I got my show biz start on the gritty streets of New York City doing bawdy sketch comedy and political satire with Off-Centre Theatre on a pull-down stage off the side of a seen-better-days moving van with a baby on my hip and touring with the Boston improv troupe, The Proposition. As a working mom, however, I quickly developed a penchant for television...better pay and more regular hours. Now an empty-nester, I'm galavanting again and have gone back to the streets as Ginger Peechee-Keane, Adult Sex-Ed Evangelist & Mojo Motivator!
I've spent more than 30 years in network television working on cushy sets...20-plus of them in LA, and most recently on NBC's hit series, The Blacklist in NY. But what most people don't know is that after graduating from Southern Illinois University (also the alma mater of comedy masterminds Melissa McCarthy and Hannibal Buress) with concentrations in theater & journalism, and training at the prestigious Negro Ensemble Company with Laurence Fishburne and Robert Townsend as classmates...
What can I say? Once a hippie-chick, ALWAYS a hippie-chick...but this time with better jewelry.
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Ginger Peechee-Keane...a HIT at the 2014 NOLA Fringe!!!
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About "Ginger-Peechee-Keane, Adult Sex-Ed Evangelist & Mojo Motivator" Partnered with her sister Sonia as Co-CEO of M.O.I.S.T.! (The Multiple Orgasm Institute for Sexual Transformation) -- Ginger set about debunking the myth that women lose sexual vibrancy, vitality and viability with age. With a move from Los Angeles to New York City, she also became captivated by the bravery and boldness of Wall Street's Occupy Movement. In response to the increased threats she saw against women's reproductive rights and access to health care -- not to mention being deluged with horror stories of bad dates and boring sex -- Ginger decided to actuate that boldness and bravery by becoming the world's foremost expert on adult sex education and a champion for enduring satisfaction in loving relationships.
Comedy or drama, thought-provoking or escapist entertainment...my objective remains the same: creating characters that audiences can identify with and telling a good story. Borrowing from sports parlance, my performance philosophy is: Go deep (emotionally) go long (unafraid to look foolish) or go home.
I've been developing this character in cabaret, sketch, improv and theater productions since 2005. In 2013, I premiered a solo show in workshop at NYC's Dixon Place, the Tony-Award winning incubator for cutting-edge theater; John Leguizamo, Alan Cumming and BD Wong have honed their shows there. In addition to live performances, the Talk To Me, Ginger! web series launches a second season in February, 2015, with 25 new episodes featuring five charismatic couples seeking Ginger's relationship advice. Stay tuned...
"Even our Aussie bartender in the DP Lounge said 'she's something special'...and he never gets excited about anything."
Ellie Covan - Artistic Director, DIXON PLACE