Maya Productions

Maya Productions makes diverse theatre that creates change, bringing together organisations and individuals who passionately want their work to enable social change and racial justice in the arts. We create opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, culture and classes to experience theatre. We do this by:-

Making theatre led by South Asian Diaspora, African Diaspora and Ethnically Diverse artists, presenting authentic stories of contemporary relevance and reaching out to new audiences.

Engaging with young people and communities across the UK, Maya Productions unlocks the creative potential of participants, demystifies theatre processes and inspires a diverse pool of artists and industry professionals for the future.

Promoting workforce diversity across the arts by raising awareness of barriers to progression and offering practical steps to make change and pave the way for greater inclusion.

Recent work includes a research and development workshop for our new family musical Super Chefs, by Betsy Picart, that explores gender roles in a Latin American intergenerational family. Involving food, a superhero and songs we shared three taster performances in December 2021.

In Spring 2021 we delivered two participation projects, Routes to Roots, working with young people from Roma/ Slovak backgrounds and Talking About My Generation with older Asian women to develop creative skills exploring themes of migration and cultural heritage. The projects were inspired by our vibrant new musical in development Benny and the Greycats, that tells the story of an Anglo-Indian family who move from South India to Sheffield in the 19060s. These projects culminated in an intergenerational performance at Migration Matters Festival in Sheffield.I will remember this project because it changed my life” (participant)

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