Makasha Copeland

Makasha Copeland

Makasha Copeland (they/them) is a playwright, actor, and comedian from the Texas Hill Country. Their full length plays have been produced at San Diego REP, Theatre Exile, Sideshow Theatre, The Agnes Nixon Festival, Scripps Ranch Theatre, Capital Repertory, Teatro Espejo, Theatre Lab FAU, and Vertigo Productions. Their play Extreme Home Makeover won the 2022 M. Elizabeth Osborn award, was a top five finalist for...
Makasha Copeland (they/them) is a playwright, actor, and comedian from the Texas Hill Country. Their full length plays have been produced at San Diego REP, Theatre Exile, Sideshow Theatre, The Agnes Nixon Festival, Scripps Ranch Theatre, Capital Repertory, Teatro Espejo, Theatre Lab FAU, and Vertigo Productions. Their play Extreme Home Makeover won the 2022 M. Elizabeth Osborn award, was a top five finalist for the Steinberg ATCA National New Play award, and won the 2019 Agnes Nixon Award. They were a two time resident artist (2020, 2021) at Ars Nova, where they co-created, wrote, and performed in two original full length comedies. As a sketch comedian and improviser, their work has been professionally produced at The Second City, Improv Olympic, Brooklyn Comedy Collective, The Asylum, and The Hideout Theatre. They graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Theatre and Latine Studies. makasharcopeland@gmail.com

Plays

  • Extreme Home Makeover
    Every year, thousands of families apply for a reality TV show that promises a rags-to-riches transformation for America's most deserving citizens. With such steep competition, the Vega family must fight to make their video application stand out. Makasha Copeland's earnest satire Extreme Home Makeover begs the question - in a world where so many receive so little, how much do miracles cost?
  • Fabuloso!
    Armed with All Purpose Cleaner and the resilience of that cockroach from Wall-E, three maids and a middle-schooler are tasked with removing the stains from Oak Hill Resort. When their boss is found dead in the master suite, this cleaning crew must launch their own investigation. Full of chistes, gossip, y power moves, raucous farce Fabuloso! interrogates the definition of morality in the hospitality industry....
    Armed with All Purpose Cleaner and the resilience of that cockroach from Wall-E, three maids and a middle-schooler are tasked with removing the stains from Oak Hill Resort. When their boss is found dead in the master suite, this cleaning crew must launch their own investigation. Full of chistes, gossip, y power moves, raucous farce Fabuloso! interrogates the definition of morality in the hospitality industry. Who killed who, and who gives a shit?