|BIOGRAPHY - MARY ANN JUNG|
Mary Ann Jung is an award-winning actress and Smithsonian scholar.
You have probably already seen this this performer, scholar, writer, and director, but not in modern clothing!
She has appeared on CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and in newspapers around the world as famous women from history. She has been a lead actress and Director of Renaissance History and Shakespearean Language at the Maryland Renaissance Festival for thirty-two years. She performed as queen and was a Director with the Florida Renaissance Festival from 1994-2006. She was Director of Street Theater and Family Performances for ArtScape (Baltimore, MD's city arts festival) for ten years and in 1998 was awarded a citation from the Mayor of Baltimore for her work at that event.
In 2002, Ms. Jung's Clara Barton show won top honors for Solo Theatrical Performance from the Maryland State Arts Council. Since 2005, the Smithsonian Institution has presented Ms. Jung's historical women for several conferences.
Ms. Jung researches and writes her own scripts, and performs in the authentic costumes, accents, and attitudes for her charactersí eras. Her shows are very energetic, interactive, and fun so they fit into many different venues. They are terrific for family shows and festivals such as First Night Dover (DE), Baltimoreís Waterfront Festival and Herndon, VAís Family Festival. They fit in beautifully at corporate events, fundraisers, and awards banquets. She has been invited to both the Maryland Chautauqua and Delaware Chautauqua several times.
In 2002 the Ambassador of France gave her highest praise for her one-of-a-kind portrayal of Queen Catherine de Medici for his guests, and in 2009 Ms. Jung (as Queen Anne of England (1665-1714) met Bristish diplomat Dominick Chilcott while celebrating the 300th birthday of this queen. (see image at right, from the Annapolis Capitol).
Since the programs are as educational as they are entertaining, she appears most frequently in schools, libraries, and museums. In addition, History Alive! shows are fun and truly appropriate for all ages --and have been enthusiastically received at many senior centers, retirement homes and military bases.
Mary Ann Jung’s amazing portraits of famous ladies and their times encourage a love of history, drama, and literature - in young and old alike!
Mary Annís unique portrayals have even been featured at the National Theatre of Washington, Smithsonian Institution, the Folger Shakespeare Library, Port Discovery Childrenís Museum, and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.