MARISSA RUBEN actor | writer | director
Marissa’s natural state of existence includes hunting for vegan treats in Brooklyn and laughing at her own jokes.
A believer in PHYSICAL COMEDY, Marissa has spent the bulk of the pandemic studying CLOWN with Christopher Bayes and making a critically acclaimed comedic short film called, “DON'T SAY VAGINA!," an investigation of female shame-resilience through a summer camp witch hunt.
Marissa wrote, directed, and starred in “Don’t Say Vagina!” during her time as a fellow of the NINE MUSES LAB under the mentorship of Bryce Dallas Howard. The film is currently an official selection for Toronto International Women Film Festival, Venice Shorts, and Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival.
As a THEATER ARTIST, Marissa was most recently seen in "YANKEES" by Serena Berman in 2020'S CORKSCREW THEATER FESTIVAL and in "ROMEO AND JULIET" and "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE" at NYU'S THE CLASSICAL STUDIO.
During her time at NYU, Marissa studied at THE NEW STUDIO ON BROADWAY, THE CLASSICAL STUDIO, and THE INTERNATIONAL THEATER WORKSHOP (ITW in Amsterdam).
She has also studied at COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS PRODUCTIONS (summer conservatory), THE PANDEMONIUM STUDIO, and THE FUNNY SCHOOL OF GOOD ACTING.