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Mary Rose Betten

Mary Rose Betten, Reading Coach of the A Room Of One's Own Retreat, has won awards for both her writing and performance. Mary Rose is a playwright, poet, and a character actress seen in film, TV series, and soap operas. Three time recipient of the coveted CLIO award for her comedic work in TV commercials, Mary Rose has traveled the United States and Europe with her one-woman show on Mary Magdalene and appeared as a stand-up comic with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, on Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas shows. The Dean Martin Comedy Hour chose Mary Rose to appear at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as the year's best young comedienne in 1974. More recently, Mary Rose has taught lecturing and homiletics for the archdiocese of Los Angeles where her book and video Proclaiming God's Word, published by Argus Press, is considered a classic.

Mary Rose's stage credits include The Madwoman of Challiot at Los Angeles' Odyssey Theatre, Guys & Dolls with Milton Berle in the Music Center, and a drama desk recipient for the musical Three. As a playwright, she's written The Bar Off Melrose published by Samuel French, Mary M., People Of The Passion, Hildegarde, 2000, Terrible Is This Place, Is Anybody Home?, and Becoming Alleluia. Mary Rose's chapbook, Hanging out with Loose Words, published by Foothills Press, contains work published in anthologies, RATTLE, and The Writer Magazine, where she was the winner of their Poetry Spotlight series.

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Dialogue In Comedy February 25, 2010 (Mary Rose Betten) Funny woman and author, Mary Rose Betten started her literary career as a stand up comic. She provides insight into the stand up world, her transition from funny talk to funny words on paper, and how she learned to write comedic dialog. (complete article...)