For 25 years Maya Productions has been making diverse theatre to create social and cultural change. We highlight stories of migration, champion artists of colour and open the doors for people of all backgrounds to get involved with theatre arts. We produce and tour new plays, develop young artists and work with other organisations to inspire a diverse workforce across the arts industry.
Over the past two years we have performed to audiences of 2000+, involved over 500 people in participatory and professional development activities and connected to many more with our online educational resources.
We are currently developing BENNY AND THE GREYCATS, a new musical sharing the story of an Anglo-Indian family of musicians who swap playing in a jazz band in South India to build a new life in Sheffield in the 1960s.
Our 2020 participation projects ROOTS TO ROOTS and MY GENERATION will involve young people and older communities in Sheffield exploring identity, migration, 1960s cultural landscape and music.
“Maya Productions, in making work inspired by BAME participants, and employing a truly diverse team of professional theatre artists, is leading the way for the Creative Case for Diversity” – Chris Elwell, Artistic Director, Half Moon Theatre.