The Alliance Theatre Podcast
An exploration of theatre and the people who make it happen.
9 months ago

Merging your Art & your Impact, with Maya Lawrence

A proud Spelman College alumna, join Alliance Resident Artist and Allyship Program Director in conversation with Patrick Myers.

Episode Notes

Maya Lawrence is a NYC born- Atlanta based multidisciplinary artist and activist, specializing in theater, performance, and poetry. As an actor, teaching artist, and facilitator with an audience range from newborns to as long as one can be alive, she uses her superpowers of creativity, curiosity, and compassion to facilitate theatre-based experiences rooted in Anti-Bias work for youth, families, individuals, corporations, and organizations in pursuit of becoming the most authentic & empathetic versions of themselves. As a proud Spelman College alumna, she uses theater to build alliances as a Resident Artist and the Allyship Program Director at the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre. Maya is on a mission to liberate the world through art using Love to light the path.

Patrick Myers is a freelance writer and playwright who also serves as the Education Process Manager for the Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where he manages the Press Play digital theater initiative. A graduate with honors of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts, his work has encompassed a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to writing, producing, criticism, and teaching. He is a proud facilitator for the Alliance Theatre’s Allyship Training, an introductory two-hour course on cultivating anti-bias thought, and specializes in developing strategies for increasing access to the arts through virtual spaces. His work has appeared in American Theatre, HowlRound Theatre Commons, and ARTS ATL, and in his free time he writes and records for Ghost Light: The Serialized Horror Podcast, available wherever you listen to podcasts.

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