Maura Halloran is a Canadian actor and writer. She holds a BFA in Acting from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and currently resides in California. Maura is an Associate Artist with The Cutting Ball Theatre (San Francisco) and a member of The United Solo Academy (New York.)
In the Bay Area, Maura has acted with Central Works, The Cutting Ball Theatre, New Conservatory Theatre Center, DIVAfest, No Nude Men, Tides Theater, Palo Alto Players, Salon San Carlos, SF Theatre Pub, the Women in Solodarity Festival, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, One Minute Play Festival, Bay One Acts Festival and the National Steinbeck Festival. She has also co-created and performed cabaret and installation pieces for WE Players on Alcatraz, SF Institute for Possibility, SF MOMA, The Rumpus, Lost Horizon Night Market and the ChatRoulette Show.
Elsewhere, Maura has performed in Vancouver with Blackbird Theatre, Seven Tyrants Theatre, United Players and Magnetic North Festival (Theatre Conspiracy / HIVE 2), in Calgary with Morpheus Theatre and in Brno, CZ with the Setkani/Encounter Festival and has toured her award-winning solo show PUSSY to festivals in London, New York and Seattle.
A highlight of 2015, was pairing with the legendary and inimitable Jamie DeWolf to write and perform The Docent for the SF Institute of Possibility's Fallen Cosmos, a role Maura recently rewrote and reprised for S.F.O.I.P.'s Descent into Madness in October 2016.
At Berkeley's Central Works, Maura participated in development and performed in the premiere of "Enemies: Foreign and Domestic", a new play by Patricia Milton. Enemies has since won Outstanding World Premiere Play at Theatre Bay Area Awards 2015 and was nominated for two SF Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards.
Soon after came the release of BattleStache Studios' East Bay web series MERRIT SQUAD! by Tracy Held Potter and Colin Johnson.
In 2014, Maura took her award-winning solo show PUSSY to it's invited debut at London's So and So ON Festival, scampered back across the pond for a wildly successful run at New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco, and was honoured to be lauded among the Best Theatre of 2014 on KQED Arts and nominated for Outstanding Production of a Solo Play at the Theatre Bay Area Awards in November 2015.
Maura was also thrilled to become an Associate Artist at The Cutting Ball Theatre in San Francisco where she has performed in Communique No. 10 by Samuel Gallet, Krispy Kritters in the Scarlett Night by Andrew P. Saito, a Risk is This reading of Saito's Stegosaurus, and several Hidden Classics readings.