Maggie Cino is an award-winning producer, director, playwright, and coach described as “a writer of extraordinary versatility and imagination.” She brings over 10 years of experience developing content for audio, broadcast/podcast, and live events, and is the former producer for Peabody and MACEI Award-winning media platform, The Moth. She has served as lead director at internationally recognized venues including Lincoln Center, BAM, The Sydney Opera House, the The Aspen Ideas Festival.
Known for her talent of helping emerging and accomplished writers and speakers become engaging storytellers, Maggie has discovered, structured, and edited numerous stories featured on the highly praised Moth Radio Hour and in multiple New York Times bestselling books. She brings a talent for crafting powerful material, developing scripts, and translating content across genres while maintaining the storyline, flow, and artistic intent. She has led storytelling workshops at universities, festivals, and organizations including the Cannes International Festival of Creativity, Melbourne Writer’s Festival, the Gates Foundation, Yale University, and the USA Network Characters Unite Program.
Her playwrighting credits include: “Warm Enough for Swimming” (FringeNYC Encore Series, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference semi-finalist, excerpts appear in the Smith & Krause Best Men’s and Best Women’s Monologue series) and “Decompression” (FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for Playwrighting, Chain Theater Minor Variations Series, published by Indie Theater Now).
She directed an environmentally staged production of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”, winning two Innovative Theater Awards, nominations for Outstanding Revival of a Play, and three-star recognition from Time Out New York. She received a Women In The Arts and Media Coalition Collaboration Award for developing and directing the workshop production Ophira Eisenberg's (Ask Me Another) one-woman storytelling show, “Scars”. Other directing credits include Lost Adult: Answers to Any Name (From the McSweeney’s Internet Tendency essays of author Dan Kennedy) which was nominated for Outstanding Performance Art Production by the 2018 New York Innovative Theater Awards, and Unsex Me Here: The Tragedy of Macbeth.