COMEDIENNE / PERFORMER / FUN-DRAISER
Mary has been delighting audiences across the country for 30 years with her popular original one-woman comedy show, THE SIX AGES OF WOMAN. Don’t let the title fool you, MEN love the show too! From social groups to corporate conventions, Mary receives rousing standing ovations 95% of the time. She has helped churches, hospitals, charities, associations, schools and organizations raise thousands of dollars when her show is used as a FUN-draiser. In the introduction and closing to the show, Mary incorporates her message of self-growth with humorous anecdotes & selections of thought-provoking poetry from her book, INNER VOICES. Besides laughing off their stress, the audience leaves her show uplifted, feeling like they too, can accomplish their dreams.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER / WORKSHOP FACILITATOR
A member of the Global Speakers Federation, National Speaker’s Association, and National Association of Self Esteem, Mary is personally trained & certified as a Self-Esteem/Life Balance Facilitator by Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul; Success Principles, The Secret, etc.) She was also trained by Dr. John Gray (Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus; What you Feel, You Can Heal; etc.). From the staff of the prestigious Lincoln School in Buenos Aires to the state conference of DARE Officers in Ohio, Mary presents her inspirational keynotes & workshops, INNER VOICES, SMART CHOICES; VENUS & MARS MEET MYERS & BRIGGS; PRESCRIPTION LAUGHTER, and other Customized Keynotes. She has volunteered with the Youth Motivation Task Force, and speaks pro bono in Inner City Schools & transitional housing programs. Mary consistently attends educational training such as the Worldwide Summit Conference on Self Esteem in San Francisco and Argentina’s SEAL Conference (Society for Effective/Affective Learning) and others.
FILM / VOICEOVER ACTOR
As an actor, Mary Faktor is a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild. American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, and Ohio Performing Arts Network. She is a graduate of The Second City of Chicago & Improv Institute of Cleveland and has participated in multiple acting workshops and private coaching. Mary’s featured speaking roles include the Oscar-nominated film, AMERICAN SPLENDOR (with Paul Giamatti), AND THE WINNER IS… (with Jerry Springer), CLEVELAND, I LOVE YOU (with Busy Phillips), and FOX Sports Network comedy special, LIGHT IT UP LIKE VEGAS (with Wayne Newton), among others.
Mary has co-hosted “Today in Cleveland,” has been seen and heard on various radio & television commercials, is a regular guest on network & cable television shows, and has been featured on various newscasts & in major newspapers.