Born in South-Africa, raised in Israel, Maureen has lived in England, Australia and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. Trained in Design for Performance at the University of the Arts in London, she returned to Israel and expanded her interests in devised performance, movement and object theatre. She was then recognized for her design contribution to the production of "The House by the Lake" at the Festival for Alternative Theatre  (currently touring Europe and Canada), and went on to receive a Fringe First Golden Hedgehog Award for her work on the physical theatre piece "The Boat is Sinking" directed and choreographed by Daniela Michaeli.

Having accepted a scholarship from the University of Connecticut Design Tech program, Maureen continued to design for performance in theatre, opera, and musicals.


To date her  work has been presented in CT, MA, LV and in NYC at BAM, and Off-Broadway, and been reviewed in several notable papers including The New York Times and Theatre World Publication.

 

Maureen's dramaturgical process behind the scenic design of "Intimate Apparel" for the Connecticut Rep. has been reviewed and published in "A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage" (Routledge Publishing), and her costume designs for Chekhov's "Three Sisters" directed by Mark Barford can be seen in "Acting Chekhov in Translation" (Peter Lang Publishing).

In 2017 Maureen became a NYFA IAP fellow and was invited to collaborate with Writer Meg Kaizu to present \ work at the Lincoln Center Public Library in NYC. Her work has also been exhibited at the United States Institute for Technology (USITT), both locally and in Washington D.C.  garnering the National Partners-American Theatre award, The Stage Craft Institute Las Vegas award for excellence in Design technology, and the  Zelma H. Weisfeld award for Costume Design and Technology.

In 2018 she was invited to join the US exhibitors of "Costume at the Turn of the Century" at the Bakhrushin Museum in Moscow, and which later traveled to Taiwan, China and Poland.

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