Maiken Wiese

Maiken Wiese

Maiken Wiese is an actress and playwright from the Pacific Northwest who has re-planted herself in Brooklyn. Her writing has been performed at the Shelter, Sticky!, Gotham Comedy Club and Manhattan Theater Source. Maiken was a Threshold Playwright Fellow through The Shelter, where she developed THE OTHER KIDS RAN AWAY, her first full length play. Her short play, IN THE NINTH MONTH won the audience pick and was...
Maiken Wiese is an actress and playwright from the Pacific Northwest who has re-planted herself in Brooklyn. Her writing has been performed at the Shelter, Sticky!, Gotham Comedy Club and Manhattan Theater Source. Maiken was a Threshold Playwright Fellow through The Shelter, where she developed THE OTHER KIDS RAN AWAY, her first full length play. Her short play, IN THE NINTH MONTH won the audience pick and was featured in the Encores week for the Estrogenius Festival 2011 and she was commissioned to write her short play, KLINGON for the ten year anniversary of The Shelter. She is currently in development of a new play about sourdough and grief. Maiken received her BA in Drama from the University of Washington. She has acted at The Shelter, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Flea and Seattle Children’s Theater. Her acting film credits include “The Widowers” and “Awake.”

Plays

  • The Other Kids Ran Away
    In a ranching town on the edge of wolf country, Becca just wants to keep up with her friends as they discover sex, popularity and what it means to become adults. When the local wolf population becomes more aggressive and several attacks begin to mount, the community prepares to retaliate, at the same time as an unusual girl moves to town, stirring up the community and Becca, herself. Becca turns to her mentor...
    In a ranching town on the edge of wolf country, Becca just wants to keep up with her friends as they discover sex, popularity and what it means to become adults. When the local wolf population becomes more aggressive and several attacks begin to mount, the community prepares to retaliate, at the same time as an unusual girl moves to town, stirring up the community and Becca, herself. Becca turns to her mentor and confidante, an English teacher who sees her true potential, to piece together the truth. But Becca is unprepared for what she finds and what happens when you push your voice down inside you so long that when it comes out it's not pretty, it's not containable and it's not safe.
  • Discontent
    Christopher is obsessively perfect and ambitious while Fern lives on a boat and by her gut instincts. When the unlikely pair is assigned a Shakespeare scene to act out in their class, they must find a way to work around the other's methods, even if that means getting no work done at all.
  • Survival of the Fittest
    What happens when you sit down to eat dinner and your dinner decides to eat you instead?

    When four strangers meet during the apocalypse in a trendy downtown diner, they must quickly discern the rules to the dawning apocalypse or become the main entree, themselves.
  • In the Ninth Month
    Joan is pregnant and not loving it, but must oblige her social obligations at the cocktail party of her nightmares. When Joan's friends divulge their mountains of well-meaning advice upon her and the cater waiter forbids her enjoyment of any of the refreshments, she must call upon the powers of the most unfortunate pregnant woman that has ever existed to find her own power.
  • Oh, the Heartless!
    Heartbreak is painful, and all the more when it includes the theft of an essential possession. Andrea confesses her tragic story in a near empty Biergarten to Jessica, her bored friend as an eager waitress repeatedly interrupts them. When Andrea admits to what's been stolen, her friend Jessica must jump into action and help her live anew in a world that has been forever altered.
  • On Pies and Glass Cases...
    An absurdist micro-play that ponders the difference between love and admiration.