Maia Henkin is an award-winning Off-Broadway playwright and screenwriter. She was a resident artist of the Drama Desk award-winning Flea Theatre (under Jim Simpson and Sigourney Weaver).
In New York, her plays have been produced at the renowned Lynn Redgrave Theatre, the Hudson Guild Theatre, the Gene Frankel Theatre (Prod. Nylon Fusion, creative team includes Tony award-winner John Patrick Shanley), The Tank (6-time Drama Desk award-winning theatre), the PIT, the Player's Theatre, the Kraine Theatre, and the Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre among many others. Her plays and monologues have been used in scene work at NYU Tisch, Columbia, and at the Matthew Corozine Studio.
Her play, "Joan", is featured in 365 Women, A Playwriting Project. She is a coordinator with the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative (LAFPI) and is an ALAP Diversity Fellow.
Maia graduated with honors in gender studies from Rhodes College, a BA in English Lit and Creative Writing (dual concentration), a BA in Theatre, and a Minor in Film. While at Rhodes, Maia was awarded the Clifton Scholarship to study
"[Maia Henkin] examines
dark, difficult subject matter with nuance and compassion."
- Scott Kaplan, Broadway
literary manager of
Manhattan Theatre Club.
abroad at St. John's, Oxford University where she studied Shakespeare, Women in Medieval Literature, and Medieval Drama.
She enjoys writing heartfelt, provocative dramas and dramedies about strong, female protagonists who don't need no man to open the pickle jar. She recently moved to Los Angeles and is meeting with major networks to option her latest pilot.
She recently won "Best Play" at the Player's Theatre NYC Festival (You can read press here).
The production trailer of her play, "We Were Children" can be found here.
Her accolades include being a Semi-Finalist for the Sundance Episodic Lab, winning "Best TV Pilot" at the Queen Palm International Film Awards, being a Finalist at the Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition, a Finalist at the Oaxaca FilmFest Global Script Challenge, being a Second Rounder at Austin Film Festival, a Semi-Finalist for Stage 32, being in the top 4% of scripts for WeScreenplay, an Official Selection at Academy-Awards qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival, being in the top 3% of script for the Final Draft Big Break Contest, a Quarter-Finalist for the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, and a Semi-Finalist at Los Angeles CineFest.
"Family Planning" (2018)
at the Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre in NYC
Acting in my film, "Broken" (2015) against Stefano Da Fre
at the Kraine in NYC
"We Were Children" 2016
Hudson Guild Theatre in NYC