Maizy Broderick Scarpa

Maizy Broderick Scarpa

Maizy Broderick Scarpa is a playwright, director, and performer from New England. She love tea, breaking the fourth wall, and children's books. Maizy's plays have been performed in NYC and regionally. A passionate Education Artist, Maizy has taught at Shakespeare & Company, Hampton Shakespeare Festival, and Dorset Theatre Festival. She also piloted an English as a Second Language program for...
Maizy Broderick Scarpa is a playwright, director, and performer from New England. She love tea, breaking the fourth wall, and children's books. Maizy's plays have been performed in NYC and regionally. A passionate Education Artist, Maizy has taught at Shakespeare & Company, Hampton Shakespeare Festival, and Dorset Theatre Festival. She also piloted an English as a Second Language program for Kurdish Regional Government employees in Erbil, Kurdistan. An NYU/Tisch graduate with degrees in drama and creative writing, Maizy trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and the Experimental Theatre Wing.

Plays

  • A PLAY WHERE NOTHING HAPPENS
    It’s best friends Maura and Anna last summer together before Anna leaves for college.
    In the absence of iconic adventures, they hatch a plan for Maura to finally get her first kiss "out of the way” with the help of their friend Pete. But the hijinks doesn't roll out exactly as planned, and in its wake, Maura is left with half-formed questions about who she is and what she wants––a domain that...
    It’s best friends Maura and Anna last summer together before Anna leaves for college.
    In the absence of iconic adventures, they hatch a plan for Maura to finally get her first kiss "out of the way” with the help of their friend Pete. But the hijinks doesn't roll out exactly as planned, and in its wake, Maura is left with half-formed questions about who she is and what she wants––a domain that her otherwise abundant vocabulary can’t quite seem to pin down. Meanwhile, Anna's cousin Jack is visiting for a few days and as summer draws to a close, Jack and Maura form a connection that Maura can't quite explain; Anna and Maura confront the rattling prospect of life outside each other’s constant company; and everyone––Anna, Maura, Jack and kissing-prospect Pete––must face the difference between what they think they want, and what they actually do.
  • ADULTS (a play for radio & stage)
    In the wake of their mother's death, two middle-aged sisters navigate feelings, friendship, and funeral logistics. Like anyone who has loved, lost, and/or "had it up to here" with family, this dramedy asks: "Who are you supposed to call when someone dies?" "Was it my fault?" "Are you wearing my shirt again?!"

    Overachiever Maggie––who has just arrived...
    In the wake of their mother's death, two middle-aged sisters navigate feelings, friendship, and funeral logistics. Like anyone who has loved, lost, and/or "had it up to here" with family, this dramedy asks: "Who are you supposed to call when someone dies?" "Was it my fault?" "Are you wearing my shirt again?!"

    Overachiever Maggie––who has just arrived expecting a normal visit––pivots into planning mode, making breakfast and to-do lists at breakneck speed. Her younger sister, by contrast, slows to a catatonic halt. (Bookish Jo is not afraid to feel her feelings––and as Mom's primary caretaker, she has a lot of them!) In real-time and through flashbacks, the sisters grapple with their relationship with each other, their larger-than-life mother, and themselves. Will the bond that's tethered them since childhood survive the seismic shift?
  • ADULTS (short stage version)
    In the wake of their mother's death, two middle-aged sisters navigate feelings, friendship, and funeral logistics. Like anyone who has loved, lost, and/or "had it up to here" with family, this dramedy asks: "Who are you supposed to call when someone dies?" "Was it my fault?" "Are you wearing my shirt again?!"

    Overachiever Maggie––who has just arrived...
    In the wake of their mother's death, two middle-aged sisters navigate feelings, friendship, and funeral logistics. Like anyone who has loved, lost, and/or "had it up to here" with family, this dramedy asks: "Who are you supposed to call when someone dies?" "Was it my fault?" "Are you wearing my shirt again?!"

    Overachiever Maggie––who has just arrived expecting a normal visit––pivots into planning mode, making breakfast and to-do lists at breakneck speed. Her younger sister, by contrast, slows to a catatonic halt. (Bookish Jo is not afraid to feel her feelings––and as Mom's primary caretaker, she has a lot of them!) In real-time and through flashbacks, the sisters grapple with their relationship with each other, their larger-than-life mother, and themselves. Will the bond that's tethered them since childhood survive the seismic shift?
  • PANDORA SHAKES THINGS UP: A Myth Inverse
    A Greek myth re-written in verse, inverse, and set in an abstinence-only high school.
  • CIRQUE du DISMAY: A Fairly Short Play
    A mime, a clown, and a person who hasn't figured out their "thing" yet are faced with a big decision when the city bans street performance.
  • AND EAT IT TOO
    As Lily Lopez prepares to compete in the County Fair pie-eating contest, an unexpected rendez-vous forces her to face her anxieties, potentially eating too many pies in the process.
  • STRANGE NEW PLANET: A Live Book-On-Tape
    An trunk falls into a Walmart parking-lot. An alien emerges. What do you do when you don't know the rules? How can a creature learn to live on this strange new planet?
  • WAYWARD HOME: A Musical Folktale
    In this epic retelling of the Noah's Ark story, three storytellers untangle an tale of love and loss, and ask "How do you keep going when the world turns upside down?"

    story by Maizy Broderick Scarpa & Clara Strauch
    book by Maizy Broderick Scarpa
    music by Clara Strauch