Mara Jill Herman is an actor, educator, writer, and producer based in Astoria. Her developmental highlights include The Band’s Visit (Playwrights Horizons) and Sam’s Room (Theatre Barn’s Impact Award). As a soloist, she has appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Feinstein's/54 Below, and with the Orchestra Japan in Disney On Classic. Favorite productions include On The Town (Hildy), Rent (Maureen), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), and Jesus Christ Superstar (North American tour). Mara frequently appears with America's Sweethearts, the all-female vintage trio. She directs/produces concerts at The Green Room 42 including Stronger Than Hate: A Benefit for Tree of Life Synagogue and Changemakers: A Celebration of Women and StateraArts. Select writing credits include coauthor of So You Wanna Be A Superstar? The Ultimate Audition Guide (Running Press Kids) and contributor to Musical Theater Today, Vol. 3 (Yonkers International Press). Mara is a proud alum of the National YoungArts Foundation and Regional Coordinator for StateraArts Mentorship (NYC Chapter). In 2011, she received the Young Alumni Service Award from University of the Arts.