Scénographe+ Metteuse en scène + Performeuse + Artiste +
Diplomée EnsAD Paris et de la Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amterdam +Enseignante à la T.A.M school of drama + Enseignante aux Ateliers du Carrousel Paris + Enseignante Arts plastiques Lycée École Diagonale
I’m Maureen, half-Irish half-French woman living and working in Paris, France. I’m an artist, perfor- mer, dramaturg, teacher and a stubborn optimist-activist for climate change and gender—equality. I graduated in 2018 from ENSAD Paris and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam in scenography and Inter-architecture with the project “Mmmh corporation”; an immersive and participative performance for 15 people. With my work partner Morgane Le Doze, we created the scenography, wrote the stories and performed. It is a fiction in which the audience take part, choosing a role and living in a mysterious highly technological enterprise called the Mmmh corporation. This project is a reflexion on the individualistic industry that affects us all and how to reclaim freedom, destroy hierarchies and build together. It brings the audience to re-think how people connect and work. With this project, many others followed, all connected to how we approach, space, identity and working in groups: like “Microcosmes” , project with children in a rural city, with Création en cours, Ateliers Medicis.
After several work as a scenographer, my main goal is to bring people together through my teaching practice and my performances. Since 2016, I teach devised theater and performance to artists, amateurs and teenagers. My methods are based on movement work, creative writing and stimulating the imagination with storytelling and bodywork. I performed and worked in many institutions (Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Tignous, Fondation Ricard, Festival de Marseille...) as well as under- ground, site-specific spaces: parks, dumpsters, apartments, squats... I believe in my interdisciplinary skills and the way they help connect people together.
The world is changing , and I, as an artist, am completely involved to make it better.