Marybeth is in her twenty-fifth season with Charleston Stage. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and grew up in Tolland, CT. Marybeth has a degree in theatre/performance from the University of South Florida and was cast in her first show at an Equity theatre at 18 years of age in Tampa. She worked as an actor in professional theatres throughout the Southeast for ten years before settling in Charleston in 1994 with her husband, actor Victor Clark. She was a member of the theatre faculty at Charleston County’s School of the Arts for middle and high school students. Though she moved to Charleston planning on ‘retiring’ from theatre and starting a family, she taught and directed for Charleston Stage part-time beginning in 1997, before joining the company full-time the following year.
She and Vic are the proud parents of 2 daughters, Lila and Prentice. Lila recently graduated from Drew University and is preparing for the Doctorate program at MUSC and Prentice teaches special needs students at the Washington Center in Greenville, SC. Marybeth and Vic do not have an empty nest but share their home with Marybeth's mother and many adopted dogs and cats.
In her time at Charleston Stage she has directed over 70 shows, favorites include; Kinky Boots, Of Mice and Men, Mamma Mia! and Elf The Musical. She began the Resident Professional Acting program her second year with the company and continues to hire, train, and supervise our young professional actors.
As an actor for Charleston Stage, Marybeth has appeared in Shakespeare in Love, Helium, You Can’t Take It With You, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Steel Magnolias, A Christmas Carol and most recently as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit.
Frank Mack most recently served five years as the Executive Producer of the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, UT. Prior to that, he was an associate professor and Founder of the arts administration programs at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Mr. Mack also worked as managing director of the California Shakespeare Theatre in Berkeley, CA; Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY; Connecticut Repertory Theatre in Storrs, CT; and project manager at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. His skill set includes an emphasis on making data-informed decisions and cultivating long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders. Mr. Mack served as a management consultant at Center Stage in Baltimore, MD; the African Continuum Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.; the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, WV; the University of Delaware in Newark, DE; and numerous other community and university arts organizations along the East Coast.
Originally from Overland Park, KS, Mr. Mack graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in acting, and then earned an MFA in theatre directing from Virginia Tech. He comes to Charleston with his wife and two children, who are both in college.