Mary Strawberry is an internationally known award winning St. Petersburg, FL based theater artist with acts ranging from classic burlesque to sideshow and vaudevillian comedy. Formally trained in clowning, sideshow performance, Czech puppetry, ballet, stage design, technical theater, and more- whether on or off stage, she is sure to inspire. With over a decade in burlesque; a BA in performance studies and set design; certificates from the DAMU puppetry school in Prague Czech Republic, Coney Island Sideshow School, and the American Clown Academy; multiple solo and group awards; and over two decades of costuming experience, Mary works tirelessly as a designer, performer, emcee, and more. Her acts range from classic and sultry to absurd and humorous. Mary encourages audiences to think outside the box with unique and memorable creations.
Available for performances, modeling, teaching, event ambiance, stage management, and more!
I am a performer with a wide range of solo acts that can be included in a larger show or showcased independently as part of a private event. I also enjoy collaborating on group acts or creating something new to fit your theme. A majority of my acts are adult-oriented, but I can create all-ages performances if desired. All acts listed on the "Acts" page are between two and six minutes in length, averaging four minutes. I can model for you as well, either with my own wardrobe or a provided wardrobe. Please see my gallery page for examples of past shoots ranging from classic pinup to characterized photo stories.
I have extensive experience stage managing special events and plays, running light and sound boards, and designing sets, costumes, and props. I would love to work for you backstage! For booking inquiries or a copy of my full CV, please email email@example.com
Photo montage on this page by Marc Turnley Hair/makeup/costume by myself