Mary Goggin (actor, writer, self-producer) AEA-DG-SAG/AFTRA award winning solo show “Runaway Princess, a hopeful tale of heroin, hooking and happiness” Wrote the spellbinding, riveting, autobiographical Runaway Princess (directed by Dan Ruth) in 2017. Her gut told her of her responsibility to use talent and bravery to tell it and use it for the good. A survivor of alcoholism, heroin, meth addiction, prostitution, domestic violence and the horror and shame of being incapable of caring for her baby she provides hope, and takes us on a spellbinding journey to humanity. The mission being to normalize emotions. Her story has been impacting audiences with its universal message of empowerment. Runaway Princess has been accepted into 12 play festivals in 3 years’ time, has performed over 50 performances worldwide (including Ireland), and garnered rave reviews, winning several awards.” Her parents emigrated from Ireland to the Bronx, she is a successful NY actor for 25 years. www.marygoggin.com and sober for 34. Her favorite roles include “Ella O’Neill” (mother of Eugene O’Neill) in Ann Hansen’s “Road to Babylon,” in the Broadway Bound Festival. A joy being directed by Cyndy Marion in numerous Tennessee Williams works: Cavalier for M’Lady, Clothes for A Summer Hotel and A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot. Mary appeared in PB & J for the NY Fringe Festival and Born to be Blue, a winner in the Samuel French Festival. Her favorite TV roles include spots in Broad City, Law and Order, Guiding Light, The Grind (Amazon). Favorite film roles include Little Children, MAD? The Trouble with Bliss, Gasoline, Bronx Paradise. The recent winner of Best Actress Award. The NJ Freeway Film Festival for her role I Reservations”, a film by Jeanine Flynn, directed by Neal Hemphill. Mary also uses the Show to raise Awareness of Human Trafficking, utilizing powerful talkbacks.
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As a former black sheep telling my side of the story is gratifying. I feel most myself when, after a performance of Runaway Princess, audience members approach me with their their secrets. "I worked in a brothel, I am in the life, I drank when I was pregnant, My baby was taken away, I am a battered woman." It is an honor.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Edinburgh 2022, raising awareness booking shows, kicking some ass
stigma; addiction; irishfamine; domestic violence; humantrafficking; recovery; empowerment; humanity; bullying; normalizeemotions