Mariana Garzón Toro

Class of 2024


Mariana Garzón Toro is a proud Colombian born actress raised in New Jersey. As her mom once told her, she used to sit herself down in front of the TV and beg to watch Harry Potter on repeat. From a young age Mariana was amazed by story-telling, and something in her knew she had to be a part of the magic. 

Her love of theater flourished as she studied it throughout high school, and eventually led her to join a theater company in NYC. This pushed her to pursue an acting career, in time getting accepted into Carnegie Mellon. Throughout her time at Carnegie she has played the wide-eyed and zealous role of Zuzu in Dance Nation, the enlightened and grounded role of G in Passage, as well as the intense and vengeful role of Lady Anne in scene studies of Richard III. She has performed on the Santa Cruz Shakespeare stage, and additionally taken her studies abroad for a physical theater education in Germany. 

In her free time Mariana is painting, singing, dancing, and making amateur movies with her camcorder. She loves documentaries and will one day make one herself. Mariana is grateful for her family, her roots, and all the mentors in her life who have shaped her into the passionate, energetic, and genuine artist she is today.

Production Photos

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Film Work

Mariana Garzón Toro – "La Llorona" by Ángela Aguilar

Mariana Garzón Toro – "How to be Single" by Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein & Dana Fox

Mariana Garzón Toro & Trey Caperton - "Dopesick" by Beth Macy, Danny Strong, and Benjamin Rubin

Showcase Video Production Team

Producer/Director/Editor: Randy Kovitz

Onsite Coordinator / Camera Dep: Aimee Thomas

Production Designer / HMU (Hair and Makeup): Olivia Curry

Audio Dept / Grip / PA: Andrew Lee

Production Coordinator / Grip / PA: Katie Kirk

Grip / Electric / PA / Slate / Script Supervision: Travis Roy Rogers, Lukas Jarvi