In her 18-year professional career Maev has gathered 50 stage credits, including lead roles over four recent seasons at the Stratford Festival. She has appeared in 25 Canadian Premieres, including originating roles in Hannah Moscovitch’s Bunny, Kate Hennig’s The Last Wife, Judith Thompson’s Palace of the End, Michael Healey’s Proud, Jason Sherman’s La Ronde, Brenda Robbins’ and Morris Panych’s Parfumerie, and her own co-creations Montparnasse (with Erin Shields and Andrea Donaldson), and The Unforgetting (written by Alan Dilworth). She has played many of Shakespeare’s heroines across the country (Viola, Goneril, Titania, Rosaline, Hamlet, Helena and Portia, among others).
She is a Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award winner, three-time Dora Award winner and nine-time Dora nominee in both performance and writing, and referred to as “the excellent Maev Beaty” by the New York Times for the touring production of One Little Goat’s Ritter Dene Voss. She’s also been a proud member of huge theatre ensemble endeavours such as Theatrefront’s The Mill series, Volcano Theatre’s Another Africa (LuminaTO/Canadian Stage), Nightwood’s The Penelopiad and co-producer of Passion Play (Sheep No Wool/Outside the March/Convergence Theatre). Next she’ll be playing “Hannah Moscovitch” in their play (also created with AnnMarie Kerr) Secret Life of a Mother at the Theatre Centre and reprising her Elmire in Tartuffe at Canadian Stage in January.