Maria Vorhis is a writer, performer, and once upon a time clown.* She has collaborated as an actor, writer, and producer on several short films and one feature-length film, many of which have screened at film festivals, and has toured multiple theatrical productions throughout the country, including her award-winning solo play, “Are You There, George?” Her writing has been published in Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, Salt Hill Journal, and Pigeon Pages. Her essay, "The Astronaut" was a finalist in the 2020 Pigeon Pages Essay Contest. She lives in a 130-year-old house with her husband and two cats in St. Paul, MN.
*Fun fact: she is the only person she knows to have been accepted to clown school three times, only to learn—all three times—that the clown school was closing.