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Ignite Imaginations Are Recruiting 150 150 MAYA Productions

Ignite Imaginations Are Recruiting

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…

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DISRUPT 2021 Open Call Launch 150 150 MAYA Productions

DISRUPT 2021 Open Call Launch

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…

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Coaching and Mentoring Opportunity 150 150 MAYA Productions

Coaching and Mentoring Opportunity

Maya Productions in association with Stage Sight, www.stagesight.org, will deliver a series of free coaching /mentoring sessions for industry professionals in September and October. We are…

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

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

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…

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Maya Productions Statement regarding Racial Injustice. 150 150 MAYA Productions

Maya Productions Statement regarding Racial Injustice.

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…

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

Baptism of Fire – Words from our Composer

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…

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

By Hook or by Crook: Words from musican Mike Gorman

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…

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

Benny and the Greycats -lifting the lid

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…

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

The Croydon Avengers – Behind the Mask 5

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…

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

The Croydon Avengers – Behind The Mask 4

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…

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

The Croydon Avengers – Behind the Mask 3

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…

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

The Croydon Avengers – Behind the Mask 2

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…

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

The Croydon Avengers – Behind the Mask – The Continuing Saga

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…

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Bright Lights: Black, Asian & Ethnically Diverse Role Models and Leaders in Arts and Culture 150 150 MAYA Productions

Bright Lights: Black, Asian & Ethnically Diverse Role Models and Leaders in Arts and Culture

Black, Asian & Ethnically Diverse role models and leaders are important for increasing workforce diversity. Seeing Black, Asian & Ethnically Diverse artists in the spotlight builds ambition in young people and motivates individuals…

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Behind the Mask – Part 3: No Cape! 150 150 MAYA Productions

Behind the Mask – Part 3: No Cape!

Our very own Edna Mode (Our designer, Elle Rose) has been creating some amazing costumes for our Heroes!   https://mayaproductions.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/4af910d7-a666-4c51-bf42-0e1eb5303dbc.mp4 https://mayaproductions.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/545284e2-ebd4-4440-8116-36c1cb209a56.mp4 https://mayaproductions.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/a67acb88-665c-41c4-9480-c4bc0dbb3610.mp4

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The Croydon Avengers – Behind the Mask 150 150 MAYA Productions

The Croydon Avengers – Behind the Mask

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

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

In pictures: day 1 of rehearsals

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

Maya Productions are recruiting a Chair for their board of Trustees

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…

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

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

“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…

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

Where Am I? Callout to Young Adults in Leicester

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…

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Where Am I? “Black, Asian & Ethnically Diverse role models and leaders in the performing arts: 150 150 MAYA Productions

Where Am I? “Black, Asian & Ethnically Diverse role models and leaders in the performing arts:

We are looking for individuals with an emerging or established career in UK theatre who would like to participate in a research project on Black, Asian & Ethnically Diverse…

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See our workshop video 150 150 MAYA Productions

See our workshop video

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…

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Where Am I? 150 150 MAYA Productions

Where Am I?

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…

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

What is Cultural leadership about? My Top Ten Tips

A couple of weeks after the Clore Residential – back in the Old Smoke and I am still trying to absorb much of the learning…

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

Up North invited to pitch at Beam Showcase

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…

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Redrafting 150 150 MAYA Productions

Redrafting

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…

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Maya at Summer Festivals 150 150 MAYA Productions

Maya at Summer Festivals

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…

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After the event 150 150 MAYA Productions

After the event

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…

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Day One 150 150 MAYA Productions

Day One

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,…

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Workshop on the horizon 150 150 MAYA Productions

Workshop on the horizon

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…

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Jonny writes… 150 150 MAYA Productions

Jonny writes…

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…

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Back in town 150 150 MAYA Productions

Back in town

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…

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XYM from Hamburg 150 150 MAYA Productions

XYM from Hamburg

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…

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Up North Writers Blog 150 150 MAYA Productions

Up North Writers Blog

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…

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

Up North and Superheroes and heroines are go!

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…

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A great start to 2015 150 150 MAYA Productions

A great start to 2015

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…

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B3 Talent Lab supports Maya artists 150 150 MAYA Productions

B3 Talent Lab supports Maya artists

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…

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Brixton Superheroes 150 150 MAYA Productions

Brixton Superheroes

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,…

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SENSE Partners Walls Have Ears 150 150 MAYA Productions

SENSE Partners Walls Have Ears

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

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