MAURICE EMERSON DECAUL, a former Marine, is a poet, essayist, and playwright, whose writing has been featured in the New York Times, The Daily Beast, Sierra Magazine, Epiphany, Callaloo, Narrative, The Common and others. His poems have been translated into French and Arabic and his theatre pieces have been produced at New York City’s Harlem Stage, Poetic License Festival in New York City, Washington DC’s Atlas INTERSECTIONS FESTIVAL in 2013 and 2014, Odeon-Theatre de l’Europe in Paris, The Paris Banlieues Bleues Festival, The Middelhein Jazz Festival in Antwerp, The Avignon Theatre Festival in France and D’tours de Babel, The Grenoble Festival, Grenoble France, Arizona State University Gammage Memorial Auditorium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and the Park Avenue Armory in NYC. Forthcoming productions include The Mary L Welch Theatre at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Brown University. His album, Holding it Down, a collaboration with Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd was The LA Times Jazz Album of the year in 2013. Maurice, a Callaloo and Cave Canem Fellow, is a graduate of Columbia University [BA], New York University [MFA] and he began his MFA in playwriting at Brown in fall of 2015.
Upcoming with Poetic Theater Productions:
An excerpt of Maurice Decauls’ new play Hurt Me will be presented as part of a special Veteran Voices 2017 event on Friday October 13th before a performance of Outside Paducah: The Wars At Home.
Previously with Poetic Theater Productions:
Maurice Decaul’s Dijla Wal Furat: Between the Tigris and the Euphrates was presented by Poetic Theater Productions as part of the 2015 Poetic License festival of new poetic theater.
Playwright for Love, Redefined 2013
Playwright of work presented in Poetic Theater Productions “Presents…” 2013 series