Artist Bio

I am a Latin American artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I grew up in Philly with an adoration of music and theater, and developed a playwriting practice through the empowerment of organizations such as Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Yes!And Collaborative Arts. My work has since been produced in a number of independent theaters and festivals in Philly, New Orleans, and Montreal. At 17, I visited New Orleans for the first time, and was introduced to the world of community organizing and social practice. I vowed to move there, and when I finally did, I found myself suddenly in the world of mask-making, puppetry, clowning, and activism. During my time spent in Montreal, QC, I shifted the emphasis from art-making in institutionalized spaces onto the importance of DIY space. Now, based again in New Orleans, my focus is on finding the intersection between the worlds of art creation and cooperative ecosystems.

I believe in art as a cheap and accessible expression that can be used to celebrate, house, and protect communities in need. I believe in giving back to the organizations that raised me and finding ways to empower low income youth through storytelling and art creation. I curate and produce interdisciplinary group shows that feature local artists, presentations from community organizers, and the proceeds of which go to an organization, group of artists, or establishment in need. In my own practice and as a participant in these shows, I make puppets, masks, write theater and poetry, and make music using myth and origin creation. 

Shows

2019

WIPS, La Plante, MTL- curator, writer/director, performer

2018

Portal Juice, Art Klub, NOLA- installation artist, sculptor, creative director

2018

Tongue in Cheek, Headlong Studios, PHL- writer, director, curator

2018

One Fest, One Love Community Centre, NOLA- writer, director, stage manager, curator

2017

Future is Female Festival, Headlong Studios, PHL- monologue writer/director

2016

A Laced Late Night Experiment on Post Humanism (immersive theater) DGC, PHL- writer, director

2016

New Voices Festival, Temple University, PHL- playwright

2016

Young Voices Festival , Drake Theater, PHL - monologue writer

2015

The Agency, Myvision Theater Ensemble, PHL- playwright/director/scenic design

Work/Projects

2019

Emergency Circus, Tijuana- Humanitarian Clown

2019

Philadelphia Jazz Residency, Kimmel Center- Lyricist

2018

Mouthful Podcast/Television Series, PHL- co-producer

2018

Yes!And... Collaborative Arts, PHL- teaching artist

2018

Resident Playwright's Mentor, PHL- mentor

2016

Puentes De Salud, PHL-Art Teacher

2015

Myvision Theater Ensemble- Artistic Director

2015

Photo Lounge, PHL- Lab Tech

Residencies/Internships

2019

2018

2018

Dragon Dance Theatre, Toulouse, FR

Le Grand Costumier, Montreal, QC

One Love Community Center, New Orleans, LA

2018

Art Klub, New Orleans, LA

2016

Philly Young Playwrights, Resident Playwright

2016

WolfPAC, Script Intern

Certificates/Recognition

2016

NOCTI Certification in AudioVisual Communications (National Occupation Competency Testing Institute)

2017

Adobe Certified Associate in Video Communication

2016

Philly Young Playwrights Young

Voices Winner

2017

Philly Young Playwrights New Voices Winner

Contact Me

1-484-682-5223

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Maya Pen
Storyteller, 
Creature Creator,
Community Organizer