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An award-winning writer, director, and actor, Marie Kohler lives in Milwaukee and Spring Green, Wisconsin, with her husband, actor Brian Mani.
Marie Kohler has written five plays, all of which have been professionally produced and received significant recognition. She was named Artist of the Year by the Milwaukee Arts Board in 2005,
Kohler's freelance articles explore a range of subjects — from Wisconsin's tradition of Friday night fish fries to Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture to airport mosaics to trends in theater and film. Her writing is fueled by enthusiastic curiosity, thorough research and her distinctive perspective.
Renaissance Theater Company
Kohler co-founded Renaissance Theaterworks in 1993. She served as Co-Artistic Director from 1993-2012, and continues to serve as Resident Playwright.
Kohler is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Chicago Dramatists Workshop, Playwrights' Center, Actors' Equity Association, Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival Selection Committee, Wisconsin Humanities Council Board, and Wisconsin Society of Arts and Letters.