Maggie Whittum is re-emerging into life as an artist, after having survived a massive brainstem stroke (caused by a hemorrhagic pontine cavernoma) 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 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 illness and identity. She has spoken at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Georgetown Hospital, and Craig Hospital, among others. Maggie is creating 'The Great Now What', a documentary film about her experience with stroke, disability, loss and resilience. It is planned to be released in 2023. Maggie is a graduate of Colorado College.