Richard Maxwell

Performing Arts, 2000

Richard Maxwell, an Obie Award-winning writer and director, was born in Fargo, ND, and studied acting at Illinois State University. In Chicago, he was a cofounder of the Cook County Theater Department. Maxell has lived in New York City since 1994 and is the Artistic Director of New York City Players.

Awards and Accomplishments


Maxwell is included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial


Maxwell is named a Doris Duke Artist as part of the inaugural class of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards

2010: Maxwell receives Guggenheim Fellowship

2010: Maxwell receives Creation Fund Award from National Performance Network