Mara Rich Tunnicliff

Department of Drama

Instructor, Theater Design and Technology
Props Supervisor

Mara Tunnicliff

Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama Theater Complex
820 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210-1508


Mara Rich Tunnicliff is props supervisor at Syracuse Stage and an instructor in the Department of Drama.

Tunnicliff has been working in props for the past 10 years at community college, at the University of Arizona, several summer stocks, at College Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati, as a free lance artisan and the Chicago Shakespeare Company. Her specialty is realistic fully articulated dead animals for stage through mostly vegan means. Despite how macabre that might sound, she loves to keep things light and find the humor in her work. Tunnicliff also works as prop supervisor for Syracuse Stage. 


  • M.F.A., University of Cincinnati
  • B.F.A., University of Arizona