Maura Kelley is a playwright, director, actor (AEA, SAG, SDC Associate) and artist. She’s been part of a playwrights group for over 4 years headed by Paul Zimmerman with whom she studied playwriting. For about 5 years she wrote sketch comedy regularly and performed with Gotham City Improv. Previous to that, she wrote and performed a multi-character one woman musical entitled Women in Boxes at Don’t Tell Mama directed by Bistro winner, Tom Mills.
Maura had two productions in the NY International Fringe Festival: Planet Samovar (a play with music), book and lyrics by Maura Kelley, composed by David Pinkard (2006) and Earth’s Vacation, book and lyrics by Maura Kelley (2007), composed by David Pinkard. Detention (one act) was in the Estrogenius Festival at Manhattan Theatresource and published in a compilation of one-act plays.
Maura is the excited recipient of a highly competitive award scholarship from Great Performances Corporation to aid in bringing her play, Dog Park (full-length comedy) to production. Previous readings of Dog Park were at the The Drilling Company Theater, Jim Thorpe Festival and Manhattan TheatreSource. Maura as a director loves directing musicals and plays, both new and old (classic).