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MARY JANE

HANSEN

WRITER

Contact:   Susan Schulman,

             A Literary Agency

             454 West 44th St.,

             New York, NY 10036

             ph: 212.713.1633

WRITER BIOGRAPHY

Mary Jane Hansen is a writer and actor whose play American Soup has been performed at the New York State Theatre Institute, Queens Theatre in the Park, Italy's Tatro Campogalliani, and Sweden's Teater Vastmanland.  She was selected to adapt an exclusive, authorized stage version of Agatha Christie's Ordeal By Innocence, which was first produced in 2007.  That same year Hansen was commissioned by Teater Vastmanland to write a tribute to Pippi Longstocking and

her creator, Astrid Lindgren, for the 100th anniversary of Ms. Lindgren's birth.  The show, Letters From a Window in the Sky, features one woman and a mechanical duck and toured New York State schools in 2009.  The audiobook of Letters was a finalist for The Benjamin Franklin Award for best children's audiobook in 2010.  Her play Hollowville: A Ghost Story, based on true events, was read at the Saratoga Arts Center, recorded as an audiobook, and nominated for two 2008 Audie Awards.  She is a member of Actor's Equity Association, New York Women in Film & Televsion, The League of Professional Theatre Women, and the Dramatists Guild of America.  Hansen's play, A Legend of Sleepy Hollow, received its first production at the New York State Theatre Institute in 2009 with funding from the Frederick Loewe Foundation and The Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission. Her poetry was featured in Zephyrs, the 2011 publication of the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society. She wrote the screenplay for the recently released feature film, The Thing on the Doorstep. She is also the program administrator for the Young Playwrights Workshop at The Creative Place International, an arts organization of which she is co-founder.  Mary is proud to be represented by Susan Schulman, A Literary Agency.

PLAYWRIGHTING

PRODUCTION                                      THEATRE & YEAR                              DIRECTOR

American Soup



Ordeal By Innocence

(adaptation)

 

Letters From a Window in the Sky

 

 

 

 

A Legend of Sleepy Hollow

 

Hollowville: A Ghost Story

 


Pinocchio

(adaptation)


Saratoga Chips

Teater Vastmanland, Sweden-2005

New York State Theatre Institute-2007

Queens Theatre in the Park-2007

Teatro Campogalliani-2007



NYSTI-2007



Teater Vastmanland* -2007

(*commissioning theatre)

NYSTI - 2008, 2009

Benjamin Franklin Award Nominee-2010


NYSTI - 2009/10 season


Saratoga Arts Center (staged reading)

Audie Award Nominee-2008

Best Original Work


National Museum of Dance-2014



Saratoga Arts Center-2013

Bill Fortune






Liz Swain


Tereza Andersson

Patricia Snyder


Will Severin




Mary Jane Hansen



Bill Fortune/Patricia Snyder

SCREENWRIGHTING

The Outage                                                           Handsome Spyder Productions                           Tom Gliserman

                                                                                                        In Production


The Thing on the Doorstep                                   Handsome Spyder Productions                           Tom Gliserman

                                                                              Released in 2014


The Rocking Chair                                                 In Process                                                           TBD

OTHER EMPLOYMENT,

VOLUNTEER WORK, ETC.

Present - Creative Place International, Playwright's Workshop

Program Administrator & Co-Founder

Present - Masters Candidate, Harvard Extension School, Dramatic Arts Program

2011 Catechist, Confirmation class, St. Clement's Church, Saratoga Springs

1998-2010 Teacher/Actor, New York State Theatre Institute, Troy, NY

1998 BA, Theatre, Russell Sage College

1997-1998 Intern & Box Office Assistant, New York State Theatre Institute

1995-1997 Legal Secretary, Kenneth Esrick, Esq., Chatham, NY

1994 Carpenter and Theatre Supervisor, Marymount Manhattan College

1992-1993 Peer Educator, Hetrick-Martin Institute, NYC, NY