Marilyn Rea Beyer, Poems/Stories/VO
"Chicagolandia" at The Center in Palos Park, IL
Stories and poetry have been, and still are, at the core of what I do.
My first spoken word gig was at Calvin Coolidge School in Lansing, Illinois. I was in 4th grade.
In the meantime, I earned a B.A. in Speech & Theatre Education (Purdue) and a Master's in Oral Interpretation of Literature (Northwestern).
I taught high school in Illinois, spent two years in PR, worked 10 years for Lexis/Nexis, married Rick Beyer with whom I raised two great and talented kids, had my dream job at WUMB-FM in Boston, enjoyed 10 years as PR director at Perkins School for the Blind, and have been teaching college-level communications courses in Boston and Chicago. I volunteer at WFMT's legendary Midnight Special radio show.
I write and perform poetry and have had some of it published. Here's a sample from an anthology called We Will Not Be Silenced.
I've won and almost won story slams for MassMouth and The Moth and performed out East and in the Midwest.
Since 2014,I've joined my history author/filmmaker husband Rick Beyer in leading Ghost Army tours of Europe with Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours.
A voice and video actor since 1991, I just began recording audiobooks. ACX here.
Photo by Matt Grayson