Marjorie Muller

Marjorie Muller

Marjorie Muller is a Chicago-based playwright, actor, producer, and company member of NoMads Art Collective. Inspired by her childhood in the Indiana Dunes, Marjorie strives to write plays about what’s under the kitchen sink.

Her first play, littlespace, or the daddy play, will receive its world premiere production in May 2020 as part of NoMads’ 2019-2020 season. Most recently, her play, Regular...
Marjorie Muller is a Chicago-based playwright, actor, producer, and company member of NoMads Art Collective. Inspired by her childhood in the Indiana Dunes, Marjorie strives to write plays about what’s under the kitchen sink.

Her first play, littlespace, or the daddy play, will receive its world premiere production in May 2020 as part of NoMads’ 2019-2020 season. Most recently, her play, Regular, was a finalist at the 2019 Modern Works Festival at Urbanite Theatre and was a semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship and American Stage’s 21st Century Voices Festival. Her work has been developed and performed with Arc Theatre, City Lit Theatre, 20% Theatre Company, and the Women's Theatre Festival of Raleigh. She is an alum of the acting program at the Theatre School at DePaul and Jackalope Theatre's Playwrights Lab.

For more, visit marjoriemuller.com or find her on Instagram @idesofmarge.

Plays

  • littlespace, or the daddy play
    On a scale of 1 to 10, Bea's pain is a 10, but she'll tell you it's an 8. After putting plans of a family on hold indefinitely, Bea pushes her doctor to test for endometriosis. But normalcy fractures when her husband reveals he's been contacted by a daughter he didn't know he had. littlespace, or the daddy play, exposes a system that discredits women’s bodily knowledge, both in their...
    On a scale of 1 to 10, Bea's pain is a 10, but she'll tell you it's an 8. After putting plans of a family on hold indefinitely, Bea pushes her doctor to test for endometriosis. But normalcy fractures when her husband reveals he's been contacted by a daughter he didn't know he had. littlespace, or the daddy play, exposes a system that discredits women’s bodily knowledge, both in their pain and in owning their desires.
  • Regular
    A town in the middle of nowhere, far from home. One that hosts festivals for every sort of thing you can think of. One no one ever leaves and everyone has worked at the local fiber supplement plant, Easy Does It! at one point or another. One where you would think everyone knows each other, but they don’t. When Kate arrives in town, she comes the center of everyone’s attention which is exactly what she’s been...
    A town in the middle of nowhere, far from home. One that hosts festivals for every sort of thing you can think of. One no one ever leaves and everyone has worked at the local fiber supplement plant, Easy Does It! at one point or another. One where you would think everyone knows each other, but they don’t. When Kate arrives in town, she comes the center of everyone’s attention which is exactly what she’s been running from. But while everyone tries to decode her secret, they burst to life, desperate to make their mark on her life. From her coworker, to her boss, to her neighbor, all the way to her weed dealer, Kate becomes a sounding board for their own traumas, dreams, and addictions. And eventually, she may be too close to them to run any longer. Will Kate’s secrets be found out? Or will she be able to run from the past that has defined her for years?
  • Tired/Merry
    Adapted from the poem "Recuerdo" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, two self-proclaimed, Depression Era sadgirls live all the live they can before daybreak sweeps one of them off to married life.
  • Mother and Earth
    Two sisters, aided by a compassionate and lying-by-omission Park Ranger, have climbed to the highest peak in Tallman National Park to scatter their mother's ashes. However, not all goes according to plan when they are stopped by a tall man with a long shadow who tells them they're committing a 738: illegal human remains dumping. Will the sisters be able to fulfill their mother's last wish or will bureaucracy spoil the party?
  • A Svengali
    At the behest of her boss, an acclaimed Chicago visual artist, Morgan rifles through a storage unit looking for a teapot that belonged to a dead Russian painter steeped in his own mythos. When she's visited by his ghost, inspiration strikes her violently, turning her world (and everyone else's) into a chaotic sprint of yellow gouache and bloodied hands. A satire of artists and a tragedy of creation, A...
    At the behest of her boss, an acclaimed Chicago visual artist, Morgan rifles through a storage unit looking for a teapot that belonged to a dead Russian painter steeped in his own mythos. When she's visited by his ghost, inspiration strikes her violently, turning her world (and everyone else's) into a chaotic sprint of yellow gouache and bloodied hands. A satire of artists and a tragedy of creation, A Svengali begs the question what does it mean to be an artist? And does creation come at a price?
  • Untitled Mantis Play (Chronicle of a Death Foretold)
    Santiago is a poet. Lisa is a scientist. But as praying mantises trapped in a jar, they may never get the acclaim they deserve unless they plan a daring escape.