Margaret Baldwin

Margaret Baldwin is a Senior Lecturer and General Education coordinator in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University. Her plays, adaptations, and ensemble works have been produced throughout the US and abroad. Her American Civil Rights drama Night Blooms won the Gene Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award for its world premiere at Horizon Theatre Company in Atlanta, and was named one of the best new plays of 2010 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Night Blooms had its mid-Atlantic premiere at Virginia Repertory in Richmond (2012) and has received staged readings throughout the US and in Paderborn, Germany. In March 2015, a staged reading of Night Blooms in Selma, Alabama, as part of the 50th anniversary commemoration of the historic Voting Rights Marches. Margaret's plays and adaptations have been produced in Atlanta by Synchronicity Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare, Horizon Theatre, and 7 Stages Theatre. Her current play, Coyote Hour, is a finalist for the 2015 National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Margaret regularly writes and directs plays for the KSU Department of Theatre and Performance Studies. Her ensemble works with students have traveled to festivals in Shanghai and Casablanca. Margaret earned her MFA from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. She is the winner of the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award from the KSU Foundation.