Maura Stephens - Theater
Independent Journalist • Writer • Educator • Theater Artist - Company Message
Some Recent Productions and Performances
(Theater, Video, Film, Television) 

Actor
The Final Word   Marcia Dane
  workshop and staged reading of
  free speech play by George Sapio, dir.
  Siouxsie Easter (cast and director, left)
  Fern Gold-Dumas
  (concert reading, right)  
  dramedy by Joni Fritz, dir.    
  Susannah Berryman
Fault Lines   Theresa
  (world premiere, left)
  dramedy by George Sapio, dir. Camilla  Schade  Review
Better Than Nothing/Second to None   Martha
  dark comedy by George Sapio, dir. George Sapio       
Death and the Maiden   Paulina
  Ariel Dorfman’s human rights drama, dir. Pete Rush 
Cathleen ni Houlihan   Cathleen
  Irish drama by William Butler Yeats, dir. Crystal Bray 
Equus   Dora Strang  
Maura Stephens and Sean Kimber in Gasping by Ben Elton  Peter Shaffer’s classic psychological drama,
  dir. Pete Rush
Gasping  Sr. Coca, Weather Woman, Reporter
  anticorporate satire by Ben Elton, dir. Sapio (right)
Monograms   Hazel Hall (East Coast premiere, right) 
  by Susan Mach, dir. Nadine Bernard
Nice Pants   Officer Jackson
  short comedy by Donna Stuccio, dir. Aoise Stratford
The Vagina Monologues Eve E, Dominatrix, Hair Lady 
Maura Stephens in east coast premiere of    by Eve Ensler, dir. Holly Adams
TV shows and student films (Ithaca College, Cornell U)


Director
The Viking Suicides  by George
  Sapio, for Bad Dog! Productions,
  workshop and staged reading
Hobson's Choiceand Hocking Murray by George Sapio, for
  Bad Dog! Productions
Time, and Time Again by Natalie de Combray, for
  Theatre Incognita
Turtle Beach by Aoise Stratford, for Wolf’s Mouth Theatre Company
Putt-Putt by George Sapio, for Wolf’s Mouth Theatre Company
Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, partnered with the Center for Constitutional Rights; codirector with Maggie Goldsmith. Featuring a multigenerational, multiethnic cast of professional and amateur actors, including four former prison inmates and a young Liberian who'd spent five years in a refugee camp

Assistant Director
Headstrong, George Sapio’s literary dark comedy
Coyote on a Fence, Bruce Graham’s death row drama

Producer/Assistant Director/Stage Manager/ Publicist
Chapel of Love, satire on the radical religious right in
  U.S. government, by Joan Bokaer (world premiere)

Coproducer
Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom (see "Director," above)
Scores of public service announcements for human services and arts organizations

Narrator
Award-winning three-part documentary series Riding the Pony, produced and directed by Marilyn Rowland

Theater Companies
Bad Dog! Productions founding member
Icarus Theatre Company founding member
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