is an internationally recognized, award-winning playwright and director, teaching artist and museum educator. She is dedicated to expanding perspective, uncovering complexity and building empathy. Her plays have been produced at major professional theaters, museums, and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and Canada, including eighteen productions with the Kennedy Center’s Theater for Young Audiences and the National Symphony Orchestra.
She has been nominated for nine Helen Hayes Awards (Washington, DC’s professional theater awards), receiving the 2002 Award for Outstanding Director of a Resident Musical; and has published 12 plays, four cast albums, and two books of scenes and monologues for middle school actors.
Mary Hall was a six-summer faculty member of Harvard University’s Project Zero Classroom and a guest artist for Project Zero’s national and international conferences. She teaches creative writing inspired by visual art for the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Associates, and museums nationally. She has been a Kennedy Center National Teaching Artist since 1987. www.maryhallsurface.com