Actress, Comedian, Author, Speaker
Award Winning Solo Show Writer & Performer
Award Winning Solo Show Writer & Performer
"Dimino is a natural."
The Wall Street Journal
"Mary Dimino exemplifies the hard work people do to lose pounds and stay healthy. I’m one of her biggest fans.”
"The shine that Dimino has acquired upon her stage persona is absolutely unmistakable.”
Andrew Martin, critic
"If you've never seen Mary Dimino perform, then make a point of it, because you'll see her own uplifting brand of poignant comedy, the kind that is hers and hers alone; the kind that will have you laughing and crying at the same time for different reasons."
-Ruben Brache, Broadway Producer
"When Mary Dimino hits the stage she brings an innocent charm. She made her audience roar with laughter.”
The Hudson Reporter
"With humor and sincerity, Dimino transported me into her remarkable word."
Theater Development Fund
"What sets her show apart is the writing and the execution, which is exceptional."
-David Roberts, theatre critic
"Among the best-written and most humane shows ever to grace the Fringe. Enormously enhancing the perfect script is Dimino's
lovely, down-to-earth, compassionate, and always entertaining delivery. Big Dummy is the only production in the festival that made me cry. Considering this is a comedy filled with laughs, this is an extraordinary achievement. There are lines - especially near the end - that I will remember the rest of my life."
"This comedian has every reason to smile. Scared Skinny draws a rave review.”
The Staten Island Advance
"First and foremost is that from the moment Ms. Dimino appears on the stage you like her, and then she becomes your friend. Big Dummy sports a full cast of characters, each vividly portrayed by the talented, confident and animated solo performer with skill and dexterity. You laugh and smile with recognition and sometimes feel a tear about to trickle down your cheek as her story unfolds. Treat yourself and spend some time with this remarkable actor and comedian. I am sure you will go home with a new friend."
-Joseph Verlezza, theatre critic
Theatre Reviews Limited
"Dimino captures the essence of this struggle with humor and honesty like I’ve never seen before. Definitely catch Scared Skinny. Her performance is utterly captivating and serves as excellent motivation to those struggling with their weight.”
"Charismatic and winsome."
Show Business Weekly
"A tough life can destroy you or make you uncommonly strong. The later is clearly the case for Mary Dimino, an exceptionally down-to-earth and razor sharp comic who relates the mental process she went through to come out on top. The show is filled with smart observations and tender moments…and hundreds of laughs. Through it shines Dimino’s humanity–and her beautiful, undefeatable spirit. Come see this to get to know one of the most appealing stars of the festival.”
Hy Bender, critic
"A night so indisputaby magical. Yes, she is just THAT fantastic."
"Dimino does an excellent job with the material... a thoroughly enjoyable piece of theater. The strongest part of the show is certainly Dimino herself. She comes across almost instantly as very personable, like a good friend that the audience has known for years within moments of taking the stage. Perhaps the most delightful surprise of the piece is how well Dimino transforms when taking on characters from her past. Her ability to present relatable and likable characters makes the relationships that she explores all the stronger. Big Dummy is an extremely enjoyable piece, that I’m glad to have seen."
-Case Aiken, NYTheatre
"Mary’s battle with weight is the hysterical heart of her comedy…hilarious and inspirational.”
"You think you’re going to laugh, and then you cry and then you’re laughing again. Mary Dimino has created a true comedic masterpiece.”
Blog Talk Radio
"Big Dummy is full of heart. Do whatever you can to see a performance. I was blown away by how funny and touching the piece is. I loved it so much."
-Ted Greenberg, Emmy Award winning writer for Late Show with David Letterman
The Complete Performer
"It had suddenly occurred to me that what Mary Dimino does, and does so well, is what theater is supposed to do."
-Joanna Rapozza, book & theatre blogger
Rise Up & Write
"Just when you thought Dimino couldn't get any better, she does. Her writing, performance, characterizations, her utter charm and likability, are all taken to a higher, in fact stellar level in Big Dummy. This is a must see, one of the most touching, brilliantly written and performed pieces the festival has to offer. You will leave the theatre a changed person."
-Carmen Amoros, New York Pod Casting Cafe
New York Pod Cafe
"Dimino is incredibly funny as well as touching.”
One Producer In The City.com
"Audience members might also consider themselves lucky to meet Mary and her cast of characters in this touching, always funny show."
-Barry Liebmann, theatre critic
"One of the most highly awaited solo show performances this year.”
"Scared Skinny is a significant show for our time. Weight bias is the final frontier in a society that has made many inroads, but is still so lacking in the understanding of this thing called fat. Scared Skinny is a powerfully enlightening and yet extremely entertaining play which provides audiences an understanding of what it is like to be an overweight woman in today’s society.”
Doctor Brad Johnson, author