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Benny and the Greycats at Migration Matters Festival

Benny and the Greycats at Migration Matters Festival 150 150 MAYA Productions

Maya Productions were pleased to present a work-in-progress performance of Benny and the Greycats at the Migration Matters Festival. It’s 1964. The Anglo-Indian Connolly family of Trichinopoly, South India, are…

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Ignite Imaginations Are Recruiting

Ignite Imaginations Are Recruiting 150 150 MAYA Productions

Ignite Imaginations are currently looking for up to four freelance artists specifically for a project in partnership with Maya Productions. ​For full information about the project and how to apply…

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DISRUPT 2021 Open Call Launch

DISRUPT 2021 Open Call Launch 150 150 MAYA Productions

Maya Productions are delighted to be partnering on this new festival DISRUPT 2021 Open call for creative proposals DISRUPT is a brand new digital arts festival taking place 8-9 July…

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How To Write A Musical During Lockdown: Benny And The Greycats

How To Write A Musical During Lockdown: Benny And The Greycats 150 150 MAYA Productions

Before the Covid-19 outbreak, Maya Productions were one of many companies presenting work at the Migration Matters Festival 2020, but despite the piece being postponed to the 2021 programme the…

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Maya Productions Statement regarding Racial Injustice.

Maya Productions Statement regarding Racial Injustice. 150 150 MAYA Productions

Like so many others around the world we, at Maya Productions, have been saddened, shocked and angered by the killing of George Floyd, and the injustice and systemic racism that…

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Baptism of Fire – Words from our Composer

Baptism of Fire – Words from our Composer 150 150 MAYA Productions

My name is Riz Maslen and I am the composer working on Benny and The Greycats. For me this is a new challenge, having never worked in Musical Theatre before…

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By Hook or by Crook: Words from musican Mike Gorman

By Hook or by Crook: Words from musican Mike Gorman 150 150 MAYA Productions

Having not worked in theatre before, I had an interesting and fulfilling experience recently working for 2 days as part of the development team for Maya Productions forthcoming musical Benny…

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Benny and the Greycats -lifting the lid

Benny and the Greycats -lifting the lid 150 150 MAYA Productions

Off to Sheffield! It’s with great excitement that we are bringing the next stage of development of Benny and the Greycats to my home town of Sheffield, as we spend…

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The Croydon Avengers – Behind the Mask 5

The Croydon Avengers – Behind the Mask 5 150 150 MAYA Productions

Being in The Croydon Avengers makes you feel like you’re a real-life superhero! When the sound effects and lights kick in your heart starts beating faster; you know it’s time…

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The Croydon Avengers – Behind The Mask 4

The Croydon Avengers – Behind The Mask 4 150 150 MAYA Productions

With every new production, I get excited about the world I will inhabit with the cast. As a movement director I constantly shift between physical languages in different eras and…

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The Croydon Avengers – Behind the Mask 3

The Croydon Avengers – Behind the Mask 3 150 150 MAYA Productions

I’m an artist based In north London and have been making comics for 4 years. I’ve had an interest in comics since I was 6 from reading the sonic the…

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The Croydon Avengers – Behind the Mask 2

The Croydon Avengers – Behind the Mask 2 150 150 MAYA Productions

We’ve had a Black Panther movie, followed by a royal wedding with the bride being mixed heritage (there is no such thing as race). But people of colour have always been part…

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The Croydon Avengers – Behind the Mask – The Continuing Saga

The Croydon Avengers – Behind the Mask – The Continuing Saga 150 150 MAYA Productions

Just over a week to go until rehearsals start for Maya Production’s The Croydon Avengers by Oladipo Agboluje. It’s a celebration, as with all Maya’s work, of diversity and Black,…

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Behind the Mask – Part 2: The Transformation has begun!

Behind the Mask – Part 2: The Transformation has begun! 150 150 MAYA Productions

In pictures: day 1 of rehearsals

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Maya Productions are recruiting a Chair for their board of Trustees

Maya Productions are recruiting a Chair for their board of Trustees 150 150 MAYA Productions

Maya Productions are looking for someone to lead our board of trustees and help us make diverse theatre that creates change; socially, politically and culturally. Our vision is of a world…

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Behind the Mask – Part 1: Oladipo Agboluaje on the ideas behind The Croydon Avengers

Behind the Mask – Part 1: Oladipo Agboluaje on the ideas behind The Croydon Avengers 150 150 MAYA Productions

“Needing help is different from being helpless.” … The idea behind The Croydon Avengers was to create a piece of work that put young refugees in a position of power and responsibility. The…

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Where Am I? Callout to Young Adults in Leicester

Where Am I? Callout to Young Adults in Leicester 150 150 MAYA Productions

We had a really great focus group in London exploring diversity in theatre and role models, and now we are looking for young adults in Leicester to take part. Where…

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Where Am I? “BAME role models and leaders in the performing arts:

Where Am I? “BAME role models and leaders in the performing arts: 150 150 MAYA Productions

We are looking for individuals with an emerging or established career in UK theatre who would like to participate in a research project on BAME workers in theatre, conducted in…

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See our workshop video

See our workshop video 150 150 MAYA Productions

https://vimeo.com/185643258   We are continuing to work in Croydon with Young Roots and are planning a project with Waddon Youth Centre. Watch this space for the latest developments on the…

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Where Am I?

Where Am I? 150 150 MAYA Productions

I’m looking forward to moving forwards with all our exciting work this Autumn on Up North, Superheroes: South of the River and our Young Roots workshops. I’m also doing some…

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What is Cultural leadership about? My Top Ten Tips

What is Cultural leadership about? My Top Ten Tips 150 150 MAYA Productions

A couple of weeks after the Clore Residential – back in the Old Smoke and I am still trying to absorb much of the learning from our wonderful Kent retreat.…

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Up North invited to pitch at Beam Showcase

Up North invited to pitch at Beam Showcase 150 150 MAYA Productions

About a month ago me and the director Suzanne Gorman, went up to the West Yorkshire Playhouse to pitch to get a place on the BEAM Musical Theatre Network and…

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Redrafting

Redrafting 150 150 MAYA Productions

Redrafting Up North was a really challenging task. The key was doing lots of character work on back stories. It was similar to work I’ve done as an actor in…

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Maya at Summer Festivals

Maya at Summer Festivals 150 150 MAYA Productions

The Maya Team were out and about in Croydon running drawing, street art, drama and martial arts workshops at Croydon’s Ambitions Festival in July. Photo highlights can be found here.…

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After the event

After the event 150 150 MAYA Productions

Dust is settling after Up North workshop week. My sleeping pattern is all messed up because of it hence this super late post. Workshop week was amazing though, want to…

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Day One

Day One 150 150 MAYA Productions

Wicked first day of rehearsal for the Up North workshop week. Was great to meet all the cast, many of them for the first time, and jump straight into a…

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Workshop on the horizon

Workshop on the horizon 150 150 MAYA Productions

Amazing weekend. The Kickstarter is finished and we raised over £600 on the last day, which was absolutely brilliant. We almost doubled our target which is absolutely amazing, but don’t…

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Jonny writes…

Jonny writes… 150 150 MAYA Productions

We have now fully cast Up North and it is fantastic to have all the cast on board, I think it’s going to be a fantastic week with a bunch…

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Back in town

Back in town 150 150 MAYA Productions

Having just got back to Hamburg where I performed a wicked set with Supreme. Frost, I’m now over my jet lag (there was only a 1 hour time difference) and…

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XYM from Hamburg

XYM from Hamburg 150 150 MAYA Productions

So after recording until 2.30 am in Hamburg last night today started with my first lie-in of the week. It was amazing not to set an alarm and when I…

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Up North Writers Blog

Up North Writers Blog 150 150 MAYA Productions

Hi guys this is my first blog about my hip-hop theatre project Up North. I was meant to write it last night but a lovely lady from Hip-hop Shakespeare blagged…

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Up North and Superheroes and heroines are go!

Up North and Superheroes and heroines are go! 150 150 MAYA Productions

We’re really pleased to be getting both these projects off the ground this Spring. Up North is soon to be workshopped at Soho Theatre and we start our youth arts…

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A great start to 2015

A great start to 2015 150 150 MAYA Productions

Maya Productions is really pleased to now be supported by the Teale Charitable Trust. The charity will be supporting our Superheroes: South of the River project. We’ve also got some…

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B3 Talent Lab supports Maya artists

B3 Talent Lab supports Maya artists 150 150 MAYA Productions

Congratulations to Anu Kumar and Jonny Wright for both gaining places on the highly competitive B3 Talent Lab. Anu will be developing Walls Have Ears and Jonny will be honing…

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Brixton Superheroes

Brixton Superheroes 150 150 MAYA Productions

Suzanne and  Assistant Director Joe Barnes Phillips pay a visit to Kids Company to find out more about them. Loads of cool activities going on, fantastic food and amazingly calm…

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SENSE Partners Walls Have Ears

SENSE Partners Walls Have Ears 150 150 MAYA Productions

Anu and Suzanne are pleased that Walls Have Ears will now be working with the organisation SENSE on the project.

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