Maya Washington is an accomplished stage and film actor, choreographer, director, and playwright. She’s done everything from theatre, film, and lifestyle modeling for major brands, to on-camera hosting over the years.
As an actor, Maya has performed in over 20 theatrical productions at a number of regional and national venues including Trinity Repertory Company, Penumbra Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, History Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, Pillsbury House Theatre, The Powerhouse Theatre, The California Science Center, The House of Blues, The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and others throughout the US.
Maya had the honor of originating the role of August in the national tour of William S. Yellow Robe’s Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers and is a member of Actor’s Equity Association.
Her monologue appears in The Playwrights’ Center Monologues for Women (Heinemann Drama, 2005), as an excerpt from her full-length play South of Adams West of Figueroa, which received a staged reading at Congo Square Theatre in Chicago as part of the August Wilson Playwriting Initiative.
Maya started dance lessons at the age of eight and later got her start in theatre at the award-winning Youth Performance Company (YPC) in Minneapolis, MN as a teen and has spent much of her professional life giving back to the theatre as a staff choreographer, director, and arts educator.