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, Albany Civic Theatre, Method and Madness Theatre Co., and NYU Tisch's Experimental Theatre Wing. Her plays Pandora Shakes Things Up, and Cirque De Dismay were Radius Festival finalists.
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 WBUR's Circle Round podcast. Wayward Home: A Musical Folktale, a collaboration with singer-songwriter Clara Strauch, premiered at Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts, was further developed at Opera House Arts, toured the Northeast United States, and has subsequently been performed several times in Sweden.
Maizy has taught at Shakespeare & Company, Hampton Shakespeare Festival, Barrington Stage Company, Dorset Theatre Festival, and through her consultation business Bloom Creativity. She implemented an English as a Foreign Language program for Kurdish Regional Government employees in Erbil, Kurdistan, and works as a Client Support Specialist supporting people living with HIV who need access to housing and healthcare. She is co-founder of the theatre collective Emergent Ensemble. She likes tea, children's books, and breaking the fourth wall.
Find her on New Play Exchange.
She posts very occasionally on twitter and instagram: @MaizyScarpa