Margery started her career as a playwright in 1985 with the Cable Car Award-nominated comedy Please Wait for the Beep, produced in San Francisco by Theatre Rhinoceros, The 5th Estate Theater in Los Angeles, The Stonewall Repertory Theater in New York City. Other full-length plays include the Jane Chambers Award winner, Picture Me produced by Theatre Rhinoceros, and the critically acclaimed lesblan comedy, Sax and the Single Dyke produced by Theatre Rhinoceros.
Her solo shows are: Phenomenal Dread Of Intimacy, Home Plates, which received two Dean Goodman Choice Awards (formerly Dramalogue), Mug Shots, and Thirty Years Later, which were produced in San Francisco at The Exit Theatre, Venue Nine and The New Conservatory Theatre. Bouncing received two staged readings, one at the Magic Theatre, the other at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. Other solo works include Payday At Pukalani (a Maui Fringe Festival winner), and A Singular Story, produced by 3Girls Theatre Company at The Thick House, and will also be producing Holding, coming up at the Phoenix Theater December 2012.
Margery’s work has been produced, performed and read at Brava, Theatre of Yugen, Jon Sims, The Phoenix Theater, Noh Space, CounterPulse, StageWerx, The Marsh, The Marsh Berkeley, The Magic Theater, Venue Nine, and The Plush Room.
One acts and short plays include: I’m Leaving produced by BareBones Theatre, and The Absolute Theater at the Bernice Street Playhouse and The New Conservatory Theatre; Cat Nip, produced by The New Conservatory Theatre; Holiday on Ice, Woman’s Will Productions; Holding produced by Three Wise Monkeys at The Exit, and Theatre of Yugen; and It’s Your America, produced by Theatre Rhinoceros.
She has been a member of the teaching faculties at ACT’s Young Conservatory, The Academy of Art College, and The New Conservatory Theatre. She has also taught theater at Bay Area public and private schools, and free-lance as a teacher of improvisation and writing.
She was the creator and director of two writing and performance groups: “Positive Spirit” for young adults with HIV, and “Visible Proof “, for women with HIV. Margery also taught acting at the San Bruno Senior Center and created with the class an original film, a story centering on seniors and alcoholism.
Her short stories have appeared in Pisgah, Rockhurst Review, Gargoyle, Dos Passos Review, and Clackamas. Her work also appears in Scenes and Monologues for Young Actors, published by Smith and Kraus.
She has worked with Jayne Wenger, who has been her dramaturg, director and hand-holder on many of her solo productions. She has also worked with Charlie Varon at The Marsh developing her solo work. She has also worked with Corey Fischer, and a host of other wonderful teachers and directors, including Billy Cunningham, Arturo Catricala, John Moreno, and Amy Mueller.