With over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Mary Liz White has a passion for talent management running through her veins.
Not only did she spend many years as a performer, Mary Liz also has a wealth of commercial knowledge gained from working with organisations including Filmbank Media, Warner Bros, Buena Vista International (Disney), Columbia TriStar, Mill Mountain Theatre (Virginia, USA), English National Opera and The Bridewell Theatre.
Mikaela Ruddell trained at east 15 acting school and the Russian academy of theatre arts (GITIS) in Moscow, practising Meyerhold’s biomechanics and Chekhov with Stanislavski technique.
During her studies, Mikaela practiced many forms of performance (both Western and non-Western), as well as gaining many interdisciplinary skills and developed a well-rounded approach to theatre and performance. Upon graduation she quickly realised that she wanted to help develop careers of aspiring performers. As well as assisting Mary Liz, Mikaela produces work with Project Lockout, a cinematic physical theatre company, who were part of Vault Festival 2020’s The Lost Week with their most recent show The Maniac Complex.
Sophie Lyons – Assistant
Sophie first studied at Drama Studio London before graduating with a BA in film studies at King’s College London.
She has worked in both casting and agenting; working with casting directors including Isabella Odoffin, Abby Galvin and Kirsty Kinnear. Sophie gained her first experience of agenting in 2017 as an intern at Sharon Henry Management, and is now delighted to be working at Mary Liz Management. As well as this, she enjoys continuing to work as a casting assistant, and is working on a PhD in Drama about casting diversely on stage and screen.
Jen MacDonald – Assistant
Jen has over 20 years of experience from acting, producing and fundraising to running a theatre.
From 2002-2006 she was one of a small team that ran Theatre 503 in Battersea, London, a hot-house for new writing and premiered over 50 plays from exciting writers, including Dennis Kelly, Duncan Macmillan and Jennifer Farmer, as well discovering new talent. Since 2006 she has worked on productions in London’s West End as well as touring, has co-produced several short films and organised many fundraising events.
At Mary Liz Management we strongly believe that working with your agent should be exciting, collaborative and fun.
We take pride in discovering and nurturing new talent as well as forging long-lasting relationships to make the most of every opportunity.
If you’re ready to be discovered, let us know.Contact us today