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Maura M. Knowles, LaDonna Burns & More to Lead INSULT TO INJURY Private Reading, 7/11


A private industry reading of Insult to Injury will take place on Friday, July 11 in Manhattan. Insult to Injury has book and lyrics by Maura M. Knowles and music by Nathania Wibowo. The reading will be directed by Joe Barros (Artistic Director of New York Theatre Barn, New York Innovative Theatre Award nominee for Hard Times).

Insult to Injury, a new play with music, examines why we should never give up on angels or anyone with broken wings. The piece is inspired by actual events drawn from bookwriter/lyricist Maura M. Knowles' past. Knowles also plays the title character Mo which is a version of herself.

Insult to Injury was selected and performed at the award-winning and critically acclaimed Western Stage Theatre's Playwright's Festival this past April in Salinas, California.

Joining Knowles in the cast of the reading are LaDonna Burns, Sarah Corey, Diane J. Findlay (Sister Act), T.J. Mannix, and Luis Villabon (Reefer Madness).

The private reading will be performed on Friday, July 11 at 2:30pm in Manhattan. For more information and to RSVP, please contact: A confirmation email will disclose the location of the reading. The reading runs approximately 90 minutes.

Maura M. Knowles is an actor and a writer whose versatile talents have led to a wide range of projects, from her roles in Francis Ford Coppola's Gidget, to the award-winning rock musical Bare. Maura has starred in a number of feature films sharing the silver screen with Jeffrey Donovan, Laura Prepon, Anne Meara and Warren Beatty. Knowles has landed guests spots on hit television shows including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Medium, Numbers, Lie to Me, E. R., Girlfriends, Titus, Providence, Becker, The Young and the Restless, and a recurring role on The Bold and the Beautiful. A woman of much versatility, Maura co-produced and starred in the critically-acclaimed world premiere of Jay Duffer's play, Big Girl, Little World at the New York International Fringe Festival, is the C.E.O. and founder of Mac-n-Mo's, a healthy baking company created in honor of her dad, and is a Board Certified Health Coach (A.A.D.P.).

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