MARYA MAZOR is a critically acclaimed, award-winning director of theatre and film whose work has been seen across the country. She was one of eight women chosen to participate in the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, where she directed The Winged Man, featuring Ana Ortiz, written by Academy-Award Nominee Jose Rivera (Motorcycle Diaries). The Winged Man, which premiered at the prestigious Rhode Island International Film Festival, has since played at festivals around the country and abroad, including ComiCon and Athens International; it also aired nationally on SiTV and is now available on Amazon. Marya recently directed The Model Apartment at The Geffen Playhouse and Ivy & Bean at South Coast Repertory Theatre; her fall 2013 production of Time Stands Still at The Chance Theater garnered rave reviews. In 2012, Marya directed Aladdin for Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment. She also recently directed the world premiere of Brian Nelson’s Overlooked at The Chance Theater and Churchill’s Mad Forest at the Open Fist Theatre, both to critical acclaim. Her hit production of Albee’s The Goat was named Best Play of 2011 by OC Weekly.
Other favorite productions include the west coast premiere of Philip Kan Gotanda’s Day Standing On its Head, a co-production of the Berkeley Repertory Theater and the Asian American Theater Company; Kia Corthron’s Come Down Burning at the Long Wharf Theater; and the world premiere of Cary Wong’s Mirrors Remembered at the New York Stage and Film Company. Her work has been seen at Nada, Dixon Place, The Main Street Theater, The Boston Court, Circle X, The Open Fist, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival, among other venues.
Marya founded Voice & Vision, a professional theater in New York City, and she served as its Artistic Director for ten years. She is a recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts/TCG Directing Fellowship, and she has taught at The New School, Pepperdine University and Fordham University. Marya holds an M.F.A. in directing from the Yale School of Drama.