Maya Macdonald is a playwright and native of New York City. Her plays as been seen and heard at The Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, The New Ohio, Echo Theater Company, Bushwick Starr, New Dramatists, Ensemble Studio Theatre, MCC Theater Young Playwrights, Three Legged Dog, The Flea, Rising Phoenix Rep, JACK, Dixon Place, and DePaul University. Her plays include: Brunch, (Honorable Mention 2016 Relentless Award, Semi-Finalist 2018 O'Neil Playwrights Conference, Semi-Finalist 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and Semi-Finalist Theatre503’s Playwriting Award in London), Three Anne Franks (Finalist, Rattlestick Playwrights Commission), Raw Pasta (Semi-Finalist 2019 O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Semi-Finalist 2019 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference), Leave the Balcony Open (Finalist 2011 Princess Grace Award). Her play Raw Pasta will be presented this summer as a part of ICE Factory at The New Ohio. She received her BA from Bennington College and an MFA from Hunter College under the guidance of Annie Baker, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins & Brigade Mullins where she received the Irv Zarkowr Award for Excellence.