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2010                   MFA Directing, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

1988                   BFA Acting, New York University cum laude

1982–84            New England Conservatory of Music (Vocal Performance major)

1981                   Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, Bucknell University


1987–88            Practical Aesthetics Workshop, Lincoln Center Theater, William H. Macy, Stephen Schachter, Gregory Mosher, Bernard Gersten

1985–87            Circle-in-the-Square Professional Actor Training Program Alan Langdon, Theresa Hayden, Andrea Haring


2011 Founding Artistic Director, Voyage Theater Company
2011 SAG Nominating Committee (Theatrical)
2010 Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
2010 SAFD Certification in Unarmed Combat
2009 Professional Staff Congress/City University of New York
2008 Lincoln Center Directors Lab
1992 American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
1991 Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
1988 Actor’s Equity Association (AEA)


2013 Artist Summer Institute presented by LMCC and Creative Capital
2013 The Fund for Creative Communities Grant (LMCC)
2013 Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant (LMCC)
2012 Puffin Foundation Grant
2011 CEC ArtsLink Grant for Russian Cultural Leaders Exchange Program
2010 Likhachev Foundation Cultural Fellowship, St. Petersburg, Russia
2009-10 Teaching Fellowship, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
1988 de Menil Scholarship for Excellence in Theater, New York University




2012                 Imagining America Conference, New York University, Plenary Committee

2011                 New York City Art Teachers Association / United Federation of Teachers Workshop: “Shoot from the Hip: Freeing The Imagination”

2011                 Coordinator, National Learning Exchange, Alternate ROOTS Festival, Baltimore, MD

2010                Echo-Moscow Radio, featured talk show guest

2008                Directors on Directing: Joseph Chaikin Lecture presented at the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, New York, NY

2004                Contributing writer: Remembering Joseph Chaikin Theater Vol. 34, Number 3 (Fall 2004), Duke University Press

2001                 Facilitator, Struck Dumb: A Roundtable Discussion with Joseph Chaikin TCG, Bi-Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA



2012                 Adjunct, Directing, New York University, Atlantic Theater Conservatory

2011                 Adjunct, Directing, New York University, Atlantic Theater Conservatory

2009–10         Acting Instructor (10.1/10.2), Brooklyn College, City University of New York

2008               Winter Workshop for Actors & Directors, Algonquin Theatre (New York, NY)

2007               Guest Instructor, Graduate Acting Program, Florida State University (FL)

1998–2003    Joseph Chaikin Master Class for Actors and Directors (New York, NY)  Co-instructor of seven acting and directing workshops with Mr. Chaikin

2002                Adjunct Instructor, New York University/Atlantic Theater Co. (New York, NY)

2000               Guest Instructor, Acting for Film, Hunter College (New York, NY)

1999                Guest Instructor in Acting, Fordham University (Bronx, NY)

1998                Guest Lecturer, Florida International University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

1995                Guest Instructor, Simon’s Rock College (Great Barrington, MA)

1994                Primary Teacher, Grades 3 & 4, Horizon School (Atlanta, GA)

1993                Introduction to Acting, Horizon School (Atlanta, GA)

1994                On-Camera Technique, The Second Stage Workshop (Atlanta, GA)

1994                Director, Atlanta Youth Theater (Atlanta, GA)

1993                Acting Instructor, Pebblebrook Performing Arts School (Cobb County, GA)

1992               Asst. Instructor, Acting, New School for Social Research (New York, NY)

1988               Artist in Residence, PA Governor’s School for the Arts (Lewisburg, PA)

1986               Asst. Teacher, PA Governor’s School for the Arts (Lewisburg, PA)







by Daniel Libman

Voyage Theater Company

Clurman Theatre, Theatre Row, NYC

2013 My Poor Marat

by Alexei Arbuzov Trans. Oleg Ivanov

Voyage Theater Company at
Canal Park Playhouse, NYC
2012 Obama 44

by Mario Fratti

La MaMa ETC (50th Annivesary Season) World Premiere
2011 Trojan Women

by Euripides (trans. Alan Shapiro)

Atlantic Theater Conservatory New York University
2011 Botticelli

by Terence McNally

Atlantic Theater Conservatory New York University
2010 Dead Boy

by Craig Wright

Atlantic Theater Conservatory New York University
2010 Nerine

by Brian Quirk (Reading)

ID Theater Company (New York, NY)

with Daphne Rubin-Vega and Lynn Cohen

2010 The Story

by Tracey Scott Wilson

Brooklyn College Department of Theater Thesis Production (Brooklyn, NY)
2009 July 7, 1994

by Donald Margulies

Brooklyn College Department of Theater pre-thesis (Brooklyn, NY)
2009 The Landlord (Staged reading) by Paul Hufker 440 Studios–Workshop Production (New York, NY)
2008 5 O’Clock

by Richard Brockman

Algonquin Short Play Festival [Finalist] (New York, NY)
2007 Uncle

by Dean Gray

Blue Heron Theatre (New York, NY) World Premiere
2005 Trailerville

by John Dufresne

Blue Heron Theatre (New York, NY) World Premiere
2004 The Marriage of Figaro

by Beaumarchais, adapt. Joan Holden

Juilliard Drama School (New York, NY)

Assistant Director to Timothy Douglas

2004 Homeland Insecurity

by Benjamin Franklin Carney

American Place Theatre (New York, NY
1999 The Discussion

by Veronique Jeanmarie

42nd Street Workshop (New York, NY)
1998 auto-da-fe

by Tennessee Williams

Main Street Arts Theater (Nyack, NY)

Featuring Marylouise Burke

1998 The Girl and the Soldier

by Jean-Claude van Itallie

LaMaMa ETC / Galleria (New York, NY)
1998 Hello Bertha

by Tennessee Williams

LaMaMa ETC / Galleria (New York, NY)
1997 Think! (An AIDS Awareness Play) Atlanta Youth Ensemble (Atlanta, GA)
1996 I Too Am America Horizon School (Atlanta, GA)
1988 Blue Notes

by Sam Henry Kass

NADA (New York, NY)
1988 Heat

by William Hauptman

New York University (New York, NY)


THEATER (Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Regional)

2013 Savage/Love George Russel Ensemble De Facto Dance Company
by Joseph Chaikin and Sam Shepard HERE Arts Center  NYC
2012 Take What Is Yours Jill A. Samuels The Man 59 E 59 Theaters  NYC
by Erica Fae and Jill A. Samuels
2011 Quartet Stephan Morrow Bill Theater for the New City
by Mario Fratti (New York, NY)
2008–09 August: Osage County Anna Shapiro Steve Broadway: Music Box
by Tracy Letts Heidebrecht

Little Charles (u/s)

Theatre / Steppenwolf Theater Company (New York, NY)
2007 Alfred Kinsey: A Love Story Craig George Alfred Kinsey Michael Weller Theater
by Mike Folie (New York, NY)
2007 True West Robert Rechnitz Austin Two River Theater
by Sam Shepard (Two River, NJ)
2006 Arms and the Man Lester Malizia Sergius Seaside Music Theater
by G. Bernard Shaw (Daytona Beach, FL)
2004-05 Tuesdays with Morrie Michael Montel Mitch Albom Coconut Grove Playhouse
by Mitch Albom (u/s) (Coconut Grove, FL) and
National Tour
2004 Between Us Christopher Ashley Carlo/Joel Manhattan Theatre Club
                   by Joe Hortua (u/s) (New York, NY)
2003 Hail from Nowhere Darryl Larson He Greenwich Street Theatre
by Sam Shepard (New York, NY)
2002 Body Songs Joseph Chaikin Ensemble The Public Theatre / NYSF
by John Belluso (workshop prod.) (New York, NY)
2001 All My Sons Timothy Douglas Chris Actors Theatre of Louisville
by Arthur Miller (Louisville, KY)
2000 Baltimore Star Dan Foster Bill Hudson Stage Company
by David Weiner (Croton on Hudson, NY)
2000 Dinner with Friends Seth Gordon Tom The Cleveland Play House
by Donald Margulies (Cleveland, OH)
1998 O’Neill Michael Hillyer Jamie Blue Heron Theatre
by Anne Legault O’Neill (New York, NY)
1997 The Glass Menagerie Joseph Chaikin Tom Yale Repertory Theater
by Tennessee Williams (New Haven, CT)
1997 Chicago Joseph Chaikin Stu Signature Theater
by Sam Shepard Company

(New York, NY)

1996 Sister Michael Hillyer Carlo Theater for the New City
by Mario Fratti (New York, NY)





My Mother’s Courage

by George Tabori

A Movie Star Has to Star

Veronika Nowag- Jones

Joseph Chaikin




7 Stages (Atlanta, GA)


Signature Theater

in Black and White Brando Company
by Adrienne Kennedy (New York, NY)
1995 Tourists and Refugees II

by the Winter Project

Joseph Chaikin Tour Guide Manhattan Theater Club (New York, NY)
1993 The Disabilities Project Charles Mee, Jr. Joseph Chaikin (workshop prod.) Ensemble The Public Theatre / NYSF (New York, NY)
1992 Lusting After Pipino’s Wife

by Sam Henry Kass

Casey Childs Patsy Primary Stages (New York, NY)
1991 Ancient Boys

by Jean-Claude van Itallie

Gregory Keller Chris LaMaMa, ETC (New York, NY)
1991 Take to the Bed

by The Working Playground

Amy Rosenfeld Ensemble Theater for the New City (New York, NY)
1990 The Maids

by Jean Genet

HJTh Claire The Living Theatre (New York, NY)
1989 Twelfth Night Rene Bouche Sebastian Capital Rep (Albany, NY)
by William Shakespeare
1988 Biloxi Blues by Neil Simon John Pynchon- Holmes Wykowski Capital Rep (Albany, NY)
1988 Women and Water

by John Guare

Stephen Schachter Nathan Pusey Atlantic Theater Company (Burlington, VT)
1988 Alice In Wonderland By Lewis Carroll Kristin Marting Ensemble Tiny Mythic Theater (New York, NY)
1988 Aurum

by the Hanon Reznikov

Judith Malina Ensemble The Living Theatre (New York, NY)
1986 Cabaret Corps Michael Flaherty Corps Williamtstown Theater Festival (Williamstown, MA)
1984 Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare

Lester Mailiza Claudio The New Theater (New York, NY)
1984 Peter Pan

by J.M. Barrie

Lester Malizia Peter Town & Country Playhouse (Salem, NH)
1984 Kiss Me Kate

by Cole Porter

Lester Malizia Company Town & Country Playhouse (Salem, NH)
2012 Hollow

Tribeca Film Festival / PBS

Lisa Robinson, dir. Executive (co-star)
2010 Too Big to Fail HBO Josh Bolten
2010 Wake

Atlanta Film Festival

Piers End Productions John (principal)


2006 Leaving Gussie Vivamus Productions Wendy Bednarz, dir. Bruce (supporting)
2000 Dog’s Life Dog’s Life Productions Eddie (starring)
1998 Cross-Eyed Broken Hearts Productions Warren (principal)
1997 Remembering Sex Gill Holland, Producer Rodney (principal)
1992 The Search for One-Eye Jimmy Cabin Fever Productions Tommy Hoyt (principal)
1991 Live Fast (Die Out of Town) Hip Priest Productions Sandy (starring)
1990 Johnny Suede Miramax Films

Tom DiCillo, director

Ned Business



2014 The Blacklist NBC Jessie (Co-Star)
2011 Nurse Jackie Showtime John (Co-Star)
2011 Unforgettable CBS-TV Dr. White (Co-Star)
2010 Too Big to Fail HBO Josh Bolten
2009 One Life to Live ABC-TV PA Attorney General (Guest Star)
2008 Law and Order Universal/MCA Co-Star
2004 Law and Order Universal/MCA Co-Star
2000 The Big Easy USA Network Guest Star
1998 Tribeca Fox-TV Co-Star
1993 As the World Turns CBS-TV Recurring
1991 Law and Order Universal/MCA Co-Star


Trailerville by John Dufresne

Commissioned writing of the play and facilitated development through a series of readings and workshops. Associate produced with Artistic Director Ardelle Striker, Ph.D. Directed World Premiere at Blue Heron Theatre in June 2004.

bodySONGS by John Belluso

Developed over a ten-year period through improvisation with a company of physically disabled actors, this ensemble piece was an exploration of disability in American culture. Presented at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Joseph Papp Public Theater in 1999 and again in 2002. Directed by Joseph Chaikin, written by John Belluso, with songs by Elizabeth Swados. bodySONGS is the subject of a documentary film by Dee Henoch.

The Late Henry Moss by Sam Shepard

Developed the role of Ray (later played by Sean Penn in San Francisco and Ethan Hawke in New York) in a workshop at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Joseph Papp Public Theater in which Mr. Shepard completed writing of the play (2000). The workshop was directed by Joseph Chaikin.

Tourists and Refugees II

A 1995 re-examination of the noted Winter Project production at Manhattan Theater Club under the direction of Joseph Chaikin. Company included Open Theatre members Tina Shepard and Paul Zimet, with music by Harry Mann.


2010 – 11 Careers In Photography – nine-episode video series featuring “niche” careers Produced for Joy of Giving Something, Inc.


Mobile Justice: Open Society Justice Initiative in Congo – web video Produced for Forward Thinking Museum and Open Society
2010 Greener Driving – John Voelcker on the new generation of electric cars – web video Produced for Forward Thinking Museum
2010 A Fable for Tomorrow: Alexis Rockman at the Smithsonian – web video Produced for Forward Thinking Museum and Smithsonian American Art Museum


2008                 Production Stage Manager, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train by Stephen Adly Gurgis, Directed by Mary Beth Easley Brooklyn College Theater Department


1982–84            New England Conservatory of Music Chorus and Chamber Singers Recordings with Boston Symphony Orchestra (Seiji Ozawa, conductor),

New England Conservatory Orchestra, and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

1984                    Pablo Casals Festival, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1983–85            Professional Choir Member and Soloist, Old South Church, Boston, MA


2008–Present Director of Education and Outreach

Joy of Giving Something, Inc. New York, NY

Created National Student Program and Scholarship initiative ($400,000 budget) for non-profit arts organization; manage collection of 10,000 works of art.

2007–09            Freelance Copywriter, New York, NY

Clients included InStyle Online and Ad Hoc Studios.

2001–02            Creative Consultant, JML Architecture & Design, New York, NY Document planning and logistics consultant.

1988–92            Talent Management Assistant at World of Culture, Ltd., New York, NY

Clients included Steve Buscemi, Judith Malina, and Peter Facinelli


Generous kudos must go to director Wayne Maugans for managing the perfectly paced plot revelations while keeping the dialogue moving with precise speed. The result of the sharp staging and well-honed performances is a funny, anxious, edgy, and very satisfying evening of theater. With no intermission, and none needed.” Jon Sobel, Review of Intermission by Daniel Libman, Blogcritics, May 9, 2014

The actors, under the direction of Wayne Maugans, do a good job of evolving into more multi- dimensional characters as the play progresses…” Howard Miller, Review of Intermission by Daniel Libman, Talkin’ Broadway, May 8, 2014

“The playwright has given each character a meaty exit scenario to play, and all of the actors really step up to the plate here and deliver emotional, credible scene work. Mr. Maugans’ staging, as constrained as it is, has flashes of inspiration that generally carry the day…” Michael Hillyer, Review of Intermission by Daniel Libman, The Front Row Center, May 10, 2014

“It is amazing how Wayne Maugans, the director of the play…separated from those heroic and terrible years of the siege of Leningrad by seven decades, was able to recreate that unique time. It is also due to his very close, accurate, and sophisticated reading of Arbuzov’s text that he was able pass that quality to his entire stage crew, and most importantly, the actors.”   Margarita Shkyarevskaya, Review of My Poor Marat by Alexei Arbuzov, Russian Bazaar, April 11, 2013

“It’s easy to fall in love with the three characters as well as the three wonderful young performers expertly inhabiting their roles. Wayne Maugans restrained direction allows the play’s emotions to ring out and the performers to shine.”  Mark Savitt. Review of My Poor Marat by Alexei Arbuzov, Hi! Drama, April 23, 2013

Always at the center is Kinsey, whom Maugans succeeds in making immediately likeable and consistently convincing. And he also happily looks just right.”  Karl Levett. Review of Alfred Kinsey: A Love Story by Mike Folie, Backstage, Sept. 10, 2007

“Maugans starts off as warily amused by Lee, when he feels oh-so-superior to his sibling. That smile becomes more glazed and then frozen as his brother starts making in-roads. It’s a performance that takes its time to build, but when it does, it sizzles.”  Peter Filichia. Review of True West by Sam Shepard, The Star Ledger, March 12, 2007

The direction by Wayne Maugans is top-notch. The pace of this play should never be rampant, and Maugans directs the cast accordingly.”  John Jordan. Review of Uncle by Dean Gray,, Feb. 15, 2007

“Under the inventive direction of Wayne Maugans, the play’s flashback structure sustains our fascination.”  David Kennerley. Review of Uncle by Dean Gray, Chelsea Now, Feb. 23, 2007

Wayne Maugans has directed with such sensitivity that Uncle becomes a surprisingly moving experience.”  Andy Propst. Review of Uncle by Dean Gray, Backstage, Feb. 13, 2007

“Wayne Maugans … an actor to remember and to cherish.”  Clive Barnes. Review of Chicago by Sam Shepard, New York Post, Nov. 8, 1996

Mr. Maugans expertly recreates this antic mood in a performance that never for a minute betrays the time and circumstances of Mr. Shepard’s search for his own style.”  Vincent Canby. Review of Chicago by Sam Shepard, New York Times, Nov. 17, 1996