I spend a lot of my time and energy advocating for the rights of Donor-Conceived people (like myself.) These rights we advocate for are the right to our genetic identity, which includes basic, crucial information such as an accurate medical history and ethnic/racial origins. Information such as this is vital for the healthy physical and mental well-being of a person. Nature AND nurture are both equally important. Families are all different and that's okay. Knowing our entire true stories is what makes us who we are. <3
*I've been using my art as a form of advocacy as well and have been writing a musical about a donor-conceived person for the last three years. Stay tuned...*
I believe in EQUALITY for all people, regardless of their gender, race, sexuality, spiritual belief, or physicality. I believe theatre can be a form of service.
As an artist, I hope to always
Speak Out, Raise Awareness
and Connect People.
Rock music has always been a part of me. Throughout my life while pursuing theatre, I've always been in bands: entertainment/wedding/cruise ship bands, acoustic duos, cover bands (I once was in an 80s cover band called "Dead Cat One Snap"...yup.) I am currently in a wedding band called Fortress through Elan Artists Agency.
I am the founder/singer/songwriter of my own original alternative rock band called ERIN MAYA AND THE RECKONING. We play all over the NYC/tri-state area. Our music is on Spotify/iTunes/YouTube...check it out! Our first EP is titled "Suburban Anxiety", but it was our single "No More Waiting" (an anthem I wrote for the concor-conceived community) that garnered over 10k streams and inspired the musical I am currently writing. Check out our instagram @erinmayaandthereckoning to find out about our upcoming shows!
I have a love and appreciation for that Old-Hollywood Glamour .The women were sassy and strong, and my "old soul" connects with that golden era.
BREAKING GENDER BARRIERS
I embrace the feminine & masculine in both myself and the characters I play. I have enjoyed playing male roles in the past because it gives me the chance to explore this duality. I love multi-dimensional characters, and believe that nothing, including gender and sexuality, is "black & white".
I am your quintessential Pisces....Emotional, Perceptive, Dreamy, Adventurous, and Artistic <3