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Frances McGarry
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I knew from the very start that theater would be an integral part of my life. Growing up among 10 brothers and sisters, a “typical” Italian family as far as I was concerned, it was that environment that instilled a love of music and the arts; in fact, after Sunday dinner, we would perform a talent show replete with lip syncs to Lou Monte’s Yakkity Yak, an interview stint with our Doberman pincer, Rex dressed in gym shorts, my ballet rendition, and a trio of sisters singing to The Fleetwoods’ Come Softly. Thus began my journey to evolve as an artist and educator, with my mantra echoing the Spice Girls’ Wannabe lyrics...READ MORE www.francesmcgarry@optonline.net
I knew from the very start that theater would be an integral part of my life. Growing up among 10 brothers and sisters, a “typical” Italian family as far as I was concerned, it was that environment that instilled a love of music and the arts; in fact, after Sunday dinner, we would perform a talent show replete with lip syncs to Lou Monte’s Yakkity Yak, an interview stint with our Doberman pincer, Rex dressed in gym shorts, my ballet rendition, and a trio of sisters singing to The Fleetwoods’ Come Softly. Thus began my journey to evolve as an artist and educator, with my mantra echoing the Spice Girls’ Wannabe lyrics...READ MORE www.francesmcgarry@optonline.net

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Congatulations! Marcina Zaccaria on the publication of VILLAGE, MY HOME!
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July 18, 2018 was Nelson Mandela International Day: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Change your perspective. Visit those dark spaces. Shed some light on it and spread the love.
Final performance July 30th at 7pm!!! Tickets
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#onemoreconversation In an effort to reach out to women producers/casting directors I am inviting you to attend Saturday's Producers Performance of AGNES OF GOD< #theatrewomen
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An invitation to Producers... AGNES OF GOD by John Pielmeier Saturday, May 19th 4pm Invitation ONLY contact Cammerronb@gmail.com
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Here you go, podcast fans! The next episode of First Online With Fran's THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE ART.
THE TRAUMA BRAIN PROJECT is a unique theatrical narrative about the personal journey of one of its survivors, playwright Dayle Ann Hunt​
Actress MARSHA MASON talks about her role in the play and how The Arts can spark a conversation about early sexual trauma.
Following the NYC performance, a panel of neurologists, psychologists, and body-oriented psychotherapists discuss the relationship between early sexual trauma, PTSD and its hidden effects.
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GLORIOUS DISASTER a new play by Caroline Prugh​explores gender and sexual orientation themes as three women whose six decades of friendship is disrupted by the rumor of one woman’s love affair after 39 years of marriage. What’s glorious about love can be a disaster to friendship. April 30th 7:30 pm with Ginger Grace, Geraldine Leer​ dir. Valentina Fratti​
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Look who's in Broadway World! With Ginger Grace and Geraldine Leer performing Carolibe Prugh's new play GLORIOUS DISASTER!
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First Online With Fran's podcast will be the host/moderator the panel discussion for The Trauma Brain Project, a unique theatrical narrative written by Dayle Ann Hunt that brings together three communities – Theatre, Body-Centered Psychotherapy, and Neurology – in a joint effort to raise awareness, break a conspiracy of silence and give voice to the often voiceless women and girls who are dealing with the effects of undiagnosed PTSD, stemming from childhood sexual abuse.
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I am thrilled to announce that The Fever and the Fret is a Queens Film Festival nominee and will premiere Friday, March 23rd 8:15 pm at the Museum of the Moving Image . I perform the featured role of an English teacher ( I know, that’s a stretch). Hope you can come to see this very sensitive and poignant story directed by Cath Gulick.
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I am thrilled to announce that The Fever and the Fret is a Queens Film Festival winner and will premiere Friday, March 23rd 8:15 pm at the Museum of the Moving Image . I perform the featured role of an English teacher ( I know, that’s a stretch). Hope you can come to see this very sensitive and poignant story directed by Cath Gulick.
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