(Select Plays can be read on the New Play Exchange)
Maia Henkin is an award-winning Off-Broadway playwright and filmmaker. She enjoys writing emotionally raw, provocative dramas and "traumadies" about strong, female protagonists who don't need no man to open the pickle jar.
Her accolades include being a Semi-Finalist for the Sundance Episodic Lab, being in the top 3% of script for the Final Draft Big Break Contest, being a Second Rounder at Austin Film Festival, an Official Selection at Academy-Awards qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival, being #15 on the Coverfly Red List, 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, a Semi-Finalist for Stage 32, and being in the top 4% of scripts for WeScreenplay.
In New York, she was a resident artist of the Drama Desk award-winning Flea Theatre (under Jim Simpson and Sigourney Weaver). 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 abroad at St. John's, Oxford University where she studied Shakespeare, Women in Medieval Literature, and Medieval Drama.
She is repped by A3 (Abrams) Agency and is currently meeting with major networks top option her latest pilot.
"[Maia Henkin] examines
dark, difficult subject matter with nuance and compassion."
- Scott Kaplan, Broadway
literary manager of
Manhattan Theatre Club.
"[Maia Henkin's] voice
shines throughout [her] work. [Her] storytelling is excellent."
- Steven DeBose, Director of Script Competitions, Austin Film Festival
Currently in the 2022 festival circuit...
Select Stills from "Little Cuts" (Click here to view the trailer)
Written and Directed by: Maia Henkin
Starring: Maia Henkin and Elise Berggreen
Produced by: Elise Berggreen
Director of Photography: Edward Salerno Jr.