Totally True Things presents “Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness’
Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale Of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness is a true story, laced with wicked humor and much pathos, of Mary Goggin’s Irish Catholic upbringing, drug addiction and prostitution, and the multitude of characters she encountered along the way to ultimately finding joy.
Mary Goggin is a New York based actor born to Irish Emigrants and raised in the Bronx. Mary attended high in Ireland and is recovering nicely from sexual repression. In 1992 Mary discovered that she is an actor and has since performed in Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theaters, on television (The Grind on Netflix, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Guiding Light, among many others) and film. Her solo show has earned multiple awards and been performed internationally. www.marygoggin.com
Kevin Allison, creator and host of the hit podcast RISK! – where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share- joins moderator Jude Treder-Wolff and Mary for a post-show discussion about the power of story to overcome shame, reduce stigma and tell difficult truths. Since Kevin started RISK! in 2009 it has grown to have millions of downloads per month and legions of ardent fans around the world. It has featured incredible true stories from famous folks like Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Aisha Tyler, Trevor Noah, Margaret Cho, and more, as well as ordinary people from around the USA and beyond. Slate.com called RISK! “Hilarious, jaw-dropping and just plain touching,” and Rolling Stone named it one of its top podcasts. Kevin is also the founder and lead instructor of The Story Studio, a storytelling school which offers classes around the USA and online, and corporate workshops domestically and internationally. www.risk-show.com
HOST: Jude Treder-Wolff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Group Psychotherapist and Certified Practitioner of Applied Improvisation, writer/performer, and president of Lifestage, Inc, the company that produces Totally True Things. She has been featured on storytelling shows around the country, including RISK!, PBS Stories From The Stage, Story District in Washington, DC, Ex Fabula in Milwaukee, WI, Mistakes Were Made, Story Exchange and many other shows in NY theaters and clubs. Her solo show This Isn’t Helping was performed at the off-Broadway Connelly Theater in YC, at the 2018 Whitefire Solo Theatre Festival, the Arts In Health Care conference at NYU, The Examined Life Conference and at theaters and events around the country. She is published in the International Journal of Arts In Psychotherapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, Recovery Press and writes about improvisation, creativity and storytelling for medium.com. She has been interviewed for articles appearing in NBC News, VICE, Bustle, LI Pulse, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, LA Times and many others. www.lifestage.me