John Maxwell is an award-winning playwright and touring actor best known for "Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?", his one man show based on the life of William Faulkner which has become a Southern Classic. The screen version of the Faulkner show won Maxwell the Best Actor Award at the 2006 Atlanta Film Festival.
Maxwell continues to tour with "Mr. Faulkner" as well as his new project, "The Religious Monologues." Maxwell creates dramatic interpretations of Biblical characters through one man shows performed for church congregations and at independent theatres. Based in Jackson, Mississippi, John Maxwell is pursuing screen and stage acting work and starting a new theatre.
FREUD'S LAST SESSION centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud, who invites a young, little-known professor, C.S. Lewis, to his home in London. Lewis, expecting to be called on the carpet for satirizing Freud in a recent book, soon realizes Freud has a much more significant agenda. On the day England enters World War II, Freud and Lewis clash on the existence of God, love, sex and the meaning of life – only two weeks before Freud chooses to take his own.
"The Prodigal" is a modern dramatic telling of the parable of the prodigal son, set in the Mississippi Delta. Told through John Maxwell's eye for authentic dialogue, effortless comedy, and cutting drama, "The Prodigal" is perfect for fans of The Religious Monologues.