Maxie Rockymore is a Minneapolis-based playwright and poet. Produced works include: Straight Yellow Jacket at the New African Theatre, Cleveland, OH, May 2014; Holiday at Pillsbury House Theatre, Minneapolis, MN in 1991.
and The House That Jack Built: The play was produced with a grant from the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Arts Commission’s Minority, Ethnic and Neighborhood Arts New Presenters Program; at the Pillsbury House Theatre, Minneapolis, MN in 1989.
Semi-finalist, the 2013 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, script submitted: Draft Sam.
Finalist, 2012-2013 Many Voices Fellowship, Playwrights’ Center, Mpls., MN, script submitted: Draft Sam
Readings: Black Sheroes and Other Myths, Member Stages reading, May 2014
Draft Sam Early Stages reading at the Playwrights' Center, Mpls., MN May 2011
Participant/ Guest artist - 2010 Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive, Washington, D.C.
In progress: I Lost November: A collection of forty plus poems that mostly explore the three "Ls", love, loss and longing in everyday moments of life. Ten of the poems that focus on love were chosen to form the basis of a mixed media collaboration of thirteen Twincities artists called The Love Project. The thirteen artists re- interpreted and re-imagined the poems through their own unique medium, storytelling, dance, spoken word, rap. visual art, singing, and deejaying. Two electric performances were held at the Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis, December 28th and 29th, 2012. The Love Project was created by the Obsidian Arts organization: www.blackartsmn.org. Supporters of the project were The Buddy Taub and the McKnight Foundation. A review by Debra Stone of Twincities Daily can be found here: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/debrastone25/love-project-poetry-and-melding-media-0#.UP3D4ha1qog.email
Maxie is a current member of The Dramatist Guild of America and Playwrights’ Center.
Maxie was recently accepted into the MFA in Writing Program at the University of Nebraska. She has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Social work and Spanish from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.