Ann Marie Shea

Professor Emerita, Worcester State University; Actress

I think it's wonderful that women are realizing that women have a right to their space, they have a right to their voice. 

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This transcript highlights the life experiences and insight of Ann Marie Shea, a Worcester native born in 1939. Growing up a Catholic Irish- American, Ann Marie is the daughter of two Irish immigrants. Ann Marie attended Worcester public schools and continued her education at Anna Maria College, where she majored in English. She then furthered her education at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., where she received a small scholarship. Theater was her area of study at Catholic University. With passion and skill, Ann Marie has worked much of her life in this field. Several years after receiving her M.A in Drama, she earned her Ph.D. in Educational Theatre from New York University. Within her interview, Ann Marie discusses the positive and negative changes she has observed in Worcester. She also talks a bit about the city’s history. Ann Marie speaks of her many jobs over the years, including publishing, writing and performing. She cherishes the simple things in life and finds happiness there.

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February 20, 2018
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