Maizy, also known by her full name MaeEllen Broderick Scarpa, is a human who tells stories. Her work has been performed at Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Shakespeare and Co, WAM Theatre, Hubbard Hall, Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park, Method and Madness Theatre Co., and NYU Tisch's Experimental Theatre Wing. Her plays Pandora Shakes Things Up, and Cirque Du Dismay were Radius Festival finalists. She likes tea, breaking the fourth wall, and children's books.
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 and regionally, and her voice can be heard on several episodes of WBUR's podcast Circle Round. Her show 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, was further developed at Opera House Arts in 2017, and toured the Northeast in 2018.
Maizy has directed in Shakespeare & Company's Fall Festival of Shakespeare and Hampton Shakespeare Festival's Camp Shakespeare, and taught playwriting workshops at Dorset Theatre Festival. She has also taught Kurdish Regional Government employees English as a Foreign Language, and works as a Peer Navigator supporting people who need access to housing and healthcare. She is co-founder of the theatre company Emergent Ensemble.
Find her on New Play Exchange. She posts very occasionally on twitter and instagram: @MaizyScarpa