Actor / Director / Teacher
Molly Noble serves on the faculty of the College of Marin Drama Department, teaching Beginning Acting, Movement and Voice For the Actor and Introduction to the Theatre. She directs annually on the James Dunn Main Stage as well as in the Studio Theatre. Past productions include: A Doll’s House, Twelfth Night, Middletown, The Skin Of Our Teeth, David Copperfield, Maple and Vine, The Seagull, Misalliance, Big Love, Arabian Nights and Five Women Wearing The Same Dress.
Additionally, Molly spent a year as special guest faculty at the American School, London. She directed The Crucible and Much Ado About Nothing as well as teaching acting in the high school drama department.
Ms. Noble helped us to love ourselves as actors and show the same support for our peers. Her positivity is contagious and I feel so lucky to have worked with her as a student actor.
College of Marin could not have a more expert director for this show than faculty member Molly Noble, motive force behind Porchlight Theatre Company, which for years performed 19th-century plays in the Redwood Amphitheatre in the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross. Noble gets the utmost from her talented cast.
The brilliant opening equals anything done by a well-endowed modern dance troupe, with several white-clad occupants of the doomed ship acting out the disaster that launches the plot. The opening scene is stark and arresting, and so well done that it establishes aspirational energy sustaining the entire production — a rare and difficult theatrical phenomenon. Noble gets a rousing performance from her large cast, a mix of COM students and veteran actors, all of whom turn in performances ranging from good to exemplary.