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Mary-Ann Greanier

Playwright, poet, dramaturg, catalyst, activist. 

Mary-Ann Greanier was an early member and resident playwright with Cornerstone Theater Company; worked as dramaturg for the Hittite Empire (an international Black men's performance collective); and was co-producer of the Boston Instant Fringe Festival. Her plays and adaptations have appeared at the Edward Albee Play Lab, Boston Instant Fringe Festival, Boston Playwright's Theater, The Theater Company at Hubbard Hall, and in site-specific venues around the country. Recent writing projects include work on completion of the trilogy THE MASKE FAMILY MUSICAL (written with Boston composer David Reiffel), a musical theater adaptation of SCENES FROM THE HEROIC LIFE OF THE MIDDLE CLASS by Carl Sternheim; SAGA (written with New York composer Bruce Odland), a commissioned oratorio about the 19th century mass emigration from Norway to the US; a commissioned play, NO ONE’S CHILD, about a family caught up in the horror of Tuam, a “mother and baby home” in Ireland; and screenplays for a television series, “Raising the Turf,” co-written with Mike Croghan, about life in Ireland after the death of “The Tiger.” She is a an anti-racist white woman, agitator, and activist. She/her/hers.