MaryBeth “MB” DeKara

Acting/Improv/Community Theatre

MaryBeth “MB” DeKara is a mother, wife, sister, daughter, improviser and teacher. MB holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Masters Degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College. She has worked as a professional actor, arts administrator, and teacher for 20 years, in North Carolina, New York, Vermont and Massachusetts.

Locally, MB has been a cast member and instructor at ImprovBoston in Central Square Cambridge since 2009 and an adjunct faculty member in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Clark University in Worcester since 2015. She is a proud board member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton, and recently directed a community production of “The Shadow Box” for Apple Tree Arts. MB believes in approaching teaching groups with a holistic mindset. Whatever the age of the student; an emphasis will be put on how the skills and experience gained will serve her students outside of class long term. Besides teaching and performing MB’s greatest joy comes from spending time with her husband Toby, and their amazing kids Ezra and Zoe.