By day, Maura Jarve is Creative Director and founder of True Creative Partners, a design and development firm specializing in crafting brands, websites, and generating eye-catching social media and digital marketing graphics.
Maura has been active in the tri-state community theatre scene since 1999, acting, singing, painting sets, directing, and serving various board positions for several theatre organizations across South Jersey. She lends her expertise in marketing, art and design to these organizations, to help improve their ability to sell tickets and gain recognition. Maura believes that theatre teaches us to bravely develop our inner selves in an adrenaline-charged, but ultimately low-risk environment. She loves that theatre does this while also building creative communities, friendships and partnerships.
If you’ve been admitted to a hospital in South Jersey you have likely seen Maura as the spokesperson on Inspira Medical Center’s intake video. You may also have heard her voice-over in video and on-hold for various area businesses.
Theatre credits include: Haddonfield Plays & Players: Fun Home (Alison) & Number the Stars (Mama), Cumberland Players : The Crucible (Elizabeth Proctor), A Streetcar Named Desire (Stella), Extremities (Terry), Company (April), Rumors (Chris). OBSP at the Levoy Theatre: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Maggie), White Christmas (Betty), Godspell, Annie (Grace), Lend me a Tenor (Diana), Sound of Music (Elsa), Over The River & Through The Woods (Caitlin O’Hare). Maura has also previously worked in PA (Drama Group, Action Arts, Players Club of Swathmore) and Candlelight Dinner Theatre, DE. As an actress and set designer/painter.
Maura is proud to have been nominated for, and has won numerous awards including OBSP’s Wally awards (Best Actress, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Best Actress in a Musical, White Christmas) , CP’s Little Theatre awards (Best Actress, Elizabeth Proctor, Crucible, 2018).
She is also a Girl Scout leader and lives in Elmer with her two girls and husband, Chris.
Artistic Director, Heidi Dugan is pleased to announce the formation of a new creative endeavor, For the Whim Productions (FTW). For the Whim has a mission to create theatrical productions that make its audiences laugh, cry, and think. To do this, FTW has established a collaborative culture of like-minded artists, so that together they can provide exceptional performances for the South Jersey region.
For the Whim is distinct from other area theatre groups in that its goal is to produce intimate shows, with an emphasis on productions not traditionally performed by larger groups in larger venues. Modern absurdism, Shakespearean classics, difficult dramatic topics all find spots in FTW’s future plans. The group emphasizes collaboration and quality, while remaining nimble and responsive to the needs and interests of its members and the greater community.
FTW hopes to partner with area businesses to create cohesive experiences which may include food and drink, alternative venues or other inventive entertainment offerings.
Watch the website (www.ftwproductions.com) as well as social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for upcoming announcements and tickets.
Media Inquiries please contact:
Heidi Dugan, Artistic Director