‘Church & State’ Extended

Photo courtesy of Skylight Theatre Company.

‘Church & State’ – originally scheduled to end its run on August 14th – has been extended until September 4th at Skylight Theatre Company in Los Angeles, California. The updated schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, August 6 – 8:30pm
  • Sunday, August 7 – 3:00pm
  • Saturday, August 13 – 8:30pm
  • Sunday, August 14 – 3:00pm
  • Saturday, August 20 – 5:00pm**
  • Sunday, August 21 – 7:00pm**
  • Saturday, August 27 – 5:00pm**
  • Sunday, August 28 – 7:00pm**
  • Saturday, September 3 – 5:00pm**
  • Sunday, September 4 – 7:00pm**

**New show added

For tickets, please visit Skylight Theatre Company.

Remaining Shows of ‘Church & State’

There are eight shows left of Annika’s current play, Church & State at Skylight Theatre Company in Los Angeles, California. The remaining dates are:

  • Sunday, July 24 – 7:00pm
  • Monday, July 25 – 8:00pm
  • Saturday, July 30 – 8:30pm
  • Sunday, July 31 – 3:00pm
  • Saturday, August 6 – 8:30pm
  • Sunday, August 7 – 3:00pm
  • Saturday, August 13 – 8:30pm
  • Sunday, August 14 – 3:00pm

To purchase tickets, please visit Skylight Theatre Company.


Click here for more photos from Church & State (courtesy of Skylight Theatre Company).

The Fosters, The Last Tycoon, and Church & State


‘The Fosters’ is back with all new episodes! In case you missed the season 4 premiere, you can catch up by watching it online on Freeform’s website here. Tune in for new episodes Monday nights at 8/7c.



Check out ‘The Last Tycoon,’ one of Amazon’s latest pilots in which Annika portrays the role of Bernadette Davis. According to Amazon, the series “follows Monroe Stahr, Hollywood’s Golden Boy as he battles father figure and boss Pat Brady for the soul of their studio. In a world darkened by the Depression and the growing influence of Hitler’s Germany, The Last Tycoon illuminates the passions, violence and towering ambition of 1930s Hollywood.” Watch the pilot here and don’t forget to take the survey to help determine which pilot becomes a series.



Annika will be performing in the political play, ‘Church & State’ at the Skylight Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Here’s a description of the production via Skylight Theatre:

Three days before his bid for reelection in North Carolina, a Republican U.S. Senator makes heartfelt and off-the-cuff comment after a school shooting to a blogger that calls into question his belief in God. The Senator’s devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try desperately to contain the damage.

In a brutally honest and surprisingly funny way, the play sheds light on how our reaction to religion, gun control, and social media influences elections.

Previews begin this Friday, June 24th with opening night next Saturday, July 2nd. For a full performance schedule and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Albuquerque Film & Music Experience


Annika will be attending this year’s Albuquerque Film & Music Experience. She’ll be there to represent the short film, ‘July and Half of August’ which will be premiering at the festival on April 23rd at 3:30pm at the Guild Cinema. IMDB describes the project as “a simple film about the process of moving on but not making any forward progress.” Tickets to the screening are $8.00 and can be purchased at Hold My Ticket.

Kerry O’Malley & Annika Marks In ‘The Last Tycoon’

Kerry O’Malley (Terminator Genisys) and Annika Marks (The Sessions) have landed recurring roles opposite Lily Collins and Matt Bomer on Amazon’s pilot The Last Tycoon, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final unfinished novel. The project, from Sony TV’s TriStar Television, was inspired by the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg, on whom the book’s protagonist Monroe Stahr was based. O’Malley will play Kay Maloney, a writer on the Brady-American studio lot. Marks is Marks is Bernadette Davis, Declan Davis (Ryan O’Nan) loving wife. Marks is repped by TalentWorks and LINK. O’Malley is with Primary Wave and Professional Artists.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

Article: Challenging Roles


Annika Marks loves a challenge.

Whether it’s urging Californians to care about the drought, lobbying for empowering roles for women on stage and screen, humanizing controversial characters, or creating safe homes for children in her hometown of Los Angeles and as far away as Nairobi, Marks tackles each mission with passion and purpose.

Born in Sweden, but raised mainly in Bellvue, Washington, Marks moved to New York to attend the Circle in the Square Theater School.  She hoped to make a living in theater, “which is sort of funny and sweet, looking back on it.  But that’s what I really wanted… and [theater is] always going to have my heart. It was sort of the nucleus for me.”

Marks expanded her repertoire to include film and television, landing small roles in Columbia’s Mona Lisa Smile, NBC’s Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Southland, CBS’s NCIS: New Orleans and Battle Creek.

More doors opened when she starred in Fox Searchlight’s highly acclaimed film The Sessions, for which she won the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting along with her co-stars John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy and Moon Bloodgood.

Now residing in Los Angeles, Marks currently stars as Principal Monte Porter on ABC Family’s The Fosters.  Season two of the show left viewers aghast as Marks’s Monte shared a secret kiss with the married Assistant Principal Lena Foster (played by Sherri Saum).

Continue reading at Emmys.com…