Surface, Mary Hall (USA)

Mary Hall Surface is a director-playwright specializing in theater for family audiences and multidisciplinary collaborations. Her plays have been produced at major professional theaters, museums, universities, and festivals throughout the US and in Germany, Canada, Japan, Ireland, England and Taiwan, as well as at Washington DC’s National Gallery of Art, Folger Theatre, and fifteen productions with the Kennedy Center’s Theater for Young Audiences.

She has been nominated for nine Helen Hayes Awards (receiving the award in 2002 for Outstanding Director of a Musical), and has published twelve plays, two monologue collections for middle school students, and three award-winning original cast albums of her musicals, Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales, Perseus Bayou, and The Odyssey of Telemaca.

Mary Hall is also Artistic Director of the INTERSECTIONS Festival at DC’s Atlas Performing Arts Center where she has programmed over 400 multi-disciplinary performances and championed innovative audience and community engagement.