Hello! I’m Maya, a theatre director/writer/maker. My work aims to find and crack open cruxes of emotion through new articulations. Connection, attention and communication are at the core of what I do.


As a director, my most recent work includes Home Fires, a monologue about miscommunication and inheritance, written and directed by me, as well as adapting and directing Forward-Prize winning Emily Berry’s Stranger, Baby. As a writer, I work across genres but mostly in poems, plays and essays, and I regularly facilitate poetry workshops. Most recently I was comissioned by Chronic Insanity to write ONLYCONNECT, a digital interactive story about friendship, trust, and capitalism.




I work on new writing, adaptation, and poetry-based theatre. Credits include Home Fires (2021), Stranger, Baby (Emily Berry, BT Studio 2019), Colosseum (Jacob Forward, 2019) and Yellow (Conky Kampfner, Michael Pilch Studio 2017 (AD)).

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I've written essays, fiction, poetry and plays on everything from loneliness to cormorants. Previously, I've won the Oxford Review of Books short story prize, the Trinity Gould Essay Prize, and been shortlisted for the Martin Starkie Prize for poetry.

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Other Projects

I frequently run workshops and devise other side projects, often aimed at widening participation in the arts.

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