Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith (she/her) is an actor, playwright, and comedian based in Chicago, Illinois. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she began studying theatre at a young age, taking any performance class she could. Upon graduating high school, she moved to Chicago to pursue a BA in Theatre, along with two minors in English and Shakespeare Studies, at Loyola University Chicago. In her time at Loyola, she led two projects...
Maggie Smith (she/her) is an actor, playwright, and comedian based in Chicago, Illinois. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she began studying theatre at a young age, taking any performance class she could. Upon graduating high school, she moved to Chicago to pursue a BA in Theatre, along with two minors in English and Shakespeare Studies, at Loyola University Chicago. In her time at Loyola, she led two projects with their Second Stage Program, Rats: The Musical and Saint Louise, Pray for Us, the former a devised absurdist musical and the latter a staged reading of her two-act play. Along with leading works, she participated in several student-led projects as a performer, deviser, and writer.

Plays

  • Le Cirque de Fleurs
    A one-act play taking place over the course of one night, Le Cirque de Fleurs tells the story of six performers, all contracted to work with Le Cirque de Fleurs' during its 1919 national tour. They soon find, however, that they are spending their entire career making an unlivable wage in an unsafe environment. Their response: Set the circus on fire.
  • Saint Louise, Pray for Us
    After their youngest sister's unexpected death, two young women, Gen and Toni, take the logical next step in attempting to canonize her as a saint. In diving into he details of her life, however, the two learn much more about her than they bargained for.
  • If I Die Before I Wake
    Based on the Faustus myth, a young woman sells her soul to the Devil in order to spark creativity. Told through poetry, this play focuses on what to make of our limited time on earth, asking if it is better to be known well or well-known.
  • Couch Tomb
    Based on true events, Laura, Elmer, Nellie, Alice, Ida, and Edgar embark on an all-night journey to protect the city they love from vampires. Despite their young ages and constant need for adult supervision, the six Chicago children are determined to prove their neighbor's disappearance is related to the supernatural, though their excursion may prove to reveal something more sinister.
  • Winchester Geese
    Inspired by the history of the Crossbones Graveyard, this play tells the story of Avis, Cecily, and Bridget, three young women stuck on earth since their burials, all of whom spend their afterlives clinging onto the hope of one day being remembered.