Maureen Towey is a director, producer and visual journalist working across mediums. SHE IS CURRENTLY A SENIOR VR EDITOR FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES, creating and commissioning Virtual reality pieces for The daily 360.
she directed black mountain songs, co-created with bryce dessner and richard reed parry and featuring the brooklyn youth chorus (Bam in NYC, Barbican in London). She has worked as a Creative Director for Grammy award winning musicians such as Arcade Fire, Ray LaMontagne, And esperanza spalding.
As an ensemble member with Sojourn Theatre, she Directs radical community-based arts events. she directed finding penelope, a site-specific play written by anne basting and featuring a chorus of older adults. The project inspired a documentary, The Penelope Project, which played nationwide on pBS. The project also grew into a book, co-edited by towey and published in May 2016, entitled The penelope project: An Arts-based odyssey to change elder care. with sojourn, towey also co-created the islands of milwaukee which culminated in a large scale installation in milwaukee city hall as well as A SERIES OF RADIO PIECES that towey produced.
TOwey has worked as a CONTRIBUTING PHOTO EDITOR at THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE WHERE SHE PRODUCED ten short films for THEIR 2015 GREAT PERFORMERS SERIES. She has been recognized as a Fulbright scholar (South Africa), a Princess Grace fellow, a TCG Leadership U grantee (Berkeley Rep), and as a PBS/AOL MAKER.