Maren Ward

BareBones Artist Maren Ward Halloween 2008Maren co-founded Bedlam Theatre in 1993 and over the years has worked as an actor, director and administrator with the company and now plays the role of Co-Artistic Director.

In addition to her work at Bedlam, Maren has been co-director of the Barebones Halloween Show and a member of the Psycick Slutz a capella ritual performance ensemble since 1998.

In 2003, she became a director with the zAmya Theater Project, an annual theatrical collaboration with homeless and housed actors.

Last Spring she joined the affiliate faculty at the University of Minnesota to teach Creative Collaboration.

She has also performed with Frank Theater, 10,000 Things, In the Heart of the Beast, and Open Eye Figure Theatre.

In 2007 she received a Jerome Travel/Study grant to attend the Cornerstone Institute for Community Based Theater and a Mcknight Theater Artist Fellowship through the Playwright’s Center.