• Maia Directors

Reintroducing Maia Directors


After a year of baking poğaça and wistfully staring out the window, we are filled with hope this spring as all signs point to an approaching return to live performance. We at Maia Directors are eager to join you in co-creating a theatrical future that is just, equitable, and anti-racist. Allow us to re-introduce ourselves!

What is Maia Directors?

Maia Directors, founded in 2017, is a consulting group supporting organizations and artists engaging with stories from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. We offer script development and dramaturgical support, casting support, production consulting, and strategy sessions on outreach, communication, and marketing. To see the projects Maia Directors has worked on, click here.

Who is Maia Directors?

  • Kareem Fahmy - Director, Playwright, and TCG Rising Leader of Color

  • Evren Odcikin - Director, Playwright, and Associate Artistic Director at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

  • Megan Sandberg-Zakian - Director, Educator, and published Author

  • Pirronne Yousefzadeh - Director and Associate Artistic Director/Director of Engagement at Geva Theatre Center

Why should I hire Maia Directors?

  • You are programming a play by a MENASA writer and want to set it up for success;

  • You are casting a project and want to access a robust pool of MENASA actors;

  • You are creating a commissioning program or fellowship or other opportunity and want support making it inclusive, anti-racist, and inviting to MENASA artists.

Do you have a project that could benefit from Maia Directors' support, or just want to know more? Visit us at maiadirectors.com or email us at info@maiadirectors.com.