Hi, I'm Maya Quetzali Gonzalez!
I am a director and choreographer. I tell stories by and for and with other people of color. I structure my rehearsal processes the way I wish the rest of the world was structured, prioritizing generosity and collaboration.
I am a proud arts worker, currently serving as the Program Associate for the MAP Fund, where I work toward more equitable grantmaking practices.
I am a volunteer/reproductive justice advocate with Jane's Due Process and an organizer with the Sunrise Movement.
I am a 2020 graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Drama and a minor in producing. I attended NYU as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar.
I make my home in New York City and North Texas. I'm Mexican-American, but think Latinidad is kind of fake. I use she/her pronouns. I love the reality TV show "Bachelor In Paradise" and make pretty decent seitan.
This picture of me was taken by Paris Benson and accurately represents how often I wear black turtlenecks. .
I'm particularly interested in taking on directing/choreography projects after March 2022 once my current projects are completed. Also, my dream job is "consultant" even though I'm not sure what they do.
Please note that I will not respond to any MAP Fund-related requests sent to me on my personal email. If you wish to get in touch with me regarding MAP, please reach out to the email provided on the MAP contact page.