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 at La Mama E.T.C., The Sidewalk Cafe, and The High Line Park. Regional credits include: Berkshire Theater Festival, Capital Repertory Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, WAM Theatre, Nutshell Playhouse, Hubbard Hall, and Shakespeare & Company.
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. Her first play Strange New Planet; a live book-on-tape was produced by NYU/Tisch's Experimental Theatre Wing in 2013, under her direction.
Maizy's poetry has been published by Seven Circle Press and Belleville Park Pages and she is a contributing writer to the textbook African American Heritage in the Upper Housatonic Valley. Maizy has taught middle schoolers, high schoolers, homeschoolers and Kurdish Regional Government employees subjects including theatre, writing, philosophy, Shakespeare, and English as a Foreign Language.
She is co-founder of the theatre company Emergent Ensemble. She likes tea and puns.
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