Hey, I'm Maggie!

Denver, Colorado

Maggie Whittum is re-emerging into life as an artist, after having suffered a massive brainstem stroke in 2014 at age 33. She performs with Phamaly Theatre Company in Denver, which exclusively casts actors with disabilities. Previous theatre directing and producing credits include All in the Timing, The Zoo Story, Into the Woods and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She has directed and performed in Scotland, Colorado, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Beijing and throughout Canada. She also assistant-directed under Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman and Peabody Award winner Emily Mann at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ. Commercial acting credits include MapQuest, Samsung and Starz/Encore. Maggie speaks at conferences, universities, hospitals, and medical schools about her story of stroke, disability and identity. She has spoken at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Georgetown Hospital, and Craig Hospital, among others. Maggie is a graduate of Colorado College.


Maggie is co-creating a documentary about stroke, disability, loss, resilience, and the healing power of art titled The Great Now What.

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Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

PATRICK must enlist the help of his neighbor ROBERT to take the daughter he never knew he had to live with her maternal grandparents.


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The Great Now What

Denver, Colorado Film Feature

Surviving a stroke is just the beginning for a young actress who seemingly had it all.


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The Great Divide

Denver, Colorado Film Feature
Thriller, Western

In 1879 Colorado, a destitute ranch heiress must seek restitution by joining forces with the dangerous outlaws who murdered her father.


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Messy The Web Series

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Romance

A web series about love, marriage, separation, kids, and dating all under one happy roof! I swear this will not make you cry!


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Becoming Incurable

Sacramento, California Film Feature

A filmmaker captures the struggles, triumphs, and every day lives of three individuals living with severe chronic illnesses.


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Moonwalk With Me

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Family, Fantasy

Ben has a strange trait--he floats. When Juno realizes her father is ready to let go, she does everything in her power to keep him grounded.


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Seattle, Washington Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

TOPLESS is a narrative short film that follows two strangers as they undergo breast removal operations for very different reasons.


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New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary, Science

Nick decides to help his mom fight Fibromyalgia, a misunderstood syndrome labeled a woman’s disease, then unexpectedly confronts it himself


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Tracing the Hairstons

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary, History

This three-part documentary series explores the journey of the Hairston’s and shows how American slavery helped propel the Hairston’s to one


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Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A heartbroken woman stows away to her estranged lover's lake house where she becomes entangled with a teenage girl.


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Mrs. Drake

Denver, Colorado Film Short

It takes courage and strength to raise a child but it's constant doubt that consumes a parent.


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