Marika hails from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and is a graduate of the University of Alabama – Birmingham with a Bachelor of Arts in 2017.  Although she has been an actor since her first day on earth (according to her mother), Marika is proudly making her professional theatre debut with the Crane River Theater. Marika is a true lover of the arts—when not performing—she spends time as a graphic designer, videographer, photographer, and stage manager.  Some of her acting credits for film/television/commercial include: Go Vote!(Voter), Campus Recreational Programs(Promoter), Rock City Media(News Anchor). One of Marika’s notable roles on stage was Mary in A Christmas Story. She is extremely grateful to Steve Barth and her Crane River family for this wonderful opportunity. Marika would also like to thank Charlayne Woodard for creating such a beautiful work, which allows her to play multiple different characters.