Marjorie Muller

Marjorie Muller

Marjorie Muller is a Chicago-based playwright, actor, and producer. Growing up in the Indiana Dunes, Marjorie has always been fascinated by small towns and the people who live there and the surreal magic surrounding them, both terrible and beautiful.

Marjorie graduated from DePaul with a degree in acting and a minor in creative writing in 2017. Marjorie has been featured as an actor and...
Marjorie Muller is a Chicago-based playwright, actor, and producer. Growing up in the Indiana Dunes, Marjorie has always been fascinated by small towns and the people who live there and the surreal magic surrounding them, both terrible and beautiful.

Marjorie graduated from DePaul with a degree in acting and a minor in creative writing in 2017. Marjorie has been featured as an actor and playwright across the US with companies such as City Lit Theater, The Women's Theatre Festival, and Urbanite Theatre. 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 most recent play, Lucy Westenra is Not (and Will Never Be) a Vampire, was commissioned by the Latin School of Chicago Performing Arts Department as a play for Zoom for their Fall 2020 show. BAV is a play with music based on Dracula and is adaptable for live or virtual performance.

Marjorie is also a beginner guitarist with a voracious obsession for Led Zeppelin and Laura Nyro. In her free time, she loves to bullet journal, babble about Nancy Drew, and play point-and-click video games.

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.
  • Lucy Westenra Is Not (And Will Never Be) a Vampire
    Lucy Westenra has gone missing. Now it’s up to her best friend, three exes, and folk music group The Brides to find her. An adaptation of Dracula crossed with the delirium of “found footage” horror and a dash of haywire mockumentary, Lucy Westenra… explores the insidiousness of the patriarchy, the question of belonging, and following one’s true path.

    This play was developed to be performed by...
    Lucy Westenra has gone missing. Now it’s up to her best friend, three exes, and folk music group The Brides to find her. An adaptation of Dracula crossed with the delirium of “found footage” horror and a dash of haywire mockumentary, Lucy Westenra… explores the insidiousness of the patriarchy, the question of belonging, and following one’s true path.

    This play was developed to be performed by young adults. It is adaptable to both Zoom and live performance.
  • Regular
    Kate is new in town. Hoping to blend in with the locals, she finds a small apartment at the edge of town and accepts a job at the local fiber supplement factory, Easy Does It! However, it’s not so easy when Kate finds out she’s one of the first new residents in over ten years. And for some reason everyone finds her face familiar. They just can’t quite place it. But while everyone tries to decode her secret,...
    Kate is new in town. Hoping to blend in with the locals, she finds a small apartment at the edge of town and accepts a job at the local fiber supplement factory, Easy Does It! However, it’s not so easy when Kate finds out she’s one of the first new residents in over ten years. And for some reason everyone finds her face familiar. They just can’t quite place it. But while everyone tries to decode her secret, they burst to life, desperate to make their mark on her. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?