About Maura Campbell


Playwright, screenwriter, director and mentor. I have written more than 50 plays for the stage, several screenplays and one novel.  Upcoming productions includes FANTASIA DE COLORES (Theatre Mosaic Mond, October 2015). GLORY RIVER is a screenplay currently in development with producer Macrina Newhouse. I am open to collaboration, mentorship and anything I can do to keep writers writing and theaters excited about new work. I have an MFA in playwriting from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.

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.