I believe where lives intersect at the sharing of a story, new understanding and courage are fostered. It is a belief I have always infused into my work as a performer, writer and motivator. Storytelling (especially humorous stories) was the cornerstone of my performance art character, "Dr. Ginger Peechee-Keane, Adult Sex-Ed Evangelist & Mojo Motivator," in my first solo show, OCCUPY YUR VAGINA! ...which inspired women (and men!) to snap out of the spell cast by the media that women lose value and sexual viability with age. My new solo show -- HELP! I'VE FALLEN AND I CAN'T SHUT UP!!! expands on the theme of positive aging and also incorporates some of my own personal experiences as a woman working in the entertainment industry for more than four decades! "Dr. Ginger" fans needn't worry...she'll still make an appearance and share some of her wit & wisdom. But audiences will also get to get "up close & personal" with the real Mariann!
- Cited by the State of California &
- "Volunteer of the Year" by the Los Angeles Dept. of Children's Services
- Executive Women International
- Screen Actors Guild
- The Chicago Dept. of Human Services
- ABC’s Nightline
- Tony Brown's Journal - PBS