Artist Bio

Maya Peniazek is a Latin American artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up with an adoration of theater and music. The rich and diverse theater scene in Philadelphia gave birth to her playwriting practice, and her work has been produced in a number of independent theaters and festivals. Her time spent living in New Orleans, Louisiana, inspired her entry into the world of mask-making and clowning, and she has since been working in immersive theater/installation art/puppetry, finding modes of interdisciplinary storytelling that highlight the intersection of written word, performance/performing objects, music, and activism. She is currently based in Montreal, QC, where she works as a freelance costume design consultant and events organizer. She has worked as a teaching artist with a number of youth-centered organizations such as Yes!And Collaborative Arts and Philly Young Playwrights. She works now inside of the realm of humanitarian clowning/puppeteering, and immersive group shows to raise awareness and funds on behalf of migrants/asylum seekers

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

2018

Dragon Dance Theatre, Toulouse, FR

Le Grand Costumier, Montreal, QC

One Love Community Center, New Orleans, LA

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-
Storytelling, 
Costume,
Performance