Marian Cates

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Artist, Designer, Photographer, Writer, Playwright/Composer/Librettist
Location Portland, Oregon, United States
Introduction I’m an artist, designer, photographer and playwright/compose/librettist. I have an online gallery/shop at and, 5 online shops (*/,,*/, and*/), a website at (being redesigned) and a video ezine, Art Online, at I’ve published journalism, fiction & poetry. My plays & musicals have been produced by professional, academic & community theater companies. I was Artistic Director of Kalahansa Theater Company in Asheville, N.C. & Green Alley Theater Company in Richmond, VA. My musical “Blake Street” was produced at Source Theater Co. in Washington, D.C. My musical "Crystal Apple" will soon be available to theaters. My online writing is at
Interests My tabby Lillypaws, keeping up with the news on Twitter & NRO, reading, art, e-mailing with friends, song writing, theater, interior decorating, good conversation, Netflix
Favorite Movies **** TV: Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Bridge (Swedish), Rita (Swedish), Dragon Tattoo Trilogy (Swedish) Occupied (Swedish), W1A (British) Bates Motel, Awake, **** MOVIES: Gold (Irish), Howard's End, The Age of Innocence, Wings of the Dove, The Golden Bowl, Vanity Fair, As Good As It Gets, Vanity Fair, Muriel's Wedding, Toast, Happy-Go-Lucky, Chinatown, Presumed Innocent, Body Heat
Favorite Music musical theater, blues, jazz, classical, classic rock
Favorite Books Fiction: Portobello by Ruth Rendell, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, Bridgit Jones' Diary & Bridgit Jones' Diary, Beyond Reason by Helen Fielding, Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant and Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler, Middlemarch by George Eliot, Presumed Innocent and The Burden Of Proof by Scott Turow, The Number One Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall.Smith. Non-fiction: Dismantling America by Thomas Sowell., Living The Truth by Keith Ablow, M.D., The Tyranny of Cliches & Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, The Conservatarian Manifesto by Charles Cooke, The Strong Man by James Rosen