Mary Crescenzo

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Mary Crescenzo is an award-winning playwright and theatre teaching artist specializing in workshops with older adults. Mary is also a lecturer/curriculum developer/facilitator for Lifetime Arts, a nonprofit, national organization dedicated to engaging older adults in the arts, and also conducts library and community workshops in theatre, choral, and literary.

In her earlier creative life, she worked as a broadcaster for ABC/WPLJ-FM and Clear Channel Communications, and was an independent location casting director for feature films, television, and commercials.

Mary is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA, and a professional writer and poet for commercial and literary markets. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times among numerous other periodicals, journals and anthologies. She is currently a blogger for The Huffington Post. Mary is also a Jazz singer, actor, and vocal coach. Her plays have been produced New York City and throughout the U.S.

Mary has decades of experience with diverse populations, including arts with persons with Alzheimer’s. She has a BA is in Art Education (CUNY); graduate studies in Art Therapy/education (College of New Rochelle); and a Masters degree from the University of Oklahoma. Engaging in the intergenerational experience is an aspect of her work.

Contact Mary to obtain more info about her original scripts with senior casts as well as her workshops for older adults.


Phone: 914 737 3377
Cell: 914 907 9381



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