A BIT ABOUT ME
Maia is a Designer, Director, Maker, Producer & Performer of puppetry. Since graduating from drama school in 2013, she has enjoyed collaborating on puppetry projects with numerous companies and artists to create exciting and imaginative new work.
In 2018, Maia was selected as the first ever Puppetry Consultant on the prestigious Old Vic 12 scheme.
As Puppet Director and Designer, theatre includes: There’s A Rang-Tan In My Bedroom (Little Angel & National Tour); My Cloud (National Theatre of Qatar); Our Teacher’s A Troll (Ruined Theatre); The Butterfly Lion (The Barn Theatre); Ally in Wonderland (Ruined Theatre); A Dickensian Christmas (The Old Library); Look Up (UK Tour); A Stone’s Throw (Edinburgh International Book Festival).
As Puppet Designer, theatre includes: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Southwark Playhouse); The Wind In The Willows (Turbine/UK Tour); The Further Adventures Of The Owl And The Pussycat, The Slightly Annoying Elephant (Little Angel); Great Apes (Arcola); Jack Frost (Moon On A Stick; Theatre Royal, Norwich/UK Tour); The Dream Factory, Invisible Me (House of Stray Cats; UK Tour); Baby Bear (Moon On A Stick; UK Tour); Meet The Eastenders (Museum of London Docklands); Metamorphosis, The Good Person of Szechwan, Doctor Faustus (Theatrical Niche; UK Tour); Tyke (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
As Assistant Puppet Director, theatre includes: 101 Dalmatians (Regents Park Open Air Theatre).
As Puppet Maker, theatre includes: My Neighbour Totoro (RSC); 101 Dalmatians (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); The Magician’s Elephant (RSC); Animal Farm (UK Tour), Doctor Dolittle (UK Tour); The Wizard Of Oz (Birmingham Rep); Beauty and the Beast (Chichester Festival); Mr Poppers Penguins (International Tour); Wolves in the Walls (Little Angel/UK Tour).
As Puppet Maker, television includes: Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared (Channel 4); Gnomus (BBC Proms).
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