Maya Graffagna (full name: Maya Lisa Akabane Graffagna)’s vast work experience in multiple industries has given her a vast understanding of how to reach different consumers, via both the digital and theater realms.
Over the past 7 years as a Graphic Designer, she has worked in theater, retail, and digital-only industries. She successfully used her skills to create graphic materials for these industries, all of which required their own unique strategies to reach their desired consumer. In order to design the graphic materials, she has worked extensively with Adobe Creative Suite, and website platforms Wix, Wordpress, Weebly, and Squarespace.
As a Costume Designer, Maya recently completed teaching as Costume Director for Rivals of the West's production of MICA The Play at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). In the previous year, she taught as Costume Director for The Pillowman. Select credits: Five Women (New York Theater Festival), With/Out Them (Swing Set), Ice Cream, Fro-Yo and Accusations of the Murder of John Lennon (Thespis Theater Festival), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Tempest Laides), Parking Lot 63 (Thespis Theater Festival), (Fabulous!… The Queen of New Musical Comedies (Write Act Repertory).
On the side, she enjoys working with her sketch comedy group Dave’s Friends. With Dave’s Friends, she began by solely doing costume and graphic design, but has since become involved in the acting and writing process.
Upcoming: With/Out Them at The Tank, August 2019