Richard Maxwell, an Obie Award-winning writer and director, was born in Fargo, ND, and studied acting at Illinois State University. In Chicago, he was a cofounder of the Cook County Theater Department. Maxell has lived in New York City since 1994 and is the Artistic Director of New York City Players.
Richard Maxwell’s hour-long play is about a murder in a mundane suburban family that relies on silences to communicate. The plot has clear outlines and minimal detail, creating the effect of overheard conversations on a train.