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Mary Mann, accomplished actress/monologist and speaker, specializes in the one-woman presentation. From childhood, this native Texan has had a lifelong love for drama, first nurtured through classes at Houston’s Theatre Inc. Her love was further enhanced studying radio and television at TCU. Three years performing with a Houston theatre company, honed skills and provided focus in her quest to be come a monologist; from these experiences, Mary's personal style of informative entertainment – “edutainment” - was created.

Her one-act shows are presented in a variety of settings; museums, churches, synagogues, conventions, theatres and special events. Venues include: University of South Florida, The Washington Club, WA, D.C., Florida State University, Vero Center for The Arts and the Holocaust Education and Memorial Center of Toronto, Canada.

She has served on staff for the Lifelong Learning Society of Florida Atlantic University at the Boca Raton campus as well as the FAU Jupiter Honors College campus, as Curator of Dramatic Arts for the Hibel Museum of Art, on the Florida Atlantic University Honors College Campus, Jupiter, FL, on the National Executive Board of the National League of American Pen Women, and as a member of the staff of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. Mary has been published in a scholarly journal which was a special Lincoln issue of the Nova History Publication, White House Studies .  She is also a contributor to the Pen Women Press anthology, commemorating the Lincoln Bicentennial, entitled Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln . The anthology and the contributors have been awarded the George Washington Honor Medal by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.


I have seen her perform her noted one-woman performances, and she is electrifying. So inspired was I with her ability to capture the complex personality of Mrs. Lincoln and the majesty and tragedy that accompanied her life, that I invited Mary Mann to contribute an article to White House Studies, a scholarly journal I edit, on her study of Mrs. Lincoln.
Robert P. Watson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, Florida Atlantic University
It is nearly impossible to describe the enthusiasm and artistic passion brought to these Creativity Workshops. The fervor of Mary Mann’s presentation and the ample amount of audience participation is so appealing. Her professionalism and dedication is a valuable asset that I can, unequivocally, recommend to any organization involved in the advancement of excellence in the arts.
Jean E. Holmes, President, Florida State Assn. - The National League of American Pen Women
Her dramatizations were riveting, bringing the voice of Miep Gies to life with her message of courage, hope and love. At the conclusion of the performances, the audiences were so overcome with emotion that they sat for a few moments in total silence, then gave Mary Mann a protracted standing ovation.
Barbara Rusch, Holocaust Education Week Committee, Toronto
I am overwhelmed each time I see you at work. The dedication and effort you put into researching your characters is apparent in your realistic portrayal, as these inspirational women from the past come to life on stage.
Helen M. Peterson, Director, Women’s and Children’s Services, Bay Medical Center

Mary Mann



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