Maureen is a well known stage actress and playwright. Most of her work is in front of a live audience, but she has also done film and TV.
Maureen Gallagher (Playwright) is originally from Philadelphia, and she moved to Chicago to attend the Goodman School of Drama. She has been a member of the theatre community there ever since. As an actor, she has performed at many of the city’s theatres including Steppenwolf, Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Victory Gardens, American Theatre Company, Northlight, Court, Apple Tree, Organic, Next, and the Body Politic, where she was a founding member of the ensemble. She received a Joseph Jefferson Award for THE BELLE OF AMHERST and has been nominated four times for Jeff Awards and Citations. She has been writing for eight years. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and has had readings of her plays at Victory Gardens, American Theatre Company, the Prop Thtr New Plays Festival, and Chicago Dramatists. MARTIN FUREY'S SHOT is Maureen’s first production. © TimeLine Theatre Company
Irish plays she has done ...Playboy of the Western World by J. M. Synge with her father, Philadelphia community theatre actor, Frank Gallagher.
Translations by Brian Friel
The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh
Remembrance by Graham Reid
Maureen is also a wife and mother. She is very proud of her Irish heritage as all Gallagher's are. She has spent countless hours researching her father's side of the family from Mayo.