Maria Kauffman, a native of Knoxville, is excited to make her debut at the Clarence Brown Theatre. She has performed at the Knoxville Children’s Theatre in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sara Crewe, Bambi, and Harriet the Spy.  Maria is an eighth grader at West Valley Middle School, and is in the National Junior Honor Society and a Duke TIP Scholar. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing the clarinet, and acting. Maria would like to thank Dennis E. Perkins and Zack Allen for all their instruction and encouragement and her parents for all of their love and support.