Mary Rose Betten is a retired character actress. Her published plays include: Mary M., People Of The Passion, Becoming Alleluia, and with the LA Playwrights at the Mark Taper: The Bar Off Melrose available through Samuel French. Her chapbooks of poetry: Hanging Out With Loose Words, The Prodigal Son’s Mother: nominated for Calif. Book Award and The Pen Prize and voted book of the month by Finishing Line Press. Her book of poems: Finding Your Best Angle subtitled: Give This To An Actor was nominated for The Pushcart Prize. She teaches on the faculty of A Room Of Her Own at Ghost Ranch, and gives dialogue workshops in the Santa Barbara area. She won The Writer magazines Poetry Spotlight.
Her essay on comedic dialogue is currently featured in Ink Byte the magazine for writers.