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Marianne Savell

Marianne Savell

Regent University’s adjunct professors are rigorously selected so that they help students grow in knowledge and faith. These professors, who teach on a contractual basis, must be dedicated to Christ-centered teaching and learning; have a record of or potential for academic scholarship; possess the ability to teach undergraduate-level and/or graduate-level courses, and embrace Regent’s Identity and Mission statements and subscribe to a statement of Christian faith.


Marianne Savell is an assistant professor at Regent University, specializing in acting, directing and Shakespeare. She is a member of Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA. Savell eceived her MFA in Acting at the Professional Actor Training Program at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she graduated with highest honors and was a Guest Artist at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London.

She is an alumnus and participant of Directors Lab West, an associate artist with Taproot Theatre Company in Seattle and served on the Advisory Board of Provision Theater Company in Chicago. In 2008 Savell was invited to the prestigious New Harmony Project to direct Margaret Hunt’s new play And the Ravens Feed Us. She served as the producing director of Actors Co-op theatre company in Hollywood, CA. She is an award winning actor and director and continues to work professionally all over the country.


B.A., English, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS; MFA, Acting, University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign


Recent Professional Works:

Actor, The Amish Project, Taproot Theatre Issac Studio, Seattle, WA

Director, Moonlight and Magnolias, Americana Theatre Company, Plymouth, MA

Director, A Christmas Carol, New Stage Theatre, Jackson, MS

Director, A Long Days Journey Into Night, Actors Co-op, Hollywood, CA

Director, Yours Isabel, American Premiere, Actors Co-op, Hollywood, CA