Her written work has been presented at The Kitchen Theatre and with Music's Recreation in Ithaca, NY and as a part of the Workshop Series at The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts. (Philadelphia, PA) She holds a BA in Theatre Performance / Production & English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. Additionally, she is the proprietor of The Vintage Industry in Ithaca, NY.