Maya is an interdisciplinary performer, artist-educator, and theater-maker based out of Brooklyn, NY. Performance credits include: Period Sisters at HERE Arts Center (Ellie), Like Real People Do: LDRD with Linked Dance Theatre (Cornelia Prue), and Grounded in the 2019 On Women Festival at Irondale (The Pilot).
In their work as an artist-educator, Maya seeks to dismantle oppressive power structures + amplify the voices of marginalized communities by decolonizing access to artistic practice. Maya also facilitates the development of new contemporary plays and ensemble-devised work in various capacities, including Direction, Dramaturgy, Movement Direction/Choreography, and Devising/Writing. Developmental projects include The Gap by Makaela Shealy, and Stumpwater with Sacred Circle Theater. An excerpt of their play, How We’ll Get Over was commissioned for the Poetic License Festival in early March of 2020. This work is an exploration of the queer utopian ideal as it relates to the bodies + hearts of black queer folk who grew up/out of/through trauma in Faith Communities. Currently, Maya is cultivating ease + softness; while assisting the Revolution in the ways that they can.