Maeli Goren

Maeli Goren

Maeli Goren is a Chicagoland native and a playwright, director, actor, and teacher telling inclusive stories that bring joy. She is an Associate Artist at 16th Street Theater, a Company Member at Barrel of Monkeys (because children are wise), and a former Core Ensemble Member and Facilitator at Imagination Theater. She is also a Yale School of Drama MFA Directing Candidate class of 2021, beginning her training...
Maeli Goren is a Chicagoland native and a playwright, director, actor, and teacher telling inclusive stories that bring joy. She is an Associate Artist at 16th Street Theater, a Company Member at Barrel of Monkeys (because children are wise), and a former Core Ensemble Member and Facilitator at Imagination Theater. She is also a Yale School of Drama MFA Directing Candidate class of 2021, beginning her training in fall 2018. For more info, please visit www.maeligoren.com.

Plays

  • Curves and Edges
    Based on a true story. Steered by a demanding mother and domineering coach, Surya Bonaly's iconic figure skating career is marked by scandal, an impossible backflip, and definitely no m&ms ever. Can she become an immortal Olympian without sacrificing her authentic self?
  • The Story of Mamãe
    On the night of Brazil’s 2014 World Cup loss to Germany, Moacir, A 10-year old girl of mixed race, asks her white father for the story of her absent mother. They embark on an epic journey through time to confront Brazil's colonial history and their own family's buried secrets.