Ann Marley

Ann Marley

Ann Marley is a photographer, playwright, and dramaturge based in Philadelphia. She earned her MA in Theatre from Villanova and a BA in Theatre, Performance and a BA in Communications, Journalism from Susquehanna University in 2016. She works at Delaware Theatre Company as a Marketing & Development Associate.

Plays

  • The 22 (or the Ribcage)
    Every day, 22 veterans commit suicide. Who helps heroes?
  • Collecting
    A woman robbed of her self esteem finds and spreads support.
  • Margot and Mr. Fog
    A 9-year-old girl is on a mission to find out why her father hasn't gotten out of bed in 27 days.
  • What Monsters We Mend
    WHAT MONSTERS WE MEND takes the story and values of HAMLET’s Ophelia and places her in 21st century America. The play begins after Gertrude has interrupted Ophelia while she was picking flowers, believing she was going to commit suicide. Since her father and brother are absent, Gertrude and Claudius admit her as an inpatient in a dramatherapy ward. Ophelia is welcomed into her new room, where she will work with...
    WHAT MONSTERS WE MEND takes the story and values of HAMLET’s Ophelia and places her in 21st century America. The play begins after Gertrude has interrupted Ophelia while she was picking flowers, believing she was going to commit suicide. Since her father and brother are absent, Gertrude and Claudius admit her as an inpatient in a dramatherapy ward. Ophelia is welcomed into her new room, where she will work with her therapist to cure her madness. Through a series of exercises designed by her dramatherapist, Tula, for self-reflective awareness development and an emotional connection to her nurse, Addie, Ophelia reveals the deep-seated nature of her madness: religion, the death of her father, the loss of Hamlet, and the fear that she may never be free.
  • A Case Study in Diagnostics and Empathy
    All at once, the world shifts when every living person develops a mental illness. A small community of strangers and family must fight through the chaos of human survival and learn to cope with their new symptoms. Emily, who was diagnosed bipolar previously, struggles to help her sister through panic attacks and their schizophrenic neighbor. Dealers rob pharmacies of their medications, suicides spread over the...
    All at once, the world shifts when every living person develops a mental illness. A small community of strangers and family must fight through the chaos of human survival and learn to cope with their new symptoms. Emily, who was diagnosed bipolar previously, struggles to help her sister through panic attacks and their schizophrenic neighbor. Dealers rob pharmacies of their medications, suicides spread over the news, and a community struggles to survive.
  • Reclamation
    Four Greek goddesses speak what’s on their minds. Artemis is a victim of emotional abuse. Aphrodite fantasizes about meeting her true love. Athena bakes. Hera explains. “Reclamation” seeks to give a voice to victims. The strongest and most beautiful women prove that they are not alone.
  • It's Beautiful
    A physical manifestation of the experience of depression and anxiety exploring the glorification of mental illness.
  • Purging
    Two parts of one woman reveal their experiences, pain, and fears.
  • Hangman
    A woman plays hangman with a bowl of letters to decide whether or not she should kill herself.
  • Splintered
    Amelia has dissociative identity disorder, works in a restaurant, and lives with her mother. She begins seeing a psychologist, hoping to find a way to integrate her alters and regain control of her life. In order to do this, she must confront a past trauma that she cannot remember and only her alters can reveal.