Mary Kenny is a
& teaching artist.
I'm a Los Angeles-based designer, creative producer, and teaching artist with a passion for performing arts, social impact, and helping people achieve a great selfie.
With a background in theatre and a decade of production experience in NY and LA, I specialize in producing experiential events for the entertainment industry; working with award-winning agencies and television networks to ideate, design, produce, and style extraordinary events & "instagrammable" experiences. Most recently, I worked as Art Director of RuPaul’s DragCon, the first convention celebrating drag, queer culture, and self-expression.
I recently completed coursework with the Los Angeles County Office of Education to become a District Intern Eligible Theatre & English teacher in secondary schools. I'm seeking a full-time Theatre Education position. I’m a proud member of California Educational Theatre Association and the Educational Theatre Association.
In my free time, I started the Williamstown Theatre Festival Lip Dub tradition, converted a 1984 Winnebago into a crowd-funded "roving artist's residency" Motor Homemade, co-wrote a Christmas special starring Mariah Carey, was awarded UNCC Young Alumni Chapter's 10 Under Ten award, designed an enamel pin that's raised over $10k for planned parenthood, performed stand-up at the world-famous Comedy Store, and founded resisterhoodLA, a 501c3 that organizes hands-on hygiene kit builds to engage and educate volunteers on advocating for our unhoused neighbors.
design + art direction
I'll create custom artwork, establish a visual identity for your brand, or navigate established brand guidelines to create cohesive eye-catching pitch decks, presentations, business cards, invitations, email templates, and
social media posts.
event design + production
Let's build a unique storytelling experience and give guests the opportunity to connect with your brand IRL. I love to see a project through from mood board to install to instagram! I'll showcase your brand in a high-impact photo-op perfect for social sharing.
decor + diy
From photo shoots to bachelorette parties, I'll make it picture perfect. I offer on-site styling, custom props, signage, party elements and diy decor. I'm a pro at sourcing rentals and unique vendors that will leave your guests saying OMG.