Maureen Gallagher is an actor and playwright in Chicago theatre, and an alumna of TimeLine’s Playwrights Collective.  Her play, Martin Furey’s Shot, about photojournalists in South Africa during the violence preceding the election of Nelson Mandela, was produced at TimeLine Theatre in 2005. Comrades Mine, about Emma Edmonds, who fought in the Civil War disguised as a man, was produced at City Lit Theater in 2013.  It was nominated for a non-Equity Jeff Award for new work.  Recently it was adapted and mounted as a live radio play at Audio Air Force in Lansing, Michigan.  She received an Illinois Arts Council Artist grant to develop her play about Eudora Welty and her relationship with detective novelist Ross MacDonald, More Ruthless and More Tender.  It was nominated in 2014 for the Kilroys List of excellent new plays by female and trans playwrights.