"Minya" in Cold Pursuit
Manna can currently be seen on screen in the feature film COLD PURSUIT, starring Liam Neeson. She is featured as "Minya," the only female Native American member of White Bull's gang. (Director: Hans Petter Moland) Watch the trailer HERE.
"Marian Paroo" in The Music Man
Manna spent the holidays performing the role of Marian Paroo in Arizona Theatre Company's production of The Music Man, directed by David Ivers, Music Direction by Gregg Coffin, Choreography by Jackie Miller.
Arizona Theatre Company
"Elizabeth & Jane Bennet" in Austen's Pride
Manna performed the roles of Elizabeth & Jane Bennet in Austen's Pride in both a concert reading and industry workshop, respectfully. (Igor Goldin/Director, Kevin Stites/Music Supervisor, Andrew Palermo/Choreographer)
New York City
"Crissy" in Hair
Manna played Crissy in Hair at Geva Theatre Center.
"Tuptim" in Lincoln Center's "The King & I"
Manna spent a year touring the country with Lincoln Center's First National Tour of The King and I as Tuptim. The production was directed by Bartlett Sher, and starred Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly.
First National Tour
"Kiku" in Honor
Manna performed the role of Kiku in Prospect Theatre & NAAP's concert collaboration of Pete Mill's Honor. The concert was a one night only event at The Times Center, Saturday, September 10th, 2016.
The Times Center
"Liat" in South Pacific
Manna played Liat in The Guthrie Theatre's production of South Pacific under the direction of new Artistic Director, Joseph Haj.
The Guthrie Theater
"Maria D'Avalos" in Death for Five Voices
Manna starred as Maria D'Avalos in Prospect Theatre's production of Death for Five Voices, at The Sheen Center.
Allegiance on Broadway
Manna made her BROADWAY DEBUT in Allegiance at The Longacre Theatre! This original musical, which was inspired by George Takei's real life, centered around the lives of Japanese-American citizens who were held in the West Coast internment camps during WWII. http://allegiancemusical.com/#3uIw67Z2gb09HEkk.97
"Sarah Brown" in Guys & Dolls
Manna performed the role of Sarah Brown in Goodspeed Opera House's production of Guys & Dolls.
Goodspeed Opera House
"Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role" in New York Innovative Theatre Awards
Manna was nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role for her performance of Emily West (Beulah) in Allegro at the Astoria Performing Arts Center. "Allegro" choreographer, Christine O'Grady, was also nominated in the category of Outstanding Choreography/Movement, as well as the show itself for Outstanding Production of a Musical, under the direction of Tom Wojtunik.
"Hana-Ogi" in Sayonara
Manna starred as Hana-Ogi in Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's Staged Reading of Sayonara, adopted from the James A. Michener novel and film.
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
"Mei Li" in Guilin
"Emily West" in Allegro
Manna played Emily West (Beulah) in Allegro at the Astoria Performing Arts Center.
Behind the Painting (Lab)
Manna spent a month working on Richard Maltby & David Shire's Lab of Behind the Painting, starring Sierra Boggess and Bie Sukrit. The work was presented Feb. 27-28 at Playwrights Horizons.
"Adela" in Blind
Manna debuted the role of Adela in NAAP's production of Blind, by Julia Gytri and Yan Li. She also recorded the role for the demo album.
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, NYC
"Kim" in Miss Saigon
Manna reprised the role of Kim for Kansas City Starlight Theatre's production of Miss Saigon. The show completed a mini-tour through the midwest, stopping in Kansas City, MO's Starlight Theatre, Hartford CT's The Bushnell, Detroit, MI's The Fisher Theatre, and St. Paul, MN's The Ordway Music Theater.
A portion of Manna's salary was donated weekly to Love146 to help prevent tragic stories like Kim's and rehabilitate vicitms of modern day sex trafficking.
Kansas City Starlight Theatre- Tour
"Eponine" in Les Miserables
Manna reprised the role of Eponine in Les Miserables at Maine State Music Theatre.
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Maine State Music Theatre
"Eponine" in Les Miserables
Manna performed the role of Eponine in Pioneer Theatre Company's production of Les Miserables in Salt Lake City, UT. Visit PTC's website for more info.
Pioneer Theatre Co.
"Eliza" in My Fair Lady
Manna starred as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage.
Check out the Arena Stage website for more information.
Arena Stage in The Mead Center for American Theatre
"Kim" in Miss Saigon
Manna starred as Kim in Miss Saigon at the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Manna's role in Miss Saigon helped to support Love146, a charity committed to ending child trafficking and exploitation, and aiding the recovery of its victims to prevent tragedies like Kim's.
"Sachiko" in Tokio Confidential
Manna played Sachiko in the off-Broadway premiere of Tokio Confidential, at the Atlantic Stage 2 in New York. Manna had previously played the role of Sachiko in a 2011 Actors Studio reading.
USO Liberty Bells
Manna supported America's troops and their families by performing throughout the 2011 & 2012 years in various USO Liberty Bells shows around the country. Visit the USO Liberty Bells site for more information.