Mary Carr was born in Chesterfield, is married to Edwin Hunt and has three daughters.
During her school years, Mary was given the opportunity of work experience as Assistant
Stage Manager at The Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield, then a weekly repertory
theatre, and also played small parts in productions.
After leaving school, Mary went on to study Drama as her specialist subject at Bretton
Hall College of Education in Wakefield. After graduating from Bretton Hall, Mary
began teaching Drama and English at Secondary level in Chesterfield. Two years later,
she was Head of Lower School Drama at Westfield Comprehensive School, in Sheffield.
Later Mary went freelance — teaching Drama Workshops to both children and adults
in a wide range of venues.
Mary found herself using and exploring her improvisation techniques in drama, theatre
and filmmaking with many different groups of people. These groups ranged from physically
and mentally disabled adults, the North East Derbyshire Young Peoples Theatre, Equity
actors, and innovative Shakespearian Drama Workshops with pupils from various Secondary
Mary began developing her own style of writing and performing which in turn would
become known as The Travelling Storyteller. She has 32 plays in her current repertoire
for children aged 3-7 years and 7-16 years, and tours extensively throughout the
year. Action Arts is a drama based arts organisation founded by Mary Carr.
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