Resident Playwright2009 -- 2016
Richard Maxwell is a playwright and director living in New York and the artistic director of New York City Players (founded 1999). He was awarded a 2012 OBIE for his direction of Early Plays by Eugene O’Neill, a collaboration with The Wooster Group. Also in 2012, Maxwell was an invited artist in the Whitney Biennial. He has been selected for a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIE Awards, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant. His plays have been commissioned by Festival d’Automne, Paris; Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels; Project Arts Centre, Dublin; the Barbican Centre, London; Theater Bonn; the Wexner Center, Columbus; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Performance Space 122, The Kitchen, and Soho Rep in New York. Maxwell is a resident writer at New Dramatists. His video works have been exhibited at Greene Naftali Gallery, White Columns, and Anthology Film Archives. Maxwell studied acting at Illinois State University. In Chicago, he was a founder of the Cook County Theater Department.
His latest play, Neutral Hero, will be presented at The Kitchen, October 18- November 3.
Isolde is new play written and directed by Richard Maxwell. Featuring Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Tory Vazquez, and Gary Wilmes.
A famous actress decides to build her dream house after finding her ability to retain her lines slipping away, but the project and her marriage become jeopardized by the award-winning architect she hires.
Opens April 10 at The Playhouse at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, NYC.