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After being formally trained at Kent State University, became a

company member to several local theatres in the NEOhio area including Magical

Theatre Company, The Ohio Shakespeare Festival, and The Chameleon Village

Project. These past years, she has directed some of her favorite productions: Ain’t

Misbehavin’, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is

Enuf, Sister Act, Fences and many more. Maya is a core member of the newly formed

Akron Black Artist Guild. She is a Theatre, Film, and Voice actor as well as carpenter,

director and playwright and is represented by Docherty Acting Agency. Maya has

tied her social justice work and love for theatre together in a myriad of productions,

including Say It Loud! (co-creator), Home (co-collaborator), inCOPnegro (co-

collaborator) and truly enjoys doing this work. As the Artistic Associate at Magical

Theatre Company Maya can fulfill her passion as an artist and educator and being

so an avid student. She prides herself in her continued study of Lessac Kinesensic

training, improvisation, and character development. She teaches a series of theatre

courses to all ages and that information can be found once an inquiry is made at the bottom of the page.

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I’m so fortunate to have an incredible job that I love which both challenges and fulfills me. Yet, none of what I do would be as meaningful to me without an audience to share it with. Stay up to date on all the latest news about the productions, events, and community work I’m involved with by having a look at the articles below.



I am so grateful to be nominated for best musical actress in Cleveland 2022 for a show that is close to 5-year-old Maya.

 The timeless fairy tale is reborn with originality, charm, and elegance in this classic musical with a modern twist. Faced with a lifetime of hardship and cruelty, Cinderella’s kindness never wavers, though she dreams of a better life. With the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella turns her dreams into reality on a magical night at the royal palace.



Maya Nicholson is the current swing for Dobama Theatre Company's production of STEW by Zora Howard.


An intimate, tightly constructed drama about three generations of Black women over the course of one day, and the violence they are forced to live with, absorb and attempt to overcome.


Thursday - Sunday


Thursday at 7:30 pm

Friday at 8:00 pm

Sunday at 2:30 pm

**01/29 Pay what you will show at 7:30 pm NO 2:30 pm performance

"The precise role of the artist, then, is to illuminate that darkness, blaze roads through that vast forest, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of its purpose, which is, after all, to make the world a more human dwelling place."

James Baldwin

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