Mary Faber, an Award-Winning Actor, Singer and Puppeteer Speaks with Students

Middle and upper school performing arts students joined Mary Faber, an award-winning actor, singer and puppeteer for an informal session on what it’s like to live a life in the performing arts.
Faber's career reflects her range of talent, from being the lead in “Boss Baby: Back in the Crib” on Netflix to being on Broadway, starring in shows like “Avenue Q,” “American Idiot,” and “How to Succeed in Business” with Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette. Her TV roles include Ashley on HBO’s “The Brink,” Macy in Jim Carrey’s “Kidding” on Showtime, and as fan favorite Sweetums lobbyist Kathryn Pinewood on “Parks and Recreation.”
Faber, aunt to Thomas W. ’25, spoke about her career and answered a range of student questions.
“Most of what I do is voiceover and I love it,” said Faber who also does a lot of work as session singer and as an ADR.
When asked what her favorite role has been, “Parks and Rec. was my most favorite on-camera role. She (Kathryn Pinewood) was an evil lobbyist,” Faber said, and was a lot of fun to play.
She also encouraged students to try improvisation.
“Improve education isn’t just for people who want to be superstars,” she said, “improv is really great way to learn how to interact.”

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