After winning National Westminster Playwrights Awards for her plays “Little Secrets” and “Catfood” both performed at The Soho Theatre London, Maria decided that perhaps it was time to share more of her writing
“I’ve always written and had piles of scripts in plastic bags hiding in my cupboards. After winning the National Westminster Playwrights awards I suddenly started hearing them knocking on the cupboard doors and pleading to come out.”
Award winning Krazy Kat Theatre Company performed her work in “What’s The Difference?” directed by Noel Greig which toured schools in the South East. This was followed by a project sponsored by Free2BMe, directed by Darren Cheek addressing homophobia for young adults in London.
Current plays performing and projects in production:
ONE LAST LOOK – 2018
A man and a woman find themselves having to make bigger decisions than most could contemplate on what appears to be a simple night in.
This play previewed at The Garage Theatre, Horse & Groom pub, St Leonards in April 2018 and will be presented at the London Irish Centre from 13-18 August as part of The Camden Fringe 2018.
MY FRIEND LESTER–On going
“My Friend Lester”, directed by Karen Spicer, is a musical drama exploring the enigmatic relationship between Billie Holiday and her favourite saxophonist Lester Young. The show has enjoyed sold out runs at The Malborough Theatre, The Jive Monkey and The Dukebox Theatre Brighton in 2015.
In 2016 “My Friend Lester” returned to the Brighton Festival to celebrate Billie Holidays 100th birthday with a live band and received five star reviews. Performances in Merlin Theatre, Frome-Wightman Theatre Shrewsbury & Jermyn Street Theatre London 2017.
For press, booking & more information visit www.myfriendlester.com
THE GUINNESS GIRL- 2018 In progress
Final work in process! “Sometimes Life Isn’t just Black & White, It’s Green And Gold!”
A semi autobiographical story of a mixed race girl searching for her identity within the world of irish dance.
THE BEES MOUTH- 2014-15
“The Bees Mouth” a nail biting thriller about two strangers locked in the basement of a bar, had two successful runs in Brighton’s Fringe. The play, produced by Brighton Beam Theatre Co, prompted members of the public in another parts of the venue to call for the police as they believed the cries for help from the actors performing were real.
“At the most climatic scene in the play a member of the public ran downstairs and onto our stage offering help and demanding to know what was going on. Obviously the audience had no idea that he wasn’t part of the play. We just had to carry on, trying our hardest to stay in character and continue screaming for help, while the hero who had come to save us, stood there on stage looking totally bewildered”