2019-Beautiful View, The Jefferson

2019-Beautiful View,Arts and Lit Lab, Writer/Director

©2021  Maureen Janson. All Rights Reserved.

From Opera House to Storefront to Black Box;

From Stillness to Gesture to Leap;

From Actor to Singer to Dancer;

Spanning Styles and Genres;

Monologue Festivals, Forward Theater Company

At top: Don Giovanni (directed by Elise Sandell, assistant directed by Maureen Janson, produced by Madison Opera, photo by James Gill), 

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Choreography and Directing

-Maureen speaks about her choreography and movement work for Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's production of Our Class.  Watch the video here.

-Read a bit about Maureen's choreography here.

Maureen brings experience, confidence, positive energy and a strong work ethic to dance choreography, movement direction and stage direction for live performance and film.

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Space Voyage: The Musical Frontier

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-Maureen speaks about directing for Forward Theater Company's production of Out of the Fire-The Banned Books Monologues.  Read the article here.

2016-Monologue Festival, Forward Theater Company, Director
2016-Space Voyage: The Musical Frontier, Director

"Maureen Janson’s choreography is pure fun, and is deftly executed."  -Chicago Sun-Times

"Janson reminds me of choreographer Paul Taylor with her musicality and penchant for inserting quirky elements that let us see traditional ballet vocabulary in a new way."  -Isthmus

"Choreographer Maureen Janson contributed mightily to the power of this play's physical prowess"  -Dane 101

"Fortunately for Maureen Janson,  her work really is smart: it has a visceral impact... This company  surprised me with its ragged force, dark humor, and enigmatic but powerful sense of theater. "  -Chicago Reader

2021-Within These Walls, Forward Theater Company, Director

2021-Ten Days in a Madhouse, Music Theatre of Madison, Assistant Director/Choreographer

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Maureen's choreography was hailed as the "Best of 2016" by Isthmus, Madison, WI

-Maureen was awarded the prestigious Choreography and Performance Award from the Wisconsin Dance Council.  

She also is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the state of Wisconsin.

2019-Murder Ballad,  Music Theatre of Madison, Choreographer

2018-Fun Home,  Forward Theater Company, Choreographer

2018-1776,  Four Seasons Theatre, Choreographer

2017-How is This the World, (film) Chicago, Choreographer

2017-By the Bog of Cats, Artistic Home, Chicago, Choreographer/Movement Director

2017- Line Breaks, Director

2016-Stupid F*cking Bird, UW-Madison, Choreographer/Movement Director

2016-Two: An exploration of duos, Choreographer
2016-Mr. Burns, Forward Theater Company, Choreographer, Assistant Director