Assistant Director of Publicity and Media
Maureen Bogues has been a member of Brookside Repertory Theatre since 2002. A San Francisco resident for the past 7 years, she works as a copy editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, and is also a freelance writer and editor. She has been a member of the Will Dunne Dramatic Writing Workshop for several years, and has written two one-act plays, "Coming Out Blonde," and "Harley and Handel," that have been featured in Dunne's "New Writers/New Works" staged reading series.
"Blonde," was also presented in a staged reading by the Angst Ensemble at The Loft space in January, 2002, and "Harley and Handel" was produced by the City Lights Theater in San Jose in December, 2002. A different version of the play (then-titled "Pink Men") was presented as part of Brookside's Christmas Shorts staged reading.
Maureen is currently rewriting the script for the children's musical, Wink, that features a story by Bogues and friend Naomi Rifkin with music by friend Aaron Rosenberg. It was performed in a workshop production at the Lincoln Community Playhouse in Lincoln, Neb., in June, 2002. A revised script will be featured in a staged reading in July, 2003, at Theatre Rhino in San Francisco.
A theater junkie since high school (where she served in many roles--not all at once!--including pit orchestra, chorus member, props person, costume lady, set painter, and, OK, a couple of onstage appearances) Maureen channeled all that energy into her work as an entertainment reporter for many years, and is pleased to blend all of that experience into her current work as a playwright. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.