Native New Yorker Maia Lorian is an actress and creator with a background in comedy and improv. Career highlights include: Flight of the Conchords (HBO), The Onion News Network (IFC), a plethora of CollegeHumor videos that have gone viral, a series of films by cult film maker Mike Kuchar (Kuchar Brothers), worked as a performance facilitator for Marina Abramovic’s piece Generator, and featured on SNL. In theater- Carmina Burana (Lincoln Center), Murder In the Cathedral (Hoi Polloi/Off Broadway), A Pale Horse Death and Hell (Ontological-Hysteric Theater), Flying Snakes in 3D (Ars Nova).
Maia studied with Anne Bogart's SITI Co. and the Experimental Theatre Wing at Tisch/NYU. She’s the artistic director of “A Presidential Parody”, a guerrilla art ad takeover with live street performances. Posters in the series earned a spot in the permanent collection of Poster House Museum in NYC, and were featured in Hyperallergic and The Nation. Maia’s workshopped many new productions and loves to create. Maia also does stand-up, sings, composes music and lyrics, and is always learning new skills, like Russian and ukulele.