Mary Irey began her theatre career as an actor, performing Off-Broadway and in regional theatres around the country, including: Arena Stage; Folger Shakespeare Theatre; Ford's Theatre; StageWest; and the Alley Theatre. TV credits include: Ryan's Hope; All My Children; and A Christmas Carol on PBS. Ms. Irey has also worked as a director, writer, producer, and teacher, frequently collaborating with her husband, Stefano LoVerso. Among the pieces they co-wrote are many magazine articles and several plays and adaptations, including Anne of Green Gables and Avi's Something Upstairs, which was produced at Louisville's StageOne. They founded the professional theatre company Helper Intermountain Theatre, of which they were co-artistic directors for four years. During that time, faced with the necessity of producing a small-cast holiday show, they wrote A Christmas Carol...more or less.