NY New Works Theatre Festival: Meet Mary-Frances Doherty & Home Sweet Home


Name: Mary-Frances Doherty

What is your current project?

Home Sweet Home – A hilarious and heartbreaking tale of a young girls journey and desperate quest to entertain. With cakes at the ready, Mary-Frances Doherty dazzles in this compelling, and at times extremely painful, exploration of the idea of home. There are three sections to the play: The first looks at Mary-Frances’ childhood, growing up in a traditional country Irish home as the youngest of 12, and what her and her 8 sisters and 3 brothers used to do to entertain their guests. The second is about her Dad, the memories she has of him, and her struggle with his illness and eventual death. And the third is about her being a young woman and wanting to have a Home Sweet Home of her own.

Where are you performing it and why is it the right fit for your piece?

I’ll be performing it as part of the New York New Works Theatre Festival! I’m really excited to be working with this brilliant festival and to have the opportunity to showcase my work in an Off-Broadway theatre in the heart of New York’s Theatre District, and in front of a panel of Broadway Producers, Emmy and Tony Award Winners!

What’s next for you?

I’m currently working with Curious Doings Theatre Company and will be performing their new show, The Things People Say, in the Lyric Theatre, Belfast in September before performing my show for young audiences, Katie’s Birthday Party, in The Ark as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival in October.

Who is your biggest inspiration right at this moment and why?

My mum, she is such an incredibly strong person, who has been through so much but still has a real fun spirit. She is always there for me and always knows how to make me smile. She is a big Nathan Carter fan, a County Irish music star, and goes to all his concerts. I hope one day I can be as generous, loving and positive as she is.

Want more?

Website: www.maryfrancesdoherty.com
Twitter: @mfdoherty

Mary-Frances Doherty is an internationally acclaimed Actress & Theatre Maker. Born and raised in Northern Ireland, she graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has worked professionally in Singapore, Malaysia, Belgium and Germany as well as extensively throughout the UK and Ireland. This will be her first time performing in New York!

Show information (venue, dates, ticket info)
Times Square Arts Centre, Wednesday 14th September 2016 at 7pm, Tickets: $22.98 http://www.nynwtheatrefestival.com/book-tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2589068

300 W 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 – 2nd Floor
AT 7PM sharp.

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