Maggie Goscinski

Maggie Goscinski

Maggie Goscinski is a New York native living and writing on the rocky coast of Maine. She currently serves as President of Cold Comfort Theater in Belfast and writes plays and short stories. Her adaptation 'The Gift of the Magi' was produced at Cold Comfort Theater in 2018 and she has written stories such as ‘Apology to a Sea Bird’, ‘Albert’s Dignity’, ‘Not Even the Moon’, and plays such as ‘A...
Maggie Goscinski is a New York native living and writing on the rocky coast of Maine. She currently serves as President of Cold Comfort Theater in Belfast and writes plays and short stories. Her adaptation 'The Gift of the Magi' was produced at Cold Comfort Theater in 2018 and she has written stories such as ‘Apology to a Sea Bird’, ‘Albert’s Dignity’, ‘Not Even the Moon’, and plays such as ‘A Collection of Things We Forgot to Say’, ‘Heart for Hire’ and ‘The Stranger’. She lives with her boyfriend Matt and stepson Ian.

Plays

  • A Good Kind of Dying
    10 MIN: Temple and Join sneak away from the party to sit in front of the ocean. Conversation flows and they find themselves glad that they did.
  • Death to Poe
    ONE ACT: Liam, an intern working at the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage in the Bronx, is thrilled when two reporters ask to speak with him about the death of Poe. What he doesn’t realize is that they aren’t interested in his facts, they’re interested in writing their own.
  • The Feeling of Leaving/Staying
    ONE MINUTE PLAY: A phone-call and a misunderstood feeling, a moment differently absorbed in one page.
  • Still Love Me?
    10 MIN. SHORT: Three relationships, all shattered beyond repair, leave behind the shell-shocked remnants of people, sitting on a stage, asking if they’re still lovable, if they’re still loved, now.
  • Heart for Hire
    ONE ACT PLAY: Connor, frustrated that he has yet to have his first kiss, hires a prostitute to give it to him. When he confuses Elise for the woman he hired, hilarity ensues.
  • Columbus: A Musical for Children
    In this biographical musical for children, the audience meets renowned explorer Christopher Columbus....and hears the real story.

    SCRIPT and LYRICS by Maggie Goscinski
    MUSIC by Christian Stevens
  • Jane Goodall: A Play for Children
    Jane proves that by working hard and focusing on her dreams she can accomplish anything in this biographical tale for children.
  • The Stranger
    ONE ACT: During the U.S. Civil War, Lt. Charles H. Colley of Gray was mortally wounded at the Battle of Cedar Mountain. His body was sent home for burial. However, when the casket arrived home, it contained the body of an unknown soldier in a gray Confederate uniform. Unable to correct the mistake, and believing that the young man's family would want him to have a proper burial, the soldier was laid to...
    ONE ACT: During the U.S. Civil War, Lt. Charles H. Colley of Gray was mortally wounded at the Battle of Cedar Mountain. His body was sent home for burial. However, when the casket arrived home, it contained the body of an unknown soldier in a gray Confederate uniform. Unable to correct the mistake, and believing that the young man's family would want him to have a proper burial, the soldier was laid to rest in the town cemetery, and a group of local townswomen arranged to have a stone placed on his grave.
  • The Sprite
    ONE ACT PLAY: When a Huntsman tries to kill one of the birds of the forest, a Sprite intervenes. Murderous birds, rejection, memory-loss cannot weaken the Sprite's love for him.
  • The True Story of Thanksgiving: A Musical for Children
    This historical musical for children introduces the story of the first Thanksgiving.....the real story.
  • A Collection of Things We Forgot to Say
    ONE ACT PLAY: ‘Don’t you think there is always something unspoken between two people?’

    -Tennessee Williams
  • The Gift of the Magi
    The classic Christmas story retold in this short play adaptation.