Maggie Lee (she/her) is a Seattle playwright who creates diverse, imaginative new worlds in genres like science fiction, horror, and adventure. Her plays have been produced in Seattle, New York, Seoul, Chicago, and San Francisco. Recently, her short play Paper and Ink won the Third Place Prize in the Seoul Players’ 2018 Annual 10 Minute Play Festival. Her new play Sheathed was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and her steampunk train adventure The Tumbleweed Zephyr was nominated for a 2016 Gregory Award for Outstanding New Play and featured at the opening night event of the 2016 National Asian American Theater Conference in Ashland, Oregon. She was also a 2015 4Culture Art Projects grant recipient for The Journey of the Bell, a 2015 Playwright Mentor for Intiman Theatre’s Emerging Artists Program, a 2013 Artist in Residence at Theatre Off Jackson, and a featured playwright at ACT’s Local Writers Showcase for the REPRESENT! Multicultural Playwrights’ Festival in 2011 and 2012. Maggie is currently a board member of Rain City Projects, an organization that supports playwrights in the Pacific Northwest, an Artist Associate with Macha Theatre Works, and a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Her Plays in Print
The Clockwork Professor
Professor Pemberton is a humble inventor, a quiet man of science. But as political unrest sweeps over the great city of New Providence, buried secrets from the past threaten to destroy everything that he holds dear, and perhaps even the Crown itself. From romance to royal airships to roving inter-dimensional portals, The Clockwork Professor is an action-packed adventure of fantastical science fiction with a steampunk twist.
The Tumbleweed Zephyr
Two brothers, Atticus and Kai, climb aboard the Tumbleweed Zephyr, a transcontinental train headed from New Providence for the wilds of the Western Territories. But what starts as a simple journey by rail soon veers off track, with airship bandits, twists of fate, and wayward sparks of romance. All aboard for this epic new steampunk adventure!
A Hand of Talons
For generations, the Yao clan has ruled the criminal underworld in New Providence with an iron fist. But as the family empire threatens to crumble, Wilhelmina Yao must do whatever it takes to win in a high-stakes game of power and betrayal. Descend into the underground gambling den of the Fortuna Mews to explore the dark and dangerous world of steampunk noir in this thrilling new play.