About Me

Mary Jane Maharry of Brava Public Relations

I started working in Chicago’s vibrant non profit community at the Arts & Business Council in 1994. After learning about all the amazing organizations I decided to use my skills as a journalist to help the community. I started at Carol Fox & Associates (CF&A) as a publicist in 1995. I worked with an amazing array of clients including Lookingglass Theatre, the Museum of Contemporary Art performance series, The Dance Center of Columbia College, Old Town School of Folk Music, Ballet Chicago,Blue Man Group and the Dalai Lama among others.

Since starting Brava in 2000, I have had the honor to work with a wide variety of clients including The Kiss Kiss Caberet, Barrel of Monkeys, Curious Theatre Branch, Chicago Slam Works, the long-running production of “Hizzoner”, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble and Kokandy Productions among others. Dance companies I’ve worked with include Alyo Children’s Dance Theatre, Melissa Thodus and the Ruth Page School of Dance. I have worked with authors Loreen Niewenhuis and Sheila Flaherty. Finally, I’ve publicize Uncommon Ground Coffeehouse’s 10th anniversary, Milly’s Orchid Show and special events for the Village of Homewood.

My goal as a publicist is to garner the most coverage possible, exploring all angles and helping to create a successful event for the overall wellbeing of your organization.