"Mariann’s Midlife Mayhem & Miscellany" was a weekly column  with Procter & Gamble Classic Soaps and Electronic Urban Report.
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A regular on the NYC stand-up comedy circuit brandishing her
 “sassy, sexy ‘seasoned’ woman” persona at such comedy clubs as
 Caroline’s,  Stand-up New York, Comix,  etc, she is now back in LA in pursuit of a network development deal!
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Additionally, she and Iona Morris are readying "MOIST"
for Off-Broadway
M A R I A N N    A A L D A

In addition to an extensive career as a performer, experience behind-the-camera includes: Writer-Producer;  Network TV Unit Publicist; PR Account Executive, and Production Coordinator for an Academy Award-winning Producer. Special interest is
in New Media and the organic and holistic partnering of commerce
with creative content for untapped markets.

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Writer-Producer: Al & Mo Productions – Partnered with Iona Morris to develop, write and produce  “sexistential” comedy stage productions appealing to the “seasoned” woman, baby-boomer demographic. Also responsible for all website content, on-line promotion and press materials. Critically acclaimed (LA Times, NY Times, LA Weekly, Winston-Salem Journal, Reviewplays.com, etc.) productions include:                            

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MOIST!   


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Writer-Producer:  PeopleLikeUs Productions – Partnered with former LA/NY Music V.P., Karen Greyson, to  develop female-driven creative content for the internet & home entertainment.. One-sheets/treatments/scripts for film and television projects on request.   Produced projects include:

Black Don’t Crack…But Don’t Try and Spread It Too Thin! – Live performance comedy CD. 

My Kid Is My Guru: Christopher’s Wisdom – Inspiration/motivational CD which includes a “teaching tale,” guided imagery, and progressive relaxation tracks for meditation and self-hypnosis. 

Dear People Like Us – Humor-infused “ethnic etiquette” advice column for the urban e-zine, BlackberrySpeak.com.  Columns compiled into a humor/advice book with NY literary agent.

Acting & Media Coach: Using hypnosis techniques to promote relaxation and improve performance and public speaking skills for both actors and non-actors.  References on request.

Writer-Performer:  The Proposition – Toured for two years with renowned improvisational comedy troupe. Alumni include Josh Mostel, Charlie Adler and Jane Curtin.

Writer-Performer: Off-Centre Theatre – NYC sketch-comedy troupe which originated the satirical “live soap opera,” Hope for Life.  Other notable company members include John Leguizamo and F. Murray Abraham.

Writer-Performer:  The Edge of Nightclub – Musical-comedy review; Caroline’s, NYC.

Writer-Host:  Designs for Living – Lifestyle magazine show. USA Network.

Reporter:  Now! – Entertainment news magazine, WNBC-TV, NY. Susan Winston, Producer.

Film Production Coordinator:  For Academy Award-winning producer, Just Betzer, (“Best Foreign Film” [Denmark], Babbette’s Feast) in his only American film production, Nobody’s Perfect.  Also served as casting and publicity consultant to co-producer, Benni Korzen.

Unit Publicist: ABC-TV Daytime, New York – Part of a support team whose responsibility it was to cultivate and maintain congenial working relationships with consumer and industry press.  Also wrote news and feature articles for the daily press bundle.

Account Executive:  Burson-Marsteller P.R. –  Writer & client/media liaison. Consumer products client list.

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EDUCATION

Southern Illinois University:  B.S. in Communications with a concentration in Theater and Journalism.

Hypnosis Motivation Institute: One-year graduate training. Certified in Clinical Hypnosis & NLP.

Negro Ensemble Company: Two-year theater training program, NYC. Classmates included Robert Townsend, & Laurence Fishburne.

Improvisation: Paul Sills; Allen Albert.   Acting: Milton Katselis; Darryl Hickman.    Script Analysis: Stella Adler.      

Continuing Education: Writing, TV Production and Psychology – New School for Social Research, NYC & UCLA Extension, Los Angeles.