Initial PGF Award: Theater Apprenticeship, Directing, 2006, Gant Gaither Theater Award
Additional PGF Awards: 2008 Works in Progress Residency Award
Maureen Towey was awarded a 2005-2006 Fulbright Scholarship to travel to South Africa where she adapted and directed Swallow What You Steal, a piece that toured rural villages; she also assisted Brett Bailey for the opening ceremonies at the Harare International Arts Festival in Zimbabwe. Maureen has directed four new works by Jess Lacher, including The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras Country (Best Ensemble, FringeNYC). She has directed a number of devised pieces, most recently Wound Up at HERE Arts Center and crowd: a blanket of strangers at chashama. She served as Development Director for Anne Bogart’s SITI Company and toured internationally with the rock group Arcade Fire, working in a variety of creative and management capacities. Maureen is member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and a graduate of Northwestern University.