Maizy also known by her full name MaeEllen Broderick Scarpa, is a human who tells stories. Sometimes she does this with her voice, sometimes with her body, sometimes with words, and occasionally all three.
An NYU/Tisch graduate with degrees in drama and creative writing, Maizy trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Experimental Theatre Wing. She's performed in NYC
(La Mama E.T.C., The Sidewalk Cafe, The High Line Park) and regionally (Berkshire Theater Festival, Capital Repertory Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, WAM Theatre, Nutshell Playhouse, Hubbard Hall, Shakespeare & Company).
Maizy's plays have been performed at Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Shakespeare and Co, WAM Theatre, Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park and NYU Tisch's Experimental Theatre Wing. Her short play Cirque Du Dismay was a Radius Festival finalist. Her current project Wayward Home: A Musical Folktale, is a collaboration with actor/singer-songwriter Clara Strauch. It premiered at Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts in November of 2015, and was further developed at Opera House Arts in 2017.
Maizy has taught middle schoolers, high schoolers, homeschoolers and Kurdish Regional Government employees subjects ranging from theatre, writing, philosophy, Shakespeare, to English as a Foreign Language.
She is co-founder of the theatre company Emergent Ensemble. She likes tea and puns.
follow her on twitter @MaizyScarpa