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Mary Bacon is an actress living in New York City. Recently seen as Patti in Jessica Blank and  Erik Jensen’s Coal Country, with original music by Steve Earle,  in its reprisal by Audible and the Public Theater after the initial run cut short in March of 2020. She won the Sam Norkin Drama Desk Award for her performance, as well as for her performance in Nothing Gold Can Stay. She has worked with numerous directors, playwrights, and actors throughout her career, on Broadway and off-Broadway, in select theaters around the country, and in tv and film. Directors include Tamilla Woodard, Jessica Blank, Michael Greif, Pam MacKinnon, Sarna Lapine, Shelley Butler, Jenn Thompson, Davis MacCallum, Trevor Nunn, Vivienne Benesch, Dina Janis, Lisa Rothe, Giovanna Sardelli, Carl Andress, Stephen Wadsworth, Lisa Petersen, John Tillinger, and more. She's appeared in countless world premieres, notably by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, Molly Smith Metzler, Chad Beckim, Heidi Armbruster, Kate Hammill, James Still, Theresa Rebeck, Pete Gurney, Charles Busch, Michelle Lowe, John Michael LaChiusa, Sybil Pearson, Horton Foote, Daisy Foote, A.R. (Pete) Gurney, Tom Stoppard, and with Stephen Wadsworth on his translations/adaptations of Moliere and Marivaux. She and her co-chair Heidi Armbruster founded and continue Women Artists Writing under Dina Janis at the Dorset Theater Festival.

This past year along with returning in Coal Country, she shot Bad On Paper with Katy Chevigny of Big Mouth Productions,  (known for Dick Johnson is Dead), and Heirloom; other film/tv work includes Lost Girls with Amy Ryan and Gabriel Byrne, and guest stars or recurred on The Mist, Blue Bloods, The Blacklist,  Elementary, Boardwalk Empire, Law and Order SVU, Law and Order Criminal Intent, Mildred Pierce, among others.

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"Drama Desk Special Award presented to actress Mary Bacon, who continued her versatile career of compassionate, searing work for such companies as The Mint, Primary Stages, The Public Theater, and The Actors Company Theatre, with two of Off-Broadway's most humane performances this season in Coal Country at The Public Theater and Nothing Gold Can Stay presented by Partial Comfort Productions.”



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