Maureen Silliman

Maureen Silliman first performed at the Two River Theater in 1998 when she was cast in The Real Thing, and went on to appear in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, and Our Town. Also at Two River, she appeared as Sonya in Uncle Vanya and Amanda in The Glass Menagerie under the direction of Robert Rechnitz, as well as in the world premiere of his play, Lives of Reason. On Broadway, Ms. Silliman played Jenny in Shenandoah; Liv Ullman’s daughter, Katrin in I Remember Mama; and in Is There Life After High School?. She appeared in the National Tours of The Gingerbread Lady, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds starring Shelley Winters (New Jersey Drama Critics Award), and opposite Theodore Bikel in Fiddler on the Roof. Off-Broadway, her credits include Reckless, Marathon Dancing (Anne Bogart, director), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Andrei Serban, director), Three Postcards, Voice of the Prairie, and Blue Window (also in Los Angeles—L.A. Drama Critics and Dramalogue Awards). Also in New Jersey, Maureen appeared at Paper Mill Playhouse as Rachel in Rags, and at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in I Capture the Castle and To Kill a Mockingbird. She was in the prize-winning Angels and Ministers of Grace at New Jersey Rep in Long Branch. Other regional theater credits include: Trina in Falsettos (Pittsburgh Public), Jenny in Company (Huntington), Mabel in Pride’s Crossing (Theaterworks), Stevie in The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? (Southern Rep), Mattie in Pure Confidence (Cincinnati Playhouse—Acclaim Award), Birdie in Little Foxes (Fulton Opera House), The Heidi Chronicles (Cleveland Play House), Gutele in The Rothschilds and Sarah in No Way to Treat a Lady (Coconut Grove), Zhivago (La Jolla), Loves and Hours (Old Globe), and at the Gulfshore Playhouse, Sonya in Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady and, most recently, in the world premiere of Miss Keller Has No Second Book. She appeared on television in Blue Window (PBS); Law & Order; Feds; 6 Rms Riv Vu; Dixie: Changing Habits; and Sanctuary of Fear, and played Pam Chandler for two years on Guiding Light. Also a singer, Ms. Silliman won a MAC Award for the CD Pictures in the Hall. Maureen is thrilled to be a part of Two River Theater’s 25th Anniversary season, and is especially happy to be working once again with director Robert Rechnitz, the founder of Two River Theater.