About Maura Campbell


Maura Campbell is an award-winning playwright and director whose work has been produced all over the U.S. and abroad. She earned an MFA in Playwriting and a Certificate in New Play Directing from Hollins University where she worked with Robert Moss, founder of Playwright’s Horizons in New York. Campbell’s play, Radar Range, was a 2017 finalist for the 2017 Todd McNerney Playwriting Prize and The Song of Bernadette Jones was a finalist for the 2016 Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival, Region IV, semi-finalist for The O’Neill Playwrights Conference 2018 and a semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2018. Campbell’s play Valkyrie (formerly President’s Day) received an honorable mention from Lotus-Lee New Work Initiative 2018.

Massive, a play she wrote in collaboration with London-based actor Stephen Bergman, will have a staged reading in New York in October 2018, directed by Robert Moss. Recent productions include The Song of Bernadette Jones in January 2018 (also directed by Robert Moss, Dreamtime (Maitland Rep, Maitland, Australia), Seagull Invasion (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Southern Flight (Page to Stage, Roanoke, VA) and Flower Duet (Road Theatre, LA).

Drama is Life

"The brilliance of the play, however, lies in its construction. Campbell wrote Flower Duet without punctuation, leaving it up to her talented cast to build the pacing, the conversational stops and starts, in a natural, free-flowing fashion. The arguments unfold as they should, with real power and real anger and real moments of awk ward humor. Chatter sometimeshappens off-stage, or on stage in a secondary role, giving Flower Duet rich, nuanced layering like a good composition or a good conversation. The four actors work like an orchestra, where no one player shines above the others, instead elevating the music — or in this case the script — to star status."
Brent Hallenbeck, Burlington Free Press, September 2010

A moment of serenity

A moment of serenity.

Before a performance

This is actually what I look like most
of the time. Totally out of control.