John Maclay is a playwright (as well as director) who specializes in Theatre for Young Audiences. His plays include GERONIMO STILTON: MOUSE IN SPACE, JUST A LITTLE CRITTER MUSICAL(with Brett Ryback), NANCY DREW AND HER BIGGEST CASE EVER (with Jeff Frank), ANATOLE (with Lee Becker and James Valcq) and next season’s GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL (with Danny Abosch) and a new version of ROBIN HOOD (with Joe Foust).
In addition to a busy schedule as playwright and adaptor of literature for the stage, Mr. Maclay proudly serves as Associate Artistic Director and Director of the Young Company at First Stage in Milwaukee Wisconsin, one of the America’s largest and most respected theatres for young audiences. Mr. Maclay has been working with First Stage in one form or other since 2000 and has directed or appeared in more than 25 First Stage productions (from classics to world premieres) as well as having produced more than 50 productions for the First Stage high school programs.
Mr. Maclay’s work as actor or director has also been seen at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Milwaukee Shakespeare Company, Defiant Theatre, Bunny Gumbo, Bialystock and Bloom, Skylight Opera Theatre and more. When not doing that, he is busy teaching theatre at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI.